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World Health Organization Addresses Burnout

World Health Organization Addresses Burnout

The World Health Organization recently announced burnout is an “occupational phenomenon,” where employees without an underlying anxiety or mood disorder feel exhausted, are mentally detached from work and exhibit poor performance. Healthcare workers, particularly physicians and advanced practitioners, face higher rates of burnout than most.
 
Our latest infographic illustrates some of the shocking statistics about clinician burnout, including recent survey data from LocumTenens.com.

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Genetically engineered bacteriophages—the new antibiotic therapy?

Experimental phage therapy using bacteria-infecting viruses could provide a new way to fight stubborn infections. Molecular geneticist and professor Graham Hatfull leads a program out of Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, called SEA-PHAGES, that allows college students the opportunity to collect, study and analyze phages. Recently, Hatfull’s team used the phage collection to develop a genetically modified bacteriophage concoction for a cystic fibrosis patient suffering from a Mycobacterium infection following a double lung transplant. With the rise of antibiotic resistance, the outcome of this case provides hope for a new avenue of treatment against life-threatening bacterial infections.

Featured Medical Mission

If you’ve been searching for a way to give back, consider medical missions work. We make it easy for you to find a trip that fits your needs through our MedicalMissions.org website. Registration is free for medical volunteers and for organizations who are recruiting healthcare personnel.

Check out this issue’s featured mission trip to Belize, sponsored by Partners For Belize.

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