"Caregiver burnout” is a term for physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion experienced by those tending to a loved one. Dedicating yourself completely to another person’s health is admirable, but neglecting your own needs can have serious consequences. Here are some tips for staying healthy and avoiding burnout.
By: Scot Ackerman, M.D. -- A recent proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicates that Medicare will cover the cost of annual lung cancer screenings for long-term, heavy smokers. This step is indicative of the overall U.S. trend toward preventive medicine, and could greatly reduce the rate of lung cancer mortality in American patients.