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DOCTOR'S NOTES

Hello! I am Dr. Adam Staten, Clinical Director at One Day Tests and this is my team's blog.

Our Clinical Governance Team is led by Dr. Adam Staten and is made up of extremely talented doctors who ensure that our testing panels are accurate, innovative and up-to-date on current science and medicine developments.

Dr Adam Staten (MA MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCGP DRCOG DMCC PGCertCE) trained at Cambridge University and King's College London. After serving as a medical officer in the British Army, he returned to the NHS and is now an NHS GP and GP trainer. He has an interest in stress and burnout and has written several books on the subject. He is also the editor of a textbook used by GPs and family physicians all around the world.

Dr Staten is a firm believer in empowering patients to manage their own health and sees educating people about common health problems as the best way to achieve this.

Dr. Adam Staten

Clinical Director

Dr. Vinesh Mistry

Clinical Governance Team

Dr. Mike Forsythe

Clinical Governance Team

The power to manage your health - GPs blogs at One Day Tests.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unexplained Abdominal Symptoms
December 18, 2022 Adam Staten

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unexplained Abdominal Symptoms

One of the commonest unexplained medical problems is the condition we know as ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. Perhaps as many as 20% of us suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and I would guess almost all of us have experienced unexplained abdominal discomfort at some point in our life. 
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  • Sunshine important for Vitamin D
    May 1, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    Vitamin D: Micronutrient, Mega Important

    Despite the widespread prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, it is easily overlooked. The symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, particularly if the deficiency is mild, are often vague and difficult to define. Frequently the feeling of malaise or lethargy that may be caused by low vitamin D levels are attributed to something else, or just blamed on the general stresses of life. This is a real shame because replacing vitamin D is very straightforward.
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  • Stroke signs to look out for
    April 30, 2024 Dr. Mike Forsythe

    Stroke: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

    A Cerebrovascular Event (CVA), or stroke, as it’s more commonly known, is a medical emergency. It occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is reduced or interrupted, depriving brain tissue of oxygen. This can result in brain...

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  • man with coeliac disease
    April 30, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    Coeliac Disease: All you need to know

    What is Coeliac Disease? Coeliac Disease, also known as Celiac Disease, is a genetically determined, autoimmune condition that causes inflammation within the gut following exposure to gluten in the diet. As a genetic condition, it can run in families and...

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  • stress
    March 27, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    Stress and how to manage it

    Stress is an unavoidable part of life. The World Health Organisation defines stress as a: ‘state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation’ and, as this definition suggests, stress can result from any number of issues. Most...

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  • water splash
    March 1, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    Water - The Importance of Staying Hydrated

    Our bodies are about 60% water and water is absolutely fundamental to every aspect of our body’s functioning. Survival experts say that we can last about three days without water during which time you would expect to see a steady...

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  • Blood test
    February 23, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    What Is Blood Work?

    Discover the importance of blood tests in healthcare with this comprehensive guide. Understand different types of blood tests & how they work.
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  • Blood test
    February 23, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    Routine Blood Test

    Explore the importance of blood tests in healthcare with this comprehensive guide. Understand different types of blood tests & how they work.
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  • Measles outbreak
    February 6, 2024 Dr. Adam Staten

    Measles: A Re-emerging Threat

    Measles used to be a very common childhood condition, something that almost all children would experience in the way that children get chicken pox today. Whilst for most children it was an unpleasant but mostly harmless illness, some children developed...

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