Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sarah Brocker

30 Sep

Packing for the Hospital

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Last week I found myself heading to the hospital mid-afternoon, and although I was not completely surprised, I had not packed for the hospital at all. In fact I had brought business casual clothing, makeup and hair accessories in order …

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Charity News

30 Sep

Lynda Bellingham- Bowel Cancer UK statement

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“At Bowel Cancer UK, we were all saddened to hear of the news of Lynda Bellingham’s diagnosis of advanced bowel cancer.” “But unfortunately it’s all too common.  Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer and that’s why we …

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Oral Health Foundation

30 Sep

Oral health report encouraging, charity claims

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The news was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section The first national survey examining the oral health of three year old children has revealed more than one in 10 have signs of visible tooth decay. The report, …

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LeeMartinRD

30 Sep

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Larah

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It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in …

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Amy Dunn

29 Sep

My Big Girl and I, Part 2

This is my last Monday with only Ella while Lucy is in nursery. Then it’s back to normal from next week. So today I thought we’d do something that would be nigh on impossible with both of them and that …

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LeeMartinRD

29 Sep

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by RMdietetics

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It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in …

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Saz

28 Sep

Support and the silent someone.

“When someone is going through a storm your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words”- Thelma Davis. Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny. Whether you be silent or outspoken having the right support …

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Saz

28 Sep

Support and the silent someone.

“When someone is going through a storm your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words”- Thelma Davis. Support. Something that speaks volumes and shouldn’t cost a penny. Whether you be silent or outspoken having the right support …

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Julie

28 Sep

Marrow – a tasty vegetarian meal

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This is a really tasty recipe that can be quickly prepared for an evening meal. Ingredients 1 Marrow (or as in the picture above 1/2 a green and 1/2 a yellow marrow) 400g of new potatoes leave on the skin …

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Julie

28 Sep

Marrow – a tasty vegetarian meal

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This is a really tasty recipe that can be quickly prepared for an evening meal. Ingredients 1 Marrow (or as in the picture above 1/2 a green and 1/2 a yellow marrow) 400g of new potatoes leave on the skin …

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Oral Health Foundation

26 Sep

Five things about Boundaries for Life

Boundaries for Life

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Last Saturday, I spent the day with Boundaries for Life at Lords Cricket Ground for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final. The group, who tours cricket grounds all …

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talkhealth

26 Sep

talkhealth news

Bristol Half Marathon Medal

As usual we’ve been busy in the talkhealth office. Last week our online clinic on skin conditions opened, and on the day of the opening we ran a Twitter chat all about sensitive skin which kick-started the conversation amongst people …

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LeeMartinRD

26 Sep

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Larah

KCL LOGO

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in …

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Oral Health Foundation

23 Sep

Taking to the skies for charity

Dental Skydive

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Two members of the British Dental Health Foundation are jumping 10,000 feet to raise money for charity. Communications Manager David Arnold and Website Officer Doychin Sakutov will be …

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Kate Allatt

23 Sep

A Locked in Syndrome diagnosis – not necessarily a death sentence

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The brain stem controls all basic activities of the central nervous system: consciousness, blood pressure, and breathing. So after a brainstem stroke some patients will be formerly diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome. This doesn’t necessarily mean a death sentence for …

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The Future's Rosie

22 Sep

A Double MAD Night

*WARNING* This post contains countless clichés! So apologies in advance for a post likely to be packed full of obvious statements but I just can’t find the words to express my total shock at coming away from Friday night’s 2014 …

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Amy Dunn

21 Sep

Proud moments – September

There’s this lovely little thing that happens on the 21st of every month in the ‘Future of Downs’ Facebook group. We celebrate our children’s milestones and share what’s made us proud. We do this on the 21st to represent the …

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Saz

20 Sep

Problems… Get them out.

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys” Anon. Haven’t we all fell into this category? Chatting to anyone and everyone about our problems striving for the solution to be right under …

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Saz

20 Sep

Problems… Get them out.

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys” Anon. Haven’t we all fell into this category? Chatting to anyone and everyone about our problems striving for the solution to be right under …

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Julie

20 Sep

Low FODMAP learning at the hospital, flapjack recipe.

