This is almost a full month of quarantine for me. I started this journey early before it was a requirement for all, as a physician with a history of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection,  I knew it would be bad if I didn't stay put. I risk falling victim to an invisible enemy. Now quarantine is a statewide requirement for all. Some people are still in denial of the severity ...

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An emergency room physician, who I interviewed recently, rented an Airbnb to protect his wife from the virus. He is now separated from his family, alone and fighting to keep safe in New York City, with limited resources and PPE  or personal protection equipment. When we turn what is vital to our physician's protection into an anacronym, PPE, it loses intensity and meaning. The words "personal protection" is also a misnomer ...

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Research shows that as many as 50 percent of physicians report some level of burnout that manifests as depression, dissociation, indifference, and even substance use disorders. Medicine has become focused on monetary gains by large corporations, major hospitals, and insurance companies. As much as doctors want to focus on quality patient care, they are forced to focus on electronic medical records that are cumbersome, seeing multiple patients with quick assessments ...

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Fashion Is Moving Too Fast, and It’s Killing Creativity," by Veronique Hyland, talks about burnout in the fashion industry. As a former Fashion Designer turn physician, my curiosity was piqued. If you substituted the word "medicine" for "fashion," the title would be just as relevant to the medical industry, as it is to the fashion industry. Yes, medicine is moving too fast, and it’s killing creativity and our doctors. Burnout in the fashion industry stems from the need to ...

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