Sleep Deprivation: The Hidden Cause of Healthcare Professional Burnout

“Burnout is at a crisis level, made worse by COVID-19,” says sleep medicine specialist Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH, quoted by MedPageToday.

Approximately 50% of healthcare professionals were already experiencing some form of burnout syndrome before the pandemic, which only worsened their professional and personal wellbeing. Per the Surgeon General Advisory issued on May 23, 2022, there is an urgent need to address the healthcare worker burnout crisis sweeping across the country. This is not only to support those currently struggling but also to prepare for the projected shortage of 3 million low-wage healthcare workers in the next five years. Continue reading

Honoring Dr. Stephen Sinatra – A Pioneer in Integrative Cardiology 

With deep sadness, we share the news of respected integrative cardiologist and former member of the A4M Board of Scientific Advisors, Dr. Stephen Sinatra’s passing. Dr. Sinatra was one of the most highly regarded and sought-after cardiologists whose whole-person approach to cardiovascular care revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of disease.

A board-certified cardiologist specializing in integrative medicine, Dr. Sinatra was also certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist and nutrition and anti-aging specialist – making his education and expertise genuinely unparalleled.

During the course of over 40 years of clinical practice, research, and study, Dr. Sinatra obtained numerous certifications, published a dozen best-selling books, and helped discover and develop healing strategies that guide integrative and anti-aging practices today.

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Men’s Health Month: What You Need To Know About Low Testosterone

June celebrates National Men’s Health Month, an annual observance that aims to bring awareness to health issues specific to men, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health stigma, and hormone imbalances specific to men. One such condition – which can affect both men and women – is low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism.

Testosterone is responsible for many biologic functions, including the development of bones and muscles, energy metabolism, and sex drive. In males specifically, the hormone regulates hair growth, deepening of the voice, and sperm production.

Low testosterone is a hormonal disorder in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. It is estimated that between 4 and 5 million men in the United States, or approximately 2 in 100 men, have testosterone deficiency, and its prevalence is substantially higher in older males, with nearly 40% of men aged 45 and older presenting with low levels of the hormone.

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