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I have just realised it was June when I last posted a recipe or anything else for that matter, How time rushes on! The above recipe was developed from a learning day at the hospital, everyone brought a low FODMAP …

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Ian McCartney

19 Sep

Sickness absence – the road ahead

A look at how employee absence figures have changed for the better There are, of course, times when people have to take time off work due to illness. Whether it’s a mild viral infection that means your bones ache and …

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Kayleigh Herbertson

19 Sep

My Experiences With Suicidal Thoughts

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When I was 15 I attempted to kill myself. In a very typical story I was ground down by school, home and in an abusive relationship with an older man. There seemed to be no end, no escape that I …

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Sarah Brocker

18 Sep

Are you Comfortable with being Abnormal?

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“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity” William Arthur Ward To the average observer, I look normal.  I look like the the average college student: in a sorority, serving …

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Guest blogger

18 Sep

How to join the 10% of Brits who think they’re good sleepers

At the end of each day, we Brits love nothing more than to sink into our mattresses and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, this is only a reality for a relatively small amount of the population with following research …

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Annemarie Aburrow

18 Sep

Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

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My almost-two-year-old daughter doesn’t seem to like meat. I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the texture – either way, I am determined to get good sources of iron and protein into her. Lentils are a great source of iron. …

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Katy Gray

18 Sep

A Day in the Life of a Paranoid Schizophrenic

It’s 9:45 am when my mum comes into my room to wake me up. This is early for me. Despite my medication being quite sedating, I’m rarely asleep before 1 am. And because of the sedation, I need at least …

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Katy Gray

10 Sep

Has Antipsychotic Medication Made Me Worse?

The first time I took psychotropic medication was when I was 18. I had been suffering with depression for about two years and I was finally given help in the form of a prescription for fluoxetine (Prozac). I was put …

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The Future's Rosie

10 Sep

Budlington Begins Nursery

So last Wednesday the day finally arrived for Rosie to begin nursery school. It’s a day that three years ago we could only dream about. This time in 2011 we were two weeks away from signing the medical forms that …

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Amy Dunn

9 Sep

My Big Girl and I, Part 1

To cut a long and rather boring story short, for the next few weeks Lucy is going to nursery on a Monday meaning I get a day a week with Ella by herself.This Monday was our first day together.  After …

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Saz

9 Sep

The joys of laughter and looking up.

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”- Mort Walker. Bloody hell how long has it been since I’ve been on here? I think my laptop is officially giving me a grilling because I haven’t blogged …

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Saz

9 Sep

The joys of laughter and looking up.

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart”- Mort Walker. Bloody hell how long has it been since I’ve been on here? I think my laptop is officially giving me a grilling because I haven’t blogged …

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Amy Dunn

3 Sep

I Heart my girl

Just a quick post.  Ella had her yearly cardiac review today. It soon comes around! I know I’ve said this before, but it’s still the appointment I worry about the most and the one I lose sleep over. I doubt …

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talkhealth

3 Sep

Perceptions of living with a Skin Problem

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Alongside our online clinics we run monthly surveys. August’s survey was on skin conditions. We wanted to find out about how living with a skin condition can affect someone’s life. From our results, we found that living with a skin …

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Kayleigh Herbertson

3 Sep

When a Skin Condition Returns

Rosacea treatment

It was touch-and-go for a while but now I’m certain: my rosacea has returned with vengeance. Once again my skin is flushed, flaky, spotty and my god so itchy! I’m ashamed of how much I’ve been scratching lately but half …

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The Future's Rosie

2 Sep

Flowering Bud

I apologise for beginning this post with an age old cliché but seriously, where does time actually go? Another couple of weeks (and more) have passed since I last wrote and suddenly I find everything happening at once. No sooner …

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talkhealth

2 Sep

Skin cancer hospital admissions soar by 41% in just five years

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The number of hospital admissions for skin cancer treatment in England has increased by 41 per cent in the space of just five years, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers of the …

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Oral Health Foundation

1 Sep

Word of Mouth, Issue 22 – August 2014

Word of Mouth - Issue 22 - August 2014 - Dental Megazine featuring the Latest news on oral health and wellbeing, Dental Skydive, Doctoral Award, Boundaries for life at Lords - oral health checks

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Hello, and welcome to August’s edition of Word of Mouth. August is traditionally a time where summer is in full swing and childrenand parents alike are readying themselves …

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