October 7, 2015
The IOM report on ‘Improving Diagnosis in Medicine’ that was published last month made a big call to bring the patient into the diagnostic process...
August 26, 2015
Lymph glands (also known as lymph nodes) are pea-sized lumps of tissue which contain white blood cells. The white blood cells filter the lymphatic..
July 22, 2015
Sleep is a truly fascinating subject for health and wellbeing. Up until the 1920’s, we thought the that brains simply switched off during sleep and..
July 15, 2015
With the rise in Internet use over the past decade or so, health information is now at people’s fingertips and symptom checkers are becoming a part..
July 8, 2015
We hope you’re all almost ready for your holidays this year; you’ve had your vaccinations, you know about sun safety and protecting yourself from..
June 10, 2015
This week Sunday 14th June sees the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual “World Blood Donor Day.” This event was established in 2004, and is..
June 3, 2015
In recent years there has been much talk about waiting times in Emergency Rooms and Accident and Emergency. In the US, changes in the way healthcare..
May 20, 2015
The UK version of the US Choosing Wisely campaign was launched this week. The aim of the campaign is to reduce wasteful medical practices. The..
February 24, 2014
There is increasing coverage and discussion in the press about the empowered consumer and all the tools that are now available for people to use to..
November 19, 2013
The Wall Street Journal ran a special report on healthcare this week and included two great articles that both referred to the Isabel diagnosis..
November 8, 2013
A study entitled ‘The Ecology of Medical Care Revisited’ from the NEJM of June 2001 graphically shows how important it is to try and guide and..
October 7, 2013
Perhaps a controversial headline but a study recently appeared in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ‘Physicians' diagnostic..