High Rates of Medical Student Depression: What Do They Say About Our Health System?

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If these explanations were correct, the medical profession could respond by administering psychological tests to medical school applicants and screening out those who appear predisposed to depression. Of course, this might weed out compassionate people who would make especially good physicians. They could also identify such students at an early stage in training and offer services to help them cope more effectively with life in medical school.


AMA Says Trump Immigration Policy Could Affect U.S. Health System

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The letter, sent to reporters via email, requests rapid action, because the order places into limbo foreign medical school graduates whose residency assignments will be decided next month. He also expressed concerns about how the order might affect medical school applicants granted temporary work permits under an Obama Administration program that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to remain for at least two years.


Michigan Schools, Health System Training Doctors on Opioids

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The University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University are working with the Grand Rapids-based health system on training more physicians as addiction medicine specialists. Officials say there aren't enough specially trained doctors to meet demand -- fewer than 200 statewide and only one in the Upper Peninsula -- as the number of opioid-related deaths has reached an all-time high.


L.A. Unified finds money to expand health benefits despite budget worries

Los Angeles Times

Italy's devestating earthquake, illegal drugs flowing in California's prisons, Kobe Day is today, and the soda tax might be working. Italy's devestating earthquake, illegal drugs flowing in California's prisons, Kobe Day is today, and the soda tax might be working. San Diego's Scripps Center for Coastal Studies, says California beaches are threatened due to sand shortage. San Diego's Scripps Center for Coastal Studies, says California beaches are threatened due to sand shortage.


Up In The Middle Of The Night? Here's How To Get Back To Sleep

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Prominent sleep scientists have revealed the best and worst ways to react to waking up in the middle of the night and being unable to get back to sleep. It's 3 a.m. but your brain hasn't got the memo and you're suddenly wide awake -- so what do you do? Early hours waking is more common than standard insomnia where you can't get to sleep at all, and often we tend to do all the wrong things to try and knock ourselves out again. A collection of sleep experts have given the Wall Street Journal their advice for combating'middle of the night insomnia' and some are more obvious than others. As you might expect, it's important to avoid light, so don't put the big light on when you answer that middle of the night call of nature.