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Has Wet February Begun?

By Dr Ron McCulloch, Private General Pratitioner, 4th February 2019

Dry January has come to an end and many of those who successfully took part will be benefiting from the money they have saved, as well as significantly better sleep, energy levels and weight loss. One thing we can all agree on is that the Dry January campaign is fantastic at encouraging individuals to take…

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No More Desk Ache

By Andrew Byrne - Private Physiotherapist, 31st January 2019

The three keys to reducing aches and pains in the neck and shoulders when sitting at a desk.   1 - MOVE Your body is designed to move. You can be in the best posture ever, but if you spend long periods of time not moving, then you are very likely to get aches and…

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4 Ways To Avoid Triggering Your Skin Allergies

By Dr Vikram Rajkomar, Consultant Adult & Paediatric Dermatologist, 30th January 2019

Here's how to look after your sensitive skin this Winter!  With the cold weather, snow and ice, it can be a tricky time of year when it comes to keeping skin conditions at bay. What with irritating new outfits, central heating systems on full blast and sugar-filled comfort foods, there are a variety of factors which can…

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7 Top Tips for Winter Skincare By A Dermatologist

By Dr Vikram Rajkomar, Consultant Adult & Paediatric Dermatologist, 25th January 2019

  Do you find that your skin worsens during the winter months? When the air is cold and dry outside, your skin loses moisture much more rapidly which can result in your skin feeling rough, flaky and irritated. Furthermore, indoor heating systems can wreak havoc on your skin, as the dry indoor heat sucks out…

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How to combat work-related stress

By Dr Shikha Pitalia - Medical Director, 14th January 2019

Stress: our body’s response to pressure from a life event or a situation which causes our body to produce stress hormones - this can result in what is known as a ‘fight or flight’ response. Common symptoms of this include your heart pounding, hands sweating, tension in your muscles and sweating. For many, the symptoms…

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Why does back pain get worse in winter?

By Patrick Shaughnessy - Physiotherapist, 14th November 2018

With today being 6 weeks to Christmas eve, winter is well and truly here. The clocks have gone back, the mornings are darker, and we all leave work in darkness now as the sun is setting by 5pm. With all the excitement of Christmas, the one present nobody wants to receive this year is –…

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Its time to talk about prostate cancer

By Dr Shikha Pitalia - Medical Director, 14th November 2018

It’s Movember - a very important opportunity to raise awareness of prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in men. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed each year meaning 1 in 8 men in the UK are affected.   So, what are the symptoms? In the early stages, most men don’t experience any signs or…

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Cardiac Screening by Dr Sultan

By Dr Sultan , 30th October 2018

  Dr Ayyaz Sultan, Consultant Cardiologist, shares his experience of attending the European Congress of Cardiology.      "I recently attended the European Congress of Cardiology in Munich.    ESC is a huge educational event that generates the ultimate stage to share expertise from around the world regarding present-day advancements and challenges in Cardiology. It…

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Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: The Facts

By Dr David Ashton, Bariatric Physician, 25th October 2018

Did you know that obesity is classed as a public health issue? In 2015, nearly two-thirds of adults were classed as being overweight (a body mass index BMI of over 25) or obese (a BMI of over 30) in England. This is caused by consuming more calories than you burn off through exercise and therefore…

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Mental health at the work place - Dr Passetti

By Dr Filippo Passetti, Consultant Psychiatrist, 12th October 2018

Dr Filippo Passetti, our Consultant Psychiatrist, reflects on mental health issues that arise at the workplace and how to manage or mitigate them.   Mental health problems are responsible for 40% of work-related sick leave in the UK, costing the economy some £10 billion per year.  If you add to those direct costs, those related…

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