Not long ago, I became a patient.  I was sitting at my desk, writing in a journal, when suddenly things became unsteady. I’d had a previously dizzy spell a couple of days ago, and since I’m a doctor, I recognized it as vertigo, and knew that it most likely represented age-related changes in the balance…

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In my talk in Charleston a little more than a week ago, I spoke about a four-part prescription to help medical students avoid burnout.  Well, although burnout affects medical students more than other similar-aged young adults, it is a threat for us all.  One element of the prescription involves mindfulness, which involves stopping what you’re…

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