Opinion: Getting doctors to practice what they preach
An astonishing 63 percent of male physicians and 55 percent of female nurses suffer from "tight white coat syndrome" — a number shockingly close to the proportion of the general population that is overweight or obese (72 percent). Medical professionals have, presumably, both the resources and the knowledge to better care for themselves. If we aren't practicing the healthy behaviors we prescribe, how can we expect our patients to do any better?
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