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Stress from using electronic health records is linked to physician burnout

While electronic health records improve communication and access to patient data, researchers found that stress from using EHRs is associated with burnout, particularly for primary care doctors such as pediatricians, family medicine physicians and general internists. Common causes of EHR-related stress include too little time for documentation, time spent at home managing records and EHR… Read More »

Study bolsters findings that marathons increase heart stress. But what that means is unclear

A new “Research Letter” published Dec. 3 in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation raises the old fear that running long distances – particularly the 42.2-kilometre marathon – could be bad for amateur runners. But according to several experts, including the paper’s author, would-be marathoners should not worry that they are on the road to… Read More »

Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »