What Physicians Call Burnout, Others Call PTSD A Guest Post by Edwin Leap, MD

  “Gunshot wound to chest, pulseless, 20 minute ETA.” When that’s the EMS report, it gets your attention.  Despite the wonderful theatrics of modern medical shows, and the best efforts of real-world, sweat-drenched paramedics, those of us who have done this long enough can translate that report.  For the layperson it means:  “Dead.” I saw […]

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8 Success Lessons Richard Branson Didn’t Learn in Business School A Guest Post by Lolly Daskal

  Success comes in many forms. For Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, the path to success was not the conventional one. He went on to build eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries, but business school was difficult–especially because he suffered from an acute combination of dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. […]

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Causes of Conflict Between Siblings Caring for Elderly Parents A Guest Post by Jeff Anderson

  Family dynamics are infinitely complex, but two underlying themes run through most sibling disputes about their parent’s care: injustice and inheritance. 1. Injustice When one sibling shoulders a disproportionate burden of Mom or Dad’s care, that sense of unfairness can foster resentment. Often, by virtue of distance, the siblings who live further away are […]

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Violence in the Emergency Department is on the Rise: We Need a Better Plan for the Emergency Treatment of the Mentally Challenged

ER Nurse Recounts Being ‘Slapped, Pinched, Spat On’ By Patients   LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — As an emergency room nurse, Elizabeth Hawkins has seen it all. “I have been slapped, pinched, spat on,” said Hawkins. “I want to make sure that I’m coming home to my family every night. That the other nurses go home to […]

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7 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Goes Wrong A Guest Post by Marc Chernoff

  When life is “falling apart,” it could actually be falling together… for the very first time.  Which is why it feels so darn uncomfortable.  Consider that what’s in front of you may be serving you in valuable ways you don’t even understand right now. “Today, on my 47th birthday, I re-read the suicide letter […]

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