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Coronavirus-related stress likely a factor in record overdose deaths, experts say

Overdose deaths hit a record 93,000 amid coronavirus last year due to pandemic-driven instabilities and loss of support systems, inaccess to medical care and the increasing presence of deadly synthetic opioids, top experts in addiction suspect. “It’s a horrifically tragic loss of life, particularly considering where we have been going as a country, as a… Read More »

Stress in medicine: lessons learned through my years as a surgeon [PODCAST]

“Medical professionals face uniquely challenging pressures. Our work itself is extremely demanding, and always has high stakes for those we care for. External circumstances that impact our work carry uncertainties that add more stress. Constantly feeling targeted as the financial solutions to greater health system issues compounds our burden. While some choose to talk about… Read More »

How does diet affect stress

The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at How Endocrinol. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis in the regulation of energy balance. Beating Stress Through Nutrition. Prevalence of Obesity in the United States. But a Gallup poll shows that only 57 percent of us are actually getting the servings of fruits affect vegetables we need. Eating… Read More »