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Sixty is the new forty

Sixty is the new forty, so they say. It had better be, because on Friday I turned sixty. People talk about the “big five-O” – let me tell you, the “six-O” is bigger! Where is your party invitation, you ask? Yes, well, I did want to have a party. I had a massive party when I […]

My dietitian and me

My Dr G (G for gastroenterologist) sent me off to see a dietitian. Given weight management is also important for arthritic conditions, this was a sensible recommendation all around, I thought. We had a bit of a rocky start to our relationship, did Ms D and I. Our first appointment was changed three times before […]

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews

Originally posted on Fortune:
Not long ago I was talking to an engineering manager who was preparing performance reviews for his team. He had two people he wanted to promote that year, but he was worried that his peers were only going to endorse one of them. “Jessica is really talented,” he said. “But I…

How safe is the patient safety net?

How safe is the patient safety net?

Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
In the ‘Blogging on Demand’ series you get to choose the topic. If you have a great idea you want the world to know about, feel free to contact me. Perth GP Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith proposes a change to the PBS safety net to protect vulnerable patients. “One thing that my patients with chronic…

It has been that sort of parenting day

I started my Saturday with a walk around the block and spotted these flying high in the morning sun over our suburb. After I drooled over the idea of sailing across the sky, knowing the going rate for a trip is around the $428 mark, I settled back to flower spotting. These look so delicate, […]

Autumn flowers in Melbourne

I’m out walking again – slowly and for short periods of time. As during the GCC last year, I can’t resist collecting pretty flowers in my travels. I am COMPLETELY “flora ignoramus” so I have very few names! I simply enjoy the beauty of nature. Readers enjoyed my shots last year, so I’m picking up the […]

Ethics and integrity in health blogging

A fellow blogger, Carly Findlay, has today published Health blogging, honesty and authenticity. I am not nearly in the same league as Carly when it comes to writing about health. It was never my intention to write about health at all, I wrote about civil rights and politics. Then I got sick and my health and […]

eHealth – what is the future?

This is an extract from my latest article for The Australian Independent Media Network. As a patient seeing multiple health professionals and having registered, in great hope, for eHealth, I was very interested to hear the doctors thoughts about their own profession. I understood the patients’ perspectives all too well. There was a general consensus from […]

Hey doctors, here’s a new medical condition: Tough Cookie Syndrome

I’ve made a medical discovery, so listen up doctors! It is called tough cookie syndrome. It goes something like this for me, but feel free to adapt to your own patients’ particular circumstances. Patient doesn’t feel well so you, the kindly general practitioner, start the diagnostic process. A scan or two here, a blood test […]

Calories in and calories out: supplements count

To minimise stress on my poor joints I am on the weight loss and then maintenance treadmill. I’m a firm believer in the simple maths approach: if one puts in more than one uses, one gains weight. If one uses more than one eats, hurray! What I’ve discovered is the other things we can be taking […]

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