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Blogging About Diabetes

Medical News Today summed up ten of the best diabetes blogs. Sadly, we weren’t one of them (there’s no justice in this world), but they did make some great suggestions that I want to check out. Why blog about diabetes? When I was first diagnosed, there were few opportunities to meet other people with diabetes. … Continue reading

Why do some consultations go wrong and what can we do about it?
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Why do some consultations go wrong and what can we do about it?

One in seven consultations are described as difficult by the doctors doing them. Why this happens can be grouped into several categories: patient, doctor, disease and system. More than one factor may contribute in any consultation. Patients can come across as uncooperative, hostile, demanding, disruptive and unpleasant. Of course the patient may think exactly the … Continue reading

Anal injuries in Childbirth: A new charity for this rarely discussed problem
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Anal injuries in Childbirth: A new charity for this rarely discussed problem

Adapted from Anne Gulland’s interview with surgeon Michael Keighley published in BMJ  25 March 2017. About one in ten first time mothers who give birth vaginally can develop some sort of anal incontinence. This can lead to soiling, passing wind when you’d rather not, and needing a toilet urgently. Despite the number of women affected … Continue reading

Mayo Clinic Statin decision aid
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Mayo Clinic Statin decision aid

  https://statindecisionaid.mayoclinic.org/index.php/statin/   The Mayo Clinic have a free online decision aid which will graphically represent the difference in heart attack risk that you face over the next ten years. You can choose three different calculation algorithms. Each varies a bit regarding factors that they consider important. The units section can transfer according to what … Continue reading