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    Plastic Surgeons Hit High Notes to Avoid Burnout

    They’re on a knife edge. Cosmetic surgeons are suffering from high levels of stress: A survey last year showed only a third felt satisfied with their work, the lowest among 16 specialties, and a recent Mayo Clinic report attributed 70 percent of medical errors to burnout. The best medicine? Boosting morale. To that end, the industry is leaning toward innovative methods, from singing contests to yoga to wellness retreats — and even Shark Tank-style competitions at conferences — all to help the medicine go down and keep spirits up.

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