The lady doctor is moving on. Come with! There'll be burgers.
Forget Big Pharma. Big Pathology is scary, and they have a much stronger grip on our fears - imperfection, uncertainty, and making a baby. http://www.abc.net.au/religion/brave-new-world-of-genetic-medicine/10356384
A quick run down on things that live in mouths and genitals, and what we can do about them.
Before getting on the scales, I ask "Shoes on or off?"
This piece was also published in Australian Doctor. I'd never done the doctor in public thing. That's not true, I'd popped back a dislocated shoulder at the gym. I'd been waiting for a cardiac arrest on a long haul flight, but in fact it came one prosaic lunchtime Sunday. I was in Washington, D.C, and … Continue reading My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger
I travelled to the US recently, because it’s an intriguing place. I enjoyed the consequences of plate tectonics, found the people who voted for Trump (another story), and ate my first ‘smore. But this time I was conscious of something new. Over the last few years I’d realised the extent of my antipodean ignorance of … Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates and black bodies
I've noticed a steady increase in the numbers of young women presenting with painful sex. When they tell me about their sexual experiences, I'm not surprised. Let's talk dyspareunia, vaginismus and the Sensei of Superlovers. https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/as-a-gp-i-see-too-many-young-women-suffer-through-painful-sex-20180703-p4zp8j.html
A little breakdown on our favourite time of year, flu season! If you're after some cortisol, read the comments.
It’s either a very short consult, or a very long one. Because it's often the first real question they’ve asked in their life, and the opener goes something like this. "It's a bit of a weird one. I'm afraid, like terrified, of death." "Yes." There is no upward inflection in my yes, no encouraging question … Continue reading death, or something like it