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Moral Injury From a Primary Care Perspective

Moral Injury From a Primary Care Perspective

By Talal Khan, MD

In the past 15 years, I have seen the corporatization of health care and a war on physician autonomy in general and primary care in particular.

Primary care physicians have been relegated to triage workers for big health systems and insurance companies. The devaluation is so extreme that in many areas of the country, they are losing out on competitive jobs to physician assistants and nurse practitioners. These physician extenders are valuable assets to the health care system but also more likely to sing the tune of the administrators and regulatory bodies…

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Your Office Is Causing Your Back Pain. Here Are 5 Ways To Fix It.

Your Office Is Causing Your Back Pain. Here Are 5 Ways To Fix It.

By Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

In the course of researching and writing my book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, I met scores of people who told me that they liked⁠—or even loved⁠—their jobs and their colleagues. Still, they dreaded going to work, because it was hard to think about anything except how much their backs hurt.

More than once they’d ordered expensive new equipment, hoping to find a way to get out of pain. They’d raised their desktops to standing height, only to realize…

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Provide hope and purpose: Focus on the good for all!

Provide hope and purpose: Focus on the good for all!

By Erik Peper and Derek Doyle

“Fear stops action; hope initiate action.”
-Tali Sharot, PhD., author of Influential mind

Observe how you feel after you read the following two news reports:

Report 1. The graduating class at Atlanta’s historically black Morehouse College got the surprise of a lifetime on Sunday when commencement speaker and billionaire Robert F. Smith announced that he wasn’t just there to give the nearly 400 graduating seniors a nice motivational speech — he was also going to pay off their student debt.

News report 2: Gerry Dean Zaragoza, 26, is accused of fatally shooting his father and brother…

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Stress

Stress

By Ruchi Puri, MD, Msc, FACOG

Escaping STRESS is like trying to escape death and taxes. Bottom line: No one escapes stress in life. Stress is an inevitability. What I find interesting is how little we address it despite Google’s 1.32 Billion search results.

The questions I kick around are: What happens in me when I have it? Why is it different for each of us? Does it happen to me or do I do it to myself? What do I do about it? To be honest, my list of questions is much longer but this is a stressful enough start.

Stress is a big deal because there comes a point…

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Therapy with Latinx DACA Clients and Their Families: A Therapist’s Primer

Therapy with Latinx DACA Clients and Their Families: A Therapist’s Primer

by Jason Linder, LMFT
A DACA Primer
Many therapists are unfamiliar with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and have little experience serving clients and families with DACA status. I lived in Mexico City for almost 3 years, earned my Master of Arts degree there, speak Spanish, and have worked with many immigrant families…

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The Disability You Don’t Have

The Disability You Don’t Have

by Kevin R. Stone, MD

I have never met a paraplegic person who did not, at some point, mention how lucky they were not to be a quadriplegic. And I have often met quadriplegic people who are grateful to still be alive and able to enjoy their families and their work. We have all met injured people who, despite their disabilities, astound us with their optimism and good humor.

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The Psycho-Physiology of Relationships

The Psycho-Physiology of Relationships

by Jason N. Linder, LMFT

As a relationally-oriented therapist I know that relationship distress is the main reason that people seek psychotherapy. Our brains are hardwired with social circuitry that privilege emotions and our fundamental need for close attachments with others. They are imprinted in our survival code. We are innately interdependent…

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Lowriding: Ancestral Healing and Political Resistance

Lowriding: Ancestral Healing and Political Resistance

by David Escobar, MA, PhD (Candidate)

Four years ago, I moved from the outer Mission district of San Francisco, to the lush, green wine country of Northern California. In short order, I acquired a 1952 Chrysler from a local surfer moving to Florida to “catch the waves man!” I purchased the “bomb” (as this type of car is commonly known amongst lowriders) dirt cheap. I just couldn’t pass it up…

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On Healing the Healer

On Healing the Healer

by George Bertelstein

Now, Halloween, 2017…
In a phone call from my primary physician, I received the diagnosis of lung cancer, diagnosed through a CT Scan a few days prior. A multi-year bout of fatigue and inexplicable symptoms with unknowable causes was at last a real thing. It could be seen, assessed, treated and healed. My wife was in the room with me when my doctor called. Speakerphone…

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WELLNESS:  From Movement to Profession

WELLNESS: From Movement to Profession

Bigger than ever, with a place for you to engage.
by Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP

For over half a century, the concept of wellness has infiltrated communities, schools, workplaces and health care throughout the U.S. and abroad, inspiring people to embrace healthier lifestyles. Wellness has been a movement, profession, and industry, but most of all, wellness continues to evolve as a dynamic process that has now inspired four generations. While wellness as a concept is often criticized as a soft science with insufficient data or questionable ROI, the irony is…

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