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Work-life balance: The big picture

Dr. Paul
Business shoe and leisure shoe.

Americans work long hours (We are actually 16th in the world according to a 2015 report). It’s a cultural thing. Perhaps it originates from immigrant people, trying to fashion a new life in a new land. Even the pilgrims had to work hard, just to survive (Of course, there is a lot more to this story than just toil). It goes without saying-- we are an ambitious people. We expect a lot from each other and ourselves. Read more about Work-life balance: The big picture

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Washington’s Everett Clinic to Join DaVita HealthCare Partners

September 21, 2015

DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA), the leading independent medical group in America and leading provider of kidney care services, and The Everett Clinic, a nationally recognized physician group, today announced their intention to merge. DaVita HealthCare Partners would acquire The Everett Clinic, subject to the clinic’s stakeholders’ approval and a final definitive agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read more about Washington’s Everett Clinic to Join DaVita HealthCare Partners

Becoming a student of your own life

Dr. Paul
photo of letters

Several weeks ago, I was home recovering from a cold. Unable to do much, I found a manila envelope filled with letters I wrote to my mother when I was in my early 20’s. She kept these letters, and returned them to me when she was cleaning out a closet.  They were typed on onionskin paper or handwritten. This is how we communicated in the 70’s. We called each other rarely—long distance calls were expensive. Some letters were from when I was college, but most of them were from my early years in graduate school in San Francisco. Read more about Becoming a student of your own life

Parenting books that help you find your way when the going gets tough

Dr. Paul
Mom with parenting book.

When our kids were little, I read a million parenting books. I knew that I didn’t want to raise our kids like I was raised (“Children should be seen, but not heard”). I knew what I didn’t want to do, but I wasn’t sure what to do. Read more about Parenting books that help you find your way when the going gets tough

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Internet Pornography: The new addiction?

Dr. Paul
Man with laptop computer.

Increasingly, we are seeing adults (and teens) who are spending vast amounts of time and money looking at pornography on the Internet. Whatever your views may be on the morality of this behavior, these individuals can’t turn off their computers. Is this an addiction? A compulsion? Or what?

The statistics are staggering. Every second, $3000 is spent on Internet pornography. Every second, there are 28,250 Internet users viewing porn. The revenues for the pornography industry are larger than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, EBay, Yahoo, Apple, and Netflix combined! Read more about Internet Pornography: The new addiction?

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A tsunami of depression and anxiety

Dr. Paul
Powerful ocean swell.

In the last year, many of my medical colleagues have asked me— “Do you think that there is an increase in depression and anxiety”? I hadn’t thought much about it, but in the first three months of this year, our Behavioral Health department at The Everett Clinic was hit by a tsunami wave of adults and children coming in with these conditions. In January through March alone, we saw over 1500 new patients asking for help. This is unprecedented in the 25 years I have run our department. What’s going on? Read more about A tsunami of depression and anxiety

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