The Holidays: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Check out the good, the bad, and the ugly side of the holiday season and how it impacts the overall well-being of both physicians and patients. 

The holidays tend to be a time of emotional ups and downs for many people. Family time can bring both stress and joy, the coziness of cold weather and a fireplace inside brings people together but also makes them inactive, and people everywhere are running from place-to-place trying to prepare. For most people, the last thing on their mind is staying healthy; after all, that’s for New Year’s Resolutions, right?Ignoring your health, even just for a short period during the holidays every year, can really take a toll. Let’s look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of this holiday season. And remember – just because you are a doctor doesn’t mean you don’t need a doctor!