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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 »

Harmful Effects of Stress on Your Brain

You are probably aware of the negative consequences of stress in your life. Maybe you suffer from stress-induced headaches, worry about stress contributing to heart disease, or experience the effects of stress in increased anxiety or depression. Any which way it manifests, stress can have a terrible impact on your health. And now, there is… 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 »