What Helps Me Manage Depression

By Rachel Caspar, MD My first responsibility as a physician is to take care of myself. I cannot care for my patients until my own needs are met.  After experiencing depression as a medical student, I now recognize burnout as a life and death issue. I use a number of practices to prevent recurrence by … Continue reading What Helps Me Manage Depression

Travel Medicine

By Marlana Li, MD I love to travel. I also love having a vocation in medicine, so the natural integration of the two is going on medical mission trips and polishing my knowledge of travel medicine. I enjoy meeting new people, learning history, immersing myself in new cultures, and sharing information via different means of … Continue reading Travel Medicine

Creative Arts Journals

By Jose Rodriguez, MD Like many of the residents, medical students and faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine, I too am new to the area (sort of).  I left Utah in 1993, after completing my BA in Latin American Studies at Brigham Young University, for medical school at Cornell, in New York … Continue reading Creative Arts Journals

Physician Wellness and Resilience

By Amy Locke Burnout is a popular topic of discussion among health care professionals, but preventing it often eludes us.  While burnout is common in many professions, it is particularly present in healthcare.  It is estimated that about half of all physicians in the United States suffer from burnout with numbers rising rapidly.  Burnout is … Continue reading Physician Wellness and Resilience

Community Gardening for Health

By Sarah Riley-Burnett, DO In late fall of 2014, after a long day of rounding on patients at the hospital and a half day of clinic, I changed into jeans and a sweatshirt and made my way over to a community garden nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. I met a small … Continue reading Community Gardening for Health

Can technology make us healthier?

Graphic from blog.capterra.com   In the past few weeks Pokemon Go has been making headlines as a top trending game. I first heard about the app in this Gizmodo article, looking for some chuckles about all the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) people were getting from (accidentally?) exercising while playing the game. While there are certainly … Continue reading Can technology make us healthier?