Controlling burnout factors, sleepiest patients face higher heart risks

Monday, July 8, 2019

Today's top story:

Some burnout factors are within a physician's control
by Kari Oakes

Self-care is one of the elements that can defend against physician burnout, according to Carol Burke, MD, speaking at the 2019 annual Digestive Disease Week.

Dr. Burke dives into the importance of sleep, exercise, and practice changes for combating burnout.

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