I’ve recently read ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport. I think that the book’s message is valuable to everyone, but in this (long) blog, I want to show how employing dedicated Deep Work is essential for a fulfilling career in medicine (and yet is difficult to achieve).
I recently treated a lovely 45 year old female patient who had arrived in the ambulatory care department. As I flicked through her triage notes in preparation for our consultation, … Continue reading Acute on Chronic – Lifestyle Medicine
“I love ITU because it is just a numbers game. Our ward round is a ten-minute discussion outside of the patient’s room. I like it even more when the patient … Continue reading Escape Fires.
You are home to trillions of bacteria. Before you say ‘Yuck’ and douse yourself in Dettol – Wait! The BMJ recently released a ‘State of the Art Review’ focusing on … Continue reading Mind your Microbiome (and maximise it).
New year, new start, NEW TERM! I say this with a genuine excitement normally only seen by children before Christmas, or children in a toyshop, or children who have … Continue reading Update: Extreme Physiology
Concussion is big news in the Sports Medicine world, and for good reason. This brain injury is commonly sustained during sport and is characterised by diffuse axonal damage. In the … Continue reading Magnesium supplementation to counter Traumatic Brain Injury?
Crossfit. It is both the darling and the devil of the fitness industry. It offers a simple exercise methodology of ‘constantly varied functional movements at high intensity’, yet its success … Continue reading What healthcare could learn from the CrossFit boom.
Christopher Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive was kind enough to invite me onto his fantastic podcast! I follow his podcast keenly to keep to date with all the latest information … Continue reading Podcast: Nourish Balance Thrive
I am waiting to depart from Heathrow to Adelaide, Southern Australia. The purpose of my trip is to use my medical elective placement to gather experiences: of a hospital, a people, a … Continue reading Waiting in Heathrow
We have lots of GP practices in the UK. I don’t find them particularly inspiring places to visit as a medical student, let alone as a patient! All too often, … Continue reading Utopian Pipedream: Community Medicine
This article is my follow-on piece from Forget Frailty. In the world of Strength and Conditioning, Muscle Is King. The benefits are undisputed; lifting weights builds strength, improves our coordination and … Continue reading Building Better Bones with S&C!
On the 22nd March 2016, Xanni von Guionneau and I were fortunate enough to attend ‘Marginal Gains in Sports Medicine’, a conference held at the Emirates Stadium in London. The … Continue reading Arsenal SEM 2016: Load, Injuries and Determination.