I got sick a few days ago, and unlike other companies I have worked for, I was told adamantly to just stay at home and rest. It was a little difficult at first to accept. Many of us have been trained by Corporate America to sacrifice our health in order to remain dedicated to our careers and the work that we do. As a society, we have a tendency to work long hours, sometimes lose sleep, and brush aside our health to power through…and we usually end up being sicker for far longer. I’m happy to say that I’m now feeling much better, and I’ve learned in these past few days that dedication does not have to come at the price of my own wellbeing. Medelita was founded by a female clinician, Lara Manchik, PA-C, and she has strived to establish a corporate culture that goes beyond lab coats and scrubs. We’re not just another lab coat company; Medelita is a company that embodies the values of health and wellbeing that our customers dedicate their lives to promoting. In turn, Medelita has taken a great deal of time and care to ensure that the comfort and wellbeing of our customers always comes first. Our pockets are reinforced and designed into the garments to allow you to carry anything you need without being weighted down and uncomfortable, and our Advanced Dual Action Teflon® fabric protector repels and releases fluids, soil and stains, ensuring a bright white, clean and polished appearance, as well as the longevity of your lab coat. Combined with many other details, every Medelita lab coat and set of scrubs is geared towards making you look and feel your very best. It’s easy to become martyrs for our cause, to put what we believe in before ourselves, but I’ve come to realize that we can give more overall by taking the time to ensure that we are healthy, comfortable, confident, and efficient. Whether it’s taking a day off when you’re sick or wearing your favorite Medelita lab coat at work, what do you do to balance your dedication with your health and wellbeing?