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Dine While You Dash!

Posted on 02 January 2015

How often do you want to eat a full breakfast, but have absolutely no time to make it, let alone sit down and eat it? For me, that’s every morning. That’s why I’ve taken to making smoothies in the morning. I use my trusty blender, toss in the ingredients, press “blend” and then start getting […] Continue Reading

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Learning from Hippocrates

His Basis For Morality

Posted on 02 January 2015

A refresher of our approach – humility and an open mind.  Don’t reject it because it is bizarre – this is poor scientific thinking and lacks inquisition.  Germ theory turned out to be right after all!  Don’t jump onto it because it is new – this is foolhardy.  Just because aseptic surgery has been developed […] Continue Reading

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Student Life, Travels

Across the horizon

Posted on 02 January 2015

So here we are, final year of medical school. Winding up (or to those lucky ones, already finished) electives, CaRMS applications submitted, and now just waiting for those interview offers to roll in. And according to Love Inc, because we’re all super stars, we should expect a bunch of interviews. This all means a lot […] Continue Reading

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Lifestyle and Health

Post-call R&R

Posted on 30 November 2014

Okay, I admit it. I love post-call days. There’s nothing better than knowing that while everyone else is driving to work and experiencing morning struggles, I get to drive home and snuggle under my warm blankets. I get to finally shut my brain off. It’s really tempting to enter the door of my apartment, throw […] Continue Reading

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The Osler Files

A discussion based on “History of medicine: A scandalously short introduction”

Posted on 29 November 2014

How do social practices fair in the face of epidemic disease? Looking into the past, we arrive at The Plague of Athens, where a contagious and fatal disease was rampant. Determining disease etiology was highly important as it provided insight to possible remedies. The clergy believed that the plague was due to divine punishment. Others […] Continue Reading

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Learning from Hippocrates

Learning from Hippocrates

Posted on 23 November 2014

Before we can delve into this wonderful journey of learning from Hippocrates, we must confront prejudice! Some of you may be thinking – Learning from a dead guy that was born two and a half millennia ago? He thought disease was a matter of humors! He didn’t know about germs! What can be learned? That […] Continue Reading

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