We tend to act responsibly when it comes to servicing our cars, or maintaining our homes, but forget about ourselves. So, before life gets in the way, remember that prevention and early diagnosis of medical problems are the two first steps of responsible self-care.

The first month of 2019 is almost over. My 2018 festive season was spent being available for emergency cases at the two hospitals where I practice, and although I was kept busy during this time, at least the injuries were not too devastating and traumatic.