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Buying your first home

Written by Wesleyan Medical Sickness. Posted in Finance

piggy-bank-houseFinancial planning for a new home should begin even before you start looking through the property pages. In this article Wesleyan Medical Sickness gives you guidance on how to plan for your first mortgage.

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Income protection

Written by Wesleyan Medical Sickness. Posted in Finance

piggy-liferaftIncome protection should be an essential cornerstone of financial planning. Wesleyan Medical Sickness answers some key questions about income protection policies.

Q: Why do I need income protection?

A: As a doctor, you know better than most that people do sometimes fall ill and are unable to work for long periods of time.

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The medicine behind the medals

Written by Ivor Vanhegan. Posted in Olympics 2012

olympic-2012In the field of sports medicine there is no greater ambassador than Dr Richard Budgett. He has been the Chief Medical Officer to Team GB for the past six consecutive Summer and Winter Olympic games and is the current CMO to the London Olympics in 2012.

His personal achievements in sport include assisting Sir Steve Redgrave to the first of his five consecutive gold medals winning the Men's Coxed Fours at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He is currently Chairman of British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and Lead Physician EIS South East.

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Medicine in the movies

Written by Alexandra Blackman. Posted in Experiences

medicine-in-the-moviesIt has been said that 'no other art form pervades the consciousness with as much power as film'1.

Film is omnipresent, crossing boundaries of age, culture and time. Despite this, there is little conscious awareness of the medium's profound ability to influence our opinions - particularly about emotionally charged topics.

The impact of film on the public perception of medicine - especially mental illness - has been notably pronounced. As Alexandra Blackman describes, this influence can be positive or negative, and even be used for recruitment.

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