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Photo of green leafy vegetables for article on the purpose of food by Dr Anne Malatt

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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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...

World Mental Health Day – true health is for everyone, every day

It was recently (10/10) World Mental Health Day. This is a great initiative, and to be celebrated for raising our awareness of things that need to be at the...
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The Clock Is Ticking

In these days of evidence based practice where generally the prize goes to the best evidence money can buy, it is refreshing that occasionally “research” catches up with the...
photo of cow by Alan Johnston for article on post-traumatic stress by Dr Anne Malatt

Do doctors have post-traumatic stress from their training?

I woke early this morning, thinking about an article written by a young female surgeon (1) I had read recently, and I could not go back to sleep. I...

New Year’s Resolutions – let your body guide your way

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...

Food is medicine, so why do doctors know so little about...

I am a doctor and everything I know about food that is worth knowing, I learnt somewhere other than medical school. We learn so much in medical school, but...
glass of red wine for article on alcohol by Dr Jane Barker

Alcohol – a healthy pleasure or a menace to health?

This article is written in response to a recent report on Alcohol and Cancer published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and asks whether we, as physicians, have...

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