Unfortunately, I have succumbed to this disease more often than I would like to admit. Compassion Fatigue is not just a “fuzzy” word for burnout. This syndrome occurs commonly in those who are long-term caregivers, and it depletes, not just the mind and body, but the very core of a human being. I found my own core values of care and compassion eroding after dealing constantly with sickness, disease and trauma in the emergency room environment.
If you call their local or toll free number before 7:00 pm this evening, you can speak directly to one of their “Doctors on Call” during a call in program. Dr. Allen Mask of Raleigh, a regular on the news show, is helping Dr. Jeffrey Engel of the NC Department of health and human services to oversee primary care doctors reponding to medical questions.
Seven. Let friends and family members know that you are on a diet. Support, understanding, and encouragement can be great things when you are embarking on creating a new you!
Choose a diet With plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits. These provide needed Vitamins minerals fiber and complex carbohydrates for healthy lunch ideas, and they can help you lower your intake of fat.
Fats, or lipids, have gotten a bad rap. They are blamed for everything from bulging bathing suits to life-threatening heart attacks. However fat can be used as energy by the body when glycogen (stored glucose) is depleted, or in the absence of carbohydrates. We can’t live without fat in our diets. But because fat supplies twice as many calories as do protein and carbohydrates, eating too much fat packs on the pounds.
A happy marriage is good for your blood pressure. That’s the conclusion of a study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Researchers found happily married people had the best blood pressure, followed by singles. Unhappily married participants fared the worst.
Tobacco use is the number one cause of COPD and quitting smoking is considered the best way to halt further damage. It’s estimated that as many as 10 million Americans suffer from COPD, with possibly as many as 14 million others who have it but have not been diagnosed. In the United States, it was the 4th leading cause of death in 2000 and projections put it at the 3rd leading cause by the year 2020.