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Resilience – why does it matter?

I can recall when a late visit request came in 5 minutes after I had been called by the childminder to pick up my daughter urgently. In that instant, in full ‘fight or flight’ mode, I was only...

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Multimorbidity: frailty and cold weather!

The authors of the study concluded ‘it is unlikely that GPs can identify older patients at highest risk of cold-related death using routinely available data and NICE may need to refine its guidance’....

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Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus – one of the few potentially reversible causes of dementia!

There is a triad of the following in about 60% of patients:
1. Gait and balance disturbance.
2. Cognitive impairment.
3. Urinary incontinence.
The symptoms progress...

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Immunisations: shingles vaccination – a success story

These are encouraging results and we should be promoting this to our patients.
However, with the way the vaccination programme is being rolled out, it can be confusing to know who is eligible...

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Alternatives to HRT?

Alternatives to HRT include non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments.

  • Complementary and alternative medicines, including herbal preparations,...
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Myeloma: the cancer that has the longest interval between first presentation of symptoms and diagnosis!

Myeloma is rare, and early diagnosis improves survival. But, it is a difficult one for us to spot. Of all cancers, myeloma has:

•    The longest interval between first presentation...

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Smoking cessation: is vaping safe?

  • Vaping is thought to be associated with a fraction of the risks of smoking:
    - Vaping is estimated to be 95% less harmful than smoking.
    - The risk to bystanders...
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