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Watching The News In A Nursing Home

I have written before about my mother’s struggles with dementia, which has involved struggles for the rest of us in the family as well. It appears that things were going much too smoothly so a stroke was added to her situation. 1,012 more words



Stroke is a high yield topic for the USMLE. It is defined as a sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, caused by blockage of blood flow or rupture of an artery to the brain… 921 more words

Medical Blog


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Our series on De-mystifying non-communicable diseases continues today with another important disease that is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide, hypertension. 2,496 more words

Good News

Last year, I did a lot of thinking about what to do with my short stories after I have written them. The truth is that I very much like to share them, to put them up on my blog and hope that people will enjoy them and possibly comment. 564 more words


Preventing Strokes

Strokes affect over 100,000 people each year in the UK,[1] with atrial fibrillation (AF) being a contributing factor in around 20% of these cases. 441 more words

Director's Choice - From The Journals

Dizziness and Vertigo

Last week’s ANP teaching involved an in depth discussion on how we manage VERTIGO in the ED. The big focus was on HINTS test and how we can safely discharge patients from the ED. 29 more words

ANP Teaching

Family traumas which have recently affected me and my disability

Sadly, on the 15th December 2017 my Dad, Ray Whitaker aged 63 passed away.

My Dad, similarly to me had a stroke four years ago, which paralysed his left side. 328 more words