Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

Short stories, Travel and Health Information

Staying Sane in the Covid Era

A few days ago I was privileged to attend a panel discussion entitled ‘Safeguarding Your Mental Health in the Age of Covid 19’. The discussion – taking place via Zoom, … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Sex Expert

  “It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time…”                            – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) I am told that the most popular obstetricians in … Continue reading

August 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Wicked Witch of the East

I distinctly remember as a seven year old asking my mother whether the old lady was actually A Witch. After all these many years I can still recall her sharp … Continue reading

August 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Don’t Stop Walking!

Middle age is the time of life that folk reach the age – and the financial stage – when they have the time, the money and the inclination to take … Continue reading

July 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Health Benefits of Walking the Camino

A Long Walk to Health After I walked the Camino in 2011, I was invited by various people and organisations to give talks about my experience of what it was … Continue reading

July 12, 2020

Health Benefits of Walking the Camino

A Long Walk to Health After my book Strangers on the Camino was published at the end of 2011, I was invited by various people and organisations to give talks … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · 1 Comment

To Mask or Not to Mask?

The first time I visited Japan, I was surprised to see so many people wearing facemasks, of a type similar to what I used to wear when I was working … Continue reading

July 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Departure Lounge

A “short short” story by Sanjiva Wijesinha “Your flight is now ready for boarding. Please make your way to the departure lounge”: Announcement often heard at airports I dropped in … Continue reading

July 5, 2020

The Dangers of Diabetes

Data from the International Diabetes Federation reveals that in 2017 no less than 425 million people in the world had Diabetes. This number is expected to increase to over SIX … Continue reading

June 26, 2020

Alzheimer’s Disease

Taking care of the ageing brain Sri Lanka where I grew up has one of the most rapidly ageing populations in Asia – and according to a 2003 study by … Continue reading

June 17, 2020
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