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Study: Stress And Even OCD Symptoms On The Rise After 2016 Election

Posted on · Research from Baylor College of Medicine indicates that, following the 2016 election, many individuals have reported intrusive thoughts -- and even ritualistic behaviors -- associated with anxiety and stress related specifically to the state of politics.

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Helping Firefighters Extinguish Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on · A new report released last week by the International Association of Fire Fighters says firefighters and paramedics experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates comparable to combat veterans. To learn why PTSD is so prevalent in the firefighting community, we talk with Houston Fire Department staff psychologist Dr. Jana Tran. She worked at the Houston VA for five […]

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How Do Houston Doctors Keep from Burning Out?

Posted on · Have a high stress job? Feel like you’re burning out a bit? It happens to a lot of Houstonians – notably to physicians, who too often spend more time with paperwork and less with their patients. We discuss what’s behind physician burnout, and how it impacts the doctor-patient relationship.

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Medical Burnout, Student Debt, and B-Corps: Houston Matters for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Posted on · Have a high stress job? Feel like you’re burning out a bit? It happens to a lot of Houstonians – notably to physicians, who too often spend more time with paperwork and less with their patients. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what’s behind physician burnout, and how it impacts the doctor-patient relationship. Also: […]

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Think Your Job is Stressful? Try Being a Middle School Teacher

Posted on · This month, NPR has been examining stress – at work, at home, its impact on health and wellness, and more. It’s a topic that Houston-based researchers have been examining in various ways in recent years. One such study examines how stress affects middle school teachers in Houston. We learn more.

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Ike Dike, Middle School Stress, Dog Show, & Open Call Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Posted on · It’s by no means a new idea. But the recently formed Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance is trying to move the coastal barrier idea forward. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll find out why, and hear the case for what is popularly-known as the “Ike Dike” to protect Galveston Bay communities from storm surge […]