I’m OKIKIOLU Olanrewaju and I’m a Medical Doctor, practising in Lagos Nigeria.
I hail from Abeokuta in Ogun State, Nigeria and I come from a family of eight.
Foreign languages interest me, and when I’m not navel-deep in hospital work, I spend time teaching French among other things.
French language is my major hobby and it’s a kind of therapy for me: it helps to keep me within the albeit narrow confines of sanity. Believe me, sanity really does have narrow confines. There are higher crime and suicide rates these days than before.
The high stress level in the world today isn’t helping much either...
We found from experience that more than half of our emergency cases actually get to hospital late, most times because they or their carers did not know that they were seriously ill in the first place!
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If you’re reading this and you never watched “Sesame Street” while growing up, then I’m sorry, you may be
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I don’t have a happily-ever-after story for you today. Please know this up front.
A 35-year-old man we call E.J. walked into our out-patient clinic a few years ago with
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A very angry patient stormed past me on the corridor one day on his way out, ranting:
“That doctor must be crazy! I can’t believe this!”
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“His resumé says he’s excellent, but in all my years, I’ve never met such a lazy idiot… He should be fired!”
At least that was what the boss thought about this rookie employee.
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What would you say was your most embarrassing moment? I reckon that we all have one-if we think hard enough.
Fox News has some of the prettiest female presenters and anchors in the world. One was on air on this particular day. She was in the middle of some riveting news when she suddenly
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There was this shop back in Medical school, where we used to sit and have snacks. The meat-pie was especially tasty.
One day, I was there with a friend and was shocked when he
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A very funny friend of mine shared his experience with me-and it was not funny:
One day, while at work, he was pressed and had to use a public toilet. He had barely entered through the door when
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On sent parfois fatigué, et la plupart du temps nous connaissons la raison. Et ça va tot. Mais pour certains parmi nous, cette fatigue ne disparaît jamais!
Les plaintes les plus fréquentes dans les hôpitaux partout le monde est, « je me sens fatigué tout le temps ! ».
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I know a few guys who have at least contemplated suicide because of this medical condition. Some people call it Impotence.
I asked an older friend of mine to write me an article on this problem and this is what he gave me! I’ve decided not to edit it extensively because, I must confess, I really am impressed by his writing.
What if I told you that he’s not a doctor? Well, here it is:
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Have you ever had this irritating experience?
You’re sitting in a crowded hospital waiting room and some guy right beside you starts to cough, and this goes on and on for a while. You could swear you heard something gross in that cough. He doesn’t have a hanky or tissue paper so he’s coughing into his bare hands. The scariest thing is, you don’t even know what he’s got!
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Sometimes, when a person dies and the cause of death is not known, a surgical procedure called an Autopsy or Post-mortem examination is carried out on the corpse by a specialist doctor known as a Coroner to determine the exact cause or means by which it happened. An autopsy can also be done to solve a crime; other times, it can be done for research purposes...
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It was raining. Pouring. Freezing. But nobody had moved.
We were outside on that field, my friends and I, paying our respects and watching with heavy hearts as the coffin was being lowered into the ground...
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All of us feel tired occasionally, and most of the time we know why. But for some of us, this tiredness just won’t go away! One of the most common complaints at clinics all over the world is,
“I feel tired ALL the time!”
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“There’s this peppery feeling that I have in my chest sometimes…”
This is one of the most common complaints that some clients have when they come to visit the Doctor. “Sometimes I have a dull ache in my chest and it seems to reach up to my throat. It’s worse when I bend forward to pick up stuff from the floor.”
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