Category Archives: Coffee Time

Head Transplant

Gene Wilder - Young FrankensteinI read with great interest in the New Scientist about a surgeon who is pretty sure that in the near future he will be performing head transplants.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time wondering about this. After all it is remarkable what can be done today.

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Bionic Man

The Bionic ManI think I’m pretty fit for someone who receives mail from Saga.

I don’t smoke, I don’t drink any alcohol, I do drink lots of beetroot juice, I run lots, I eat healthily, I don’t have any chronic health problems and I don’t take any medication.

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Books Of The Month

Books of The MonthMy first book of the month is Jonah Lehrer’s excellent read ‘The Decisive Moment’.

He pulls together lots of fascinating research in neuroscience to explain how we make decisions.

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I’m basically quite a lazy person.

Pareto PrincipleThe article about Steve Peters book The Chimp Paradox has set me thinking about the ways I try to help patients by recommending resources they may want to access.

Over the next few months I thought I’d write about some of these resources.

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New Years Resolutions

ChangeThe only successful New Year’s Resolution I’ve ever made was a few years ago when I vowed to make no more New Year’s Resolutions!

I made this resolution simply on the grounds that if something’s worth doing then why wait until Jan 1st – just do it!

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Results of her Autopsy

SurgeryA patient recently phoned in for the results of her autopsy.

I reassured her that unless she was a zombie she was a little premature.

I would like to remind our non-zombie patients that it helps us if you can phone in for the results of bloods tests after 10 am.

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Christmas Howlers!

What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?

ChristmasClaustrophobia!

Why did Santa’s helper see the doctor?

Because he had a low “elf” esteem!

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Addictive exercise

RunningI’m sure many of my patients are aware that I run marathons in my spare time.

Actually that’s a bit of a fib, because it sounds impressive to say you run marathons, much more impressive than saying you run half marathons.

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