Monthly Archives: May 2015

Guest blogger

28 May

Recovering from a brain injury

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Any injury can cause pain and have an impact on your day-to-day life but an injury to the brain can have some of the most long lasting effects and recovery (if it is at all possible) can take months or …

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Guest blogger

27 May

Risk Factors and Treatment for Varicose Veins

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As the sun comes out and hemlines rise, thoughts often turn to legs. Few women who have reached their thirties are lucky enough to have the flawless skin of youth. Time and childbearing frequently conspire to mar an otherwise shapely …

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Sarah Brocker

26 May

I'm Just Stubborn

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When people ask me how I made it through college, I have a variety of answers. I tell them it was through God’s providence and my amazing support system and that I wouldn’t have made it without my friends.  I …

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Guest blogger

26 May

6 Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

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If you are new to wearing contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, you may have questions about your lenses and caring for the correctly. All first time wearers go through an adjustment phase. After a few …

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Oral Health Foundation

26 May

Mum knows best when it comes looking after our teeth

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Parents pass many pearls of wisdom throughout their lifetime but its mums who seem to take the lead on how we care for our teeth, according to a new poll. More than two in three (68 per cent) of us …

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Lesley

22 May

Do doctors talk about dying?

Many people think that having a conversation about dying is reserved for those with cancer. We tend to forget that there are other, often chronic, illness such as heart failure, which also need careful management of the expectations of end-of-life …

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Guest blogger

21 May

Should E-cigarettes Be Used Every Day?

The controversial topic of e-cigarettes has been overtaking the media ever since we were hit by the surprising popularity of vaporisers in 2013. By 2014, half of smokers had tried e-cigarettes, 2.1 million people were using them, and an estimated …

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Guest blogger

21 May

Why Microbiotics should be in your diet

Many of us are much more aware of our need for good nutrition than ever before – but even more people are confused and bewildered by the contradicting advice, and ever-emerging string of ‘super foods’ we are advised to include …

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Lesley

20 May

Who do you turn to when your Mum is dying?

I have very mixed feelings about the support we were offered towards the end of Mom’s life. Everyone was lovely and kind to Mom, but nobody would talk about her dying. Even the Macmillan nurse wouldn’t broach the subject because …

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Kerry

20 May

ICP (Obstetric Cholestasis) – My Story

In 2012 I fell pregnant with my fourth son.  It wasn’t planned but I couldn’t have been happier.  It just felt like it was meant to be.  Things were different this time though.  Five months into the pregnancy I began …

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talkhealth

20 May

Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?

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What the UK Government defines as binge drinking might come as a shock to some. Binge drinking is defined as the intake of twice the recommended daily alcohol limit. For men that means eight units, the equivalent of four pints …

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Sudep Action

19 May

Get involved this National Epilepsy Week

At SUDEP Action, we supports people who have lost someone they love to epilepsy or Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). We also campaign for change and fund research to prevent epilepsy deaths in the future. What you can do …

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Annemarie Aburrow

19 May

Superfoods or Super-hoax?

When you hear the word ‘superfood’, foods like blueberries, goji berries and pomegranate may spring to mind. Various health claims exist around these so-called superfoods in the media, for example that acai berries have anti-ageing properties, or garlic lowers blood …

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Michelle

18 May

Why are we all avoiding gluten?

You may have noticed that there’s been stratospheric growth in the gluten free food market. Here are two suggestions for what is powering that growth: 1. Gluten intolerance is not just about coeliac disease Last year, gluten expert Dr Tom …

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talkhealth

16 May

Highlights at talkhealth HQ

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We’ve had an exciting few weeks at talkhealth HQ with lots going on in the team including Deborah speaking at the Digital Works Conference to Catriona getting a new bread maker. Our focus this month is on sexual health to …

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Sudep Action

15 May

New Safety App for National Epilepsy Week Stay Smart campaign

SUDEP Action has launched its Stay Smart campaign for National Epilepsy Week encouraging people with epilepsy to register for a new Safety App. The technology, EpSMon, is designed to help people with epilepsy assess their risks in between visits with …

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talkhealth

13 May

Mid-Week Treats at talkhealth HQ

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Here at talkhealth HQ, we’re beating the mid-week blues with a delicious breakfast of homemade fresh bread and jam. This lovely treat is all thanks to Catriona (and her shiny new breadmaker). When Catriona said she had some treats for us …

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Guest blogger

13 May

Top Health and Safety Concerns for Travellers

Going on holiday is an exciting time, whether you’re going somewhere you’ve been before or somewhere completely new. However with any overseas trip, there is an element of risk to your health and safety. Here we look at some of …

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Guest blogger

12 May

6 Ways Patients Fare Better When Nurses Are Better Educated

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Nurses have a tremendous impact on patient outcomes whether the patient is receiving care in a Spokane ER or a rehabilitation hospital in rural Kentucky, and while nurses of all education levels work hard on the frontlines of health care, …

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Michelle

11 May

Gardening and the weirdness of the human psyche

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I have just been reading a report of a study on allergic rhinitis sufferers (35-40% of the US population). Despite the fact that immunotherapy has been around for nearly 100 years, is recognised as the best treatment for allergic rhinitis and is …

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Julie

9 May

Low Fodmap Burgers

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It has been some time since I have posted anything on this site – so long in fact the whole look of WordPress has changed. I have been working on guidelines and this has taken some time to complete so …

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Guest blogger

7 May

One-Night Stand: 3 Insane Tips To Keep It Safe And Successful

Along with house parties, learning how to cook and – yes – actually getting a degree, one-night stands can be an exciting part of the university experience for many. A university student’s sex life is definitely more fluid – it …

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Guest blogger

6 May

Be a Better Nurse — Get Your BSN

If you’re in the process of earning your associate’s degree in nursing, you know it’s not an easy credential to get. Earning an ADN means two or three years of pre-requisites plus another two years for the nursing program itself. …

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Katie

5 May

Halfway through…..

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Day 15, I am halfway through my Whole30, I am feeling better but I am getting slightly concerned that… I NEED TO EAT MORE!! That is basically the name of the game, I aim to have a calorie deficit