The Huffington Post is one of my favorite news portals, simply because it offers so much in one place. From time to time I check in with its health section to see what’s being written. I like it because the story headlines have a little attitude and the pictures kind of pull you in. Beyond that, it’s usually pretty good information.
One story this week is on 8 types of stress in the workplace. The story provides some good tips on confronting those stressors. No doubt prolonged stress puts your immune system out of balance. I think I either relate to or know someone who fits every one of those 8 scenarios. It’s a jungle out there.
The other story was about the fact that many docs, especially medical interns and residents, come to work sick. More than half of the docs-to-be said in a survey that they’ve come to work sick. One-third said they’ve done so more than once. Why? Because we all know that residencies and internships are the career phases where docs have to sell their souls to make the grade. There’s no such thing as an 8-hour day or a day off. So why not spread some germs and viruses while you’re trying to cure people.
Just a few more reasons why preparing your immune system to perform at its best is good insurance for whatever life throws your way, even when you can’t always see it.