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Guest blogger

17 May

HIV Treatment Cost

Some people living with HIV struggle financially. Their healthcare expenses overshadow any desirable non-essentials. Contrary to belief, not all HIV patients have insurance coverage. These patients are forced to pay out-of-pocket for diagnostic treatments and medications. Living with HIV without …

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Helen

13 May

Climbing the stairs

Older man climbing stairs as exercise

Climbing stairs can become difficult as we age due to loss of muscle strength and flexibility, and yet the ability to remains important to maintain independence. One of the exercises in the Strength and Balance Circuit is the Step Up. …

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Helen

12 May

How many steps a day?

Do we really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? It’s an interesting article, have a read, but the spoiler is no-one really knows (apart from the fact that walking is good for your health!).  Walking counts towards the 150 …

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Guest blogger

10 May

Overcoming the Stigma of Therapy

The history of stigma against mental illness is almost as old as mental illness itself. Throughout history, people with afflictions that marked them as strange or different have led to derision, mockery, and even assault or exile. This has been …

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Helen

10 May

Walking Posture

Posture plays an important part in walking speed and ability to walk energetically. Due to injury or illness not everyone will be able to change their walking gait and I wouldn’t advise that everyone immediately goes out the the door …

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Helen

7 May

Slow the strength exercise down!

There is a method to my madness – I repeatedly say to slow down the strength exercise in a class – here is Michael Mosley explaining why.     Eccentric Exercise The post Slow the strength exercise down! appeared first …

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Helen

5 May

Walking Gait

Older adult doing flamingo swing exercise

I wanted to share this description of people walking which I had never thought of before! “Walking involves all the joints of the lower limb and is characterised by an ‘inverted pendulum’ motion, in which the body vaults over the non-moving …

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Helen

3 May

Osteoarthritis and Exercise

Draft guidelines have just been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on treatment for Osteoarthritis with a steer away from pain medication such as paracetamol and opiods and towards exercise and weight-loss (if appropriate). For those …

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Helen

30 Apr

May is National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month and it’s about getting out more rather than how fast or how far you can walk . There are so many benefits for getting out for a walk, not least it all counts towards the …

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Guest blogger

28 Apr

Why more and more people are turning to a career in therapy

In recent years, there has been greater acceptance of mental health concerns and those affected by them. There has also been more research into the causes and treatments of mental health conditions, which has helped to improve outcomes for many …

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Guest blogger

7 Apr

Fertility & Substance Abuse: How They Are Connected

Misusing or over-consuming drugs or alcohol can affect one’s fertility, especially for women. In fact, the aforementioned addictions are considered to be responsible for infertility in both male and female communities.  But, how does substance abuse affect one’s fertility?  Well, …

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Guest blogger

7 Apr

Addiction Recovery Center: Frequently Asked Questions

It can be difficult to know where to turn for information when a person is concerned about having an addiction or knows someone who may be coping with a drug use disorder or addiction.  There are numerous concerns that a …

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Caz

4 Apr

Who Should You Tell About Your Health Issues?

Dealing with any kind of health issue, disability or chronic illness is a very personal experience. Who you tell and how much you disclose about your condition is a decision that only you can make. So who should you tell …

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Guest blogger

31 Mar

Common Reasons for Chronic Sleep Problems

Maybe you used to be an excellent sleeper; maybe you cannot remember a time when sleep came easily to you. Whichever the case, you are not sleeping well now, and you are dying to know why. Fortunately, more and more …

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talkhealth

25 Mar

Endometriosis Awareness Month: What is the condition and how can talkhealth help you?

Despite affecting 190 million women and girls across the world, endometriosis symptoms and treatments are hard to pin down. Here’s everything you need to know about the condition and how talkhealth is helping women with it. Last year, the World …

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Guest blogger

24 Mar

Five Advantages of Using Testosterone Boosters

Every man knows the power of testosterone. It’s a vital building block of masculinity, responsible for defining male characteristics, influencing puberty, and regulating sex drive. It’s the hormone responsible for regulating and developing both primary and secondary male characteristics. But …

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Guest blogger

22 Mar

Have You Sustained an Injury at the Workplace? Here’s How to Deal with It

Any employer has the duty to protect you and tell you all about health and safety issues that might affect you. They also must report any specific accidents at work, pay you sick days, and give you time off in …

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Guest blogger

2 Mar

The Link between Diabetes and Depression

Anyone who suffers from diabetes will experience increased risk factors for depression. They are more likely to be depressed and may have a tougher time overcoming depression than someone with similar lifestyle factors who is not diabetic. How does this …

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talkhealth

28 Feb

Eczema in Children: Does your little one need support for their condition?

Eczema in children

We are collaborating with Childs Farm to help your little one’s Loads of people live with eczema. However, it’s not always common knowledge that the condition actually affects kids more than it does adults. A review carried out by the …

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Guest blogger

8 Feb

When and How to File a Head Injury Claim for Compensation?

The term “head injury claim” conjures up thoughts of serious injury claims that often lead to significant amounts of compensation being granted to those who have experienced devastating traffic accidents or accidents at work.  Some head injury claims do result …

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talkhealth

28 Jan

The best support programmes for starting the year right

support programmes: mydryskin

If you have got the urge to create some new, manageable health goals but you need a helping hand to stay on track, why not check out some of our support programmes? We have loads of specialised programmes for people …

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Guest blogger

26 Jan

Only 1% of Nurses Have a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree. Should You Enroll For One?

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IoM) set a target to double the number of working nurses with a doctorate by the year 2020. Although they managed to reach this target, that still means only 1% of nurses currently have …

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Guest blogger

17 Jan

How Debt Can Affect Your Mental Health?

If you feel like your mental health may be derailing a lot lately, the dots may be connected to your debt. Redundancy and unemployment are the leading causes behind deficit despite the popular belief that people who approve only of …

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Guest blogger

5 Jan

What Are the Differences Between HIPAA Compliance and Informed Consent?

HIPAA compliance and informed consent are both fundamental in medical ethics and law. Healthcare providers, whether hospitals, physicians, local clinics, health insurance companies, etc., must know about HIPAA compliance and informed consent because it is their obligation. Although these two …

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talkhealth

29 Dec

Read our menopause article in the Healthy Life Guide!

2021 was a great year for talkhealth and we topped it off with a feature in the November issue of Healthy Life Guide!  Menopause has always been a vital topic at talkhealth. Over the years, we have worked to help …

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