I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. … More The joy of training medical students
Another year has rolled around and here we are again … reflecting on the year that was, and looking forward to the year that is, and all the years to come. … More New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, or sleep can be part of our daily medicine. … More Sleep – our daily medicine
Doctors aren’t supposed to have favourite patients. We are not supposed to feel anything, really… … More Doctors can learn about life from their patients
As doctors, we have a tendency to diagnose and treat ourselves when we become ill, which is understandable, but this can get us into awful trouble, and we cannot overstate the importance of having your own doctor, even when you are one. … More The importance of having your own doctor – even when you are one
I am a doctor and everything I know about food that is worth knowing, I learnt somewhere other than medical school. … More Food is medicine, so why do doctors know so little about food?
Exercise plays a vital part in a healthy, well-balanced life, so to encourage us all to take some time to do it, let’s look at the meaning of and evidence for exercise and ask ourselves: what is the purpose of exercise? … More What is the purpose of exercise?
What is the purpose of exercise? Is it about being firm and strong and attractive or is it about being fit for life? … More The Purpose of Exercise – being fit for life
I read an article (1) recently on the nocebo effect, which is the opposite of the placebo effect. … More The Nocebo Effect
Buzz words abound when it comes to communication – compassion, empathy, sympathy – but what do they all mean? … More Compassion, empathy and sympathy – what do they truly mean?