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

Alex Evans, PharmD

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!