DO YOU NEED YOUR KIDNEY AT ALL?

I had the opportunity to educate my fellow colleagues in the Akatakyie fraternity on measures to take good care of their kidneys, identify the risk factors that predispose them to the development of various kidney diseases, and measures they could employ to reduce these risks to the progression of kidney diseases. The purpose of this…

FLOPPY BABY SYNDROME

On 20th May 2018, 09:05am, My Whatsapp alerted me of a link i had received from Jessie. Right after church, i was led to click the link; to add to the 665,700 people who had watched the video. The link drove me right to Youtube with the opening words of “the Story of a Father’s…

THE SOBOLO NIGHT

It was 9:00pm on the dot. Seated next to me; with a happy face, was a cruet; from which life flowed. Leaving me with no option, I self medicated with the second bottle of ‘Sobolo’ which was prepared and savored from the handpicked red flowers of Agyeiwaa and her mother. I couldn’t help but absorb…

DUTY OF CARE

I was listening to the morning show on the radio yesterday. I was glued to my seat because the topic then being discussed was an interesting one. It was a narrative of how a 28 year old man had reported to the hospital for simple appendectomy (surgical procedure to remove the appendix) resulted in extensive…

FROZEN ABDOMEN

He was the talk of the news which kept every radio and tv station grimacing to the utterance of his name. How he rose to such fame was unknown by all and sundry. He was known in the entertainment industry as “the Pop”. I had access to him because we were connected by blood –…

LANGUAGE

Language is one of the most cognitive functions any individual can possess. It is an indirect mark of power; whatever you say can make you and break you.Language entails the ability to comprehend what you are being told, and the ability to express yourself. Children who experience language problems may have difficulty understanding what they…

LIVING WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

Today I would like to do a post on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Imagine this 6 year old child, who persistently punches your eardrums with months of the year; when instructed to tell the time. In an attempt to mention each month, she re-echoes your tympanic membrane by hitting the table. You might need a…

THE UNPLEASANT SURPRISE

I paced through the wards frantically trying to adapt to the new ballgame at hand. In this case, I was no longer that medical student jumping from one patient to the other, but the doctor to whom a patient’s life would be entrusted to. As usual my white lab coat was neatly ironed. Did I…

PARANOIA

Walking down memory lane, I remember a novel I read 9 years ago – Paranoia by Joseph Finder. It sounds like a nice name you would want your eldest son to bear but don’t dab. It caresses like a chained cat in a cage. Right after reading the book gladly, I didn’t understand the concept,…

PERSISTENCE!

It’s 6:57pm and the last day of the month of October. I look at my wrist watch after jogging for 57 minutes. I feel so burned out, but I am proud of a feat as such, especially in school. 57 minutes and counting! The maximum I could do was 30mins and this usually happened after…