MedShr’s Highlights from ESC Congress 2019

By George Ulmann - Reporter, MedShr More than 30,000 cardiovascular specialists attended Paris over five days to discuss the entire spectrum of cardiovascular medicine. The spotlight this year was on Global Cardiovascular Health, as ESC partnered with the World Heart Federation (WHF). A key highlight of the conference was the six Hot Line sessions, which…

The Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Literature Review

By Veron V. Yala MD, Advanced DOH (JLI) and MSc Diabetes (USW) I. Background  Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex metabolic disorder that occurs when there is a rise in glycaemia secondary to the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or the inability to use it effectively (IDF, 2017).  The prevalence of diabetes…

This week at MedShr: #SportsInjuryWeek!

Playing sports at any age is a great form of exercise and social interaction, but there are always risks associated. Sports injuries can affect almost every part of the body-- everything from bones and joints to muscles and tendons. That is why this week at MedShr, we are shining a light on sports-related injuries. If…

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Brexit, junior doctor contracts and the Tory-DUP deal – a perfect storm for junior doctor morale

With the latest political war over, the dust will now begin to settle, talk will turn back to celebrities and frivolity, and the NHS will continue on its current trajectory with Hunt at the helm. But what does the new government mean for the NHS - and in particular the current state of morale for…