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Dr. Iain Corness

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Modern Medicine: Angioplasty – will you need one?

What is angioplasty? Coronary balloon angioplasty is an invasive method of opening blocked arteries that might stop blood flow to the heart, resulting in...

Modern Medicine: Will you develop Diabetes this year?

Amazingly, you survived Xmas and New Year. Well done, despite the excess parties, pies and pints. The waistline has swelled, anti-flatulents have been purchased,...

Modern Medicine: Transportation for replantation

Accountants need ten fingers, so a nine fingered one is pretty dodgy. However, every day there are people lopping off one of their ten....

Modern Medicine: Can hookworm hook you?

“Worms” are everywhere. Probably the commonest infestation of mankind. All children go through harboring worms at some stage, but usually the tiny thread worms. Of...

Who is Dr Somchai T.shoke-satian M.D.? (Part 1)

Is this you? “I sat on my reading glasses this morning and now I can’t even read the newspaper.” (That was me, but not these...

Modern Medicine: Why you should stay in touch with the family

We all have much to thank our family for. Just letting us grow up for starters. As an aside, if your young children are...

Modern Medicine: Genghis Khan and your children

Some medical facts: Bruises on a child’s body are often considered proof that a baby has been battered. A visible bruise on the buttocks,...

Modern Medicine: My Mum, my friend Alan and Disneyland

I was stopped by a chap in the hospital lobby who was kind enough to ask about my dear old Mum. I hadn’t mentioned...

Modern Medicine: Medical Insurance – how much do you understand?

Came across an interesting situation the other day regarding Travel Insurance. Most people take these out at the travel agency and the days included...

Modern Medicine: Dengue Fever and the unseasonable rain

If COVID-19 wasn’t enough to contend with, last week the powers that be are now advising that Dengue fever is on the rise, and...

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