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Chinese opera ward round. Image by shengjingyoujian - from flickr
What a lovely morning for the Opera
Back during my FY1 medicine attachment, I had the pleasure of looking after Mr C, a Chinese gentleman in his
Nice Shoes
My feet hurt. No idea what it could be. But I did wear some high heels the other day.
Live to be 100. Maybe?
We examine ways that might help to extend your lifespan.
Diagnosis: Hilarious
Dear Doctor - I get pains in my stomach, terrible headaches, feel nauseas, and just feel generally rotten. And it
How Not to be a Doctor – The Top 5 ‘struck-off’ stories
The latest GMC report on the state of Medical Education and Practice was released today, and it has become apparent
Almostadoctor crashes due to high demand!
Firstly, sorry. Sorry we’ve been offline for a few days. It’s been literally driving me crazy. And we’ve been working
medical phonemail handover
A Quick Phone call
How not to present a patient over the phone.
Better Safe Than Sorry
Have you ever broken anyone's legs whilst doing CPR? I did.
Tree sphincter. Image from flickr - Mark Sadowski
Sphincter tone
What happens when you get a grilling about where your fingers have been from your consultant in the middle of