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Why bring love into medicine?

The words love and medicine are rarely used in the same sentence. Not many people say they love taking their medicine. Not many doctors say they love practising medicine....
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Is there a cure for loneliness?

I recently read an article in the Lancet on loneliness (1). Loneliness is not new news, but the condition has now assumed the status of a disease, and so...
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Self-care: who is the self we are caring for?

Self-care is a common topic of conversation these days, and we may think we should be doing more of it, but what is it? And who is the ‘self’...
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This is Going to Hurt

One of the joys of having a Christmas/New Year break is having the time and space to read. I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt:...
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Reflections on Christmas Day

It is the day after Christmas here in Australia and still Christmas Day elsewhere in the world. I love that I have friends in England, Ireland and America who...
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Harnessing Grief Into Action: A Tribute to a Remarkable Woman

Dr. Sangeeta Mahajan is a remarkable woman. She is a consultant anesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, England. She lost her 20-year-old son, Saagar...
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Mentors, Sponsors and Gender Inequity

I recently attended a conference and heard a presentation delivered to female surgeons which addressed the subject of mentors, sponsors and gender inequity in medicine. These were the facts presented: Mentors...
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The purpose of food: to satisfy the senses or to nourish...

I recently read an article on the use of food as medicine in cancer patients … it was complicated and left me feeling confused, when I had not been...
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From being bored to enriching life

I work as an eye doctor and people sometimes ask me: Don’t you get bored with what you do? Well the answer is: No, I don’t! I love what...
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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day: We Refuse to Forget

September 17, 2019 was the second annual National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. As I wrote here last year, it is a day to commemorate colleagues lost to suicide and...

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