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Managing Stress

In our modern era, “I am so stressed out,”is something you hear routinely from all types of people but especially patients. Yet, we rarely hear about doctors suffering from unhealthy and even pathological levels of stress and anxiety. It has gotten...

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Start Strong in Your New Job

For many in health care and other careers that rely on a graduate education, there is a false assumption that success in your job naturally follows your training — unfortunately this is not the case.  The effective practice of medicine is...

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First Real Paycheck

You’ve spent countless hours in the library, late nights working projects, and have lived more at the hospital/office than your home. After all this hard work and much delayed gratification you finally earn your first real paycheck! It is well...

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Deciding to Buy a Home? Read this first.

There’s no way around it, deciding to buy a home is difficult. If it’s an easy choice for you, chances are you may not have considered probably are forgetting to consider all of the salient issues. In a prior post, we went through a brief overview...

Vacation: Springboard for success?

In a time when speed and efficiency are prized commodities, finding time to wind down and recharge is essential. Here’s why and how to do it. The responsibilities of a career and a family (and those dreaded college loans along with all the...

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Buying Your First Home: Soup to Nuts

Buying your first home can be incredibly intimidating. It was for me — and I know since I’m closing on my first home tomorrow. If you are a first-time home buyer like me, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into and there was no...