First They Came For My White Coat – America’s War on Doctors

Source: First They Came For My White Coat – America’s War on Doctors | American Council on Science and Health

If you decide to spend ten minutes or so to read this article please take an additional 5 minutes to read the comments section.  Keep an open mind and always remember there are two sides to every story.

Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

From 2000 to 2012, the overall rates of suicide for people aged 16 and older rose 21 percent, the study found. That works out to an approximate increase from 13 to 16 suicides per every 100,000 people in the United States. But among farmers, fishers and foresters, the suicide rate was dramatically higher — at 85 suicides per 100,000 people. For males in those jobs, the rate was even greater. Their suicide rate was 90.5 suicides per 100,000, according to the report.

Source: Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

High Rate of Problem Drinking Reported Among Lawyers – The New York Times

Lawyers struggle with substance abuse, particularly drinking, and with depression and anxiety more commonly than some other professionals, according to a new study conducted by the American Bar Association together with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Source: High Rate of Problem Drinking Reported Among Lawyers – The New York Times

One out of three! 

 

Stroke Rounds: Long Work Hours, Stroke and CHD Risk Associated | Medpage Today

via Stroke Rounds: Long Work Hours, Stroke and CHD Risk Associated | Medpage Today.

“Working 55 hours or more a week was associated with significant 33% increase in stroke risk and a more modest 13% increase in risk of developing coronary heart disease, compared to working 35 to 40 hours weekly, in the analysis of published and previously unpublished prospective cohort studies from the U.S., Europe, and Australia.”

One could argue for causation given the strength of association identified by this study.  Common sense tells us that anyone working more than 60 hours a week is going to have considerably less time for other activities like exercise and time with family and friends.  Long hours working also can lead to neglect of one’s health.