Racial Bias Amongst Physicians: Ignorance is Not Bliss

Racial Bias Amongst Physicians: Ignorance is Not Bliss
   In the current climate today, the awareness of racial discrimination has risen in most communities. However, dealing with racial bias in medicine is a rare topic, and while few studies have been done to show that racial bias and micro-aggressions do exist and have an impact on the care of our patients, racial bias within the physician community is not widely discussed.   Though not a popular topic, racial bias does exist towards physicians of color. It may be perpetrated by fellow physicians, academia, medical administration, and medical organizations. The studies that have mentioned racial bias in respect to the impact......
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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

This healthy, spicy Southwestern salad features my favorite superfood - quinoa.  It's as easy as it is flavorful without adding a ton of unnecessary calories. Enjoy! Ingredients [For the Dressing] Juice of 8 limesZest of 2 limes¼ cup olive oil½ tablespoon of salt½ tablespoon of pepper½ teaspoon of cumin½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper3 garlic cloves, minced½ teaspoon of chili powder1 teaspoon of sugar [For the Salad] 2 15 oz cans of black beans1 green bell pepper, diced2 red bell peppers, diced½ bunch scallions, sliced thinly1 bunch cilantro, chopped1 red onion, diced2 jalapenos, chopped (and seeded for less spice)4 corn on the cob, ro......
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Getting In Communication: An Access to Happiness

  As physicians, we are a source for answers for our patients. People come to us looking to get their problems solved.  However, this can be a double edge sword when we ourselves need answers or support. Because we must wear many hats, we are at the helm of problem solving, and then when we are in need of support we sometimes feel that we are the ones who can (or are supposed to be able to) solve it for ourselves and BY ourselves.  This is the myth of all ages.  Getting in Communication can not only help us to ......
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Skillet Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema

I love quick & easy meals .. I mean, who doesn't?! Fish tacos, yes please! Enjoy!! Prep time: 30 min | Total time: 50 min Ingredients 4 Tilapia Filets (Tip: 1 Tilapia filet will make 2-3 tacos)1 Tablespoon Chili Powder½ Tablespoon Cumin½ Tablespoon Salt½ Tablespoon Pepper1 Teaspoon Canola OilJuice from Half a Lime 1 Haas Avocado2 Tablespoons Fat Free Greek Yogurt½ Tablespoon Cumin1 Jalapeno (Remove seeds to make less spicy)1 Tablespoon Onion Powder½ Cup Cilantro1 Garlic Clove2 Tablespoons Water (Add more water if desired to thin out sauce)Juice from 1 LimeZest of Half of Lime 6 Corn TortillasShredded CabbageQueso FrescoLime Direc......
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11 Stress Reducing Activities Physicians Should Consider Doing More Of

  Although we physicians know about the condition of stress, we are not immune to its effects. Several studies are now showing that at least 1 in 3 physicians experience symptoms of stress and burnout.  What impact does this have? Consequences can include a lowered sense of job satisfaction, a decreased work/life balance, less productivity and conflicts at work and home. Furthermore, stress can impact a physician’s physical health causing insomnia, general tiredness, depression, and anxiety.  Sounds familiar? Now ask yourself this question: Given the impact, and knowing how stress can impact our body and mind, how often do you di......
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