This post is inspired by a patient I have, we'll call her Jane. In reality the patient I met today is like so many that I have, and your doctor has, met before. It could easily be John, or Jenny, or Jeff. Jane is in a cycle of trying to care for family members and hold everyone … Continue reading Wonder Woman/Super Man – what’s so great about them anyway?
This week is Organ Donation Awareness week in the UK. Transplanted organs save so many lives as medical science and surgical techniques advance, but the sad fact remains that that the number of people who need an organ outstrips the number of people who donate organs. It is thought that every day in the UK, three people … Continue reading Share Your Spare: Organ Donation
One in seven of us will suffer from migraines, so there is a good chance that someone you know suffers with migraines - it might even be you. It is estimated that there are nearly 200,000 migraines every day in the UK. More common in women than in men, it can affect us at any … Continue reading “If a migraine is just a headache, then Godzilla is just a lizard”
Today is World Oral Health Day. The main aim is to raise awareness of the impact that oral health can have on overall physical health and well being. Unfortunately for us, Britain seems to have given up on its dental health. To be specific, successive governments appear to have decided that our dental health no longer has … Continue reading 18th Century teeth in the 21st Century
Self Confidence. Self Esteem. Self Worth. Self Belief. Self Respect. All priceless. All fragile. All unique. Our sense of self is intricately tied to our personalities, experiences, belief systems and the bubble we find ourselves in. It can take a life time to build and a second to shatter. On the face of it, … Continue reading Your sense of self: the magic five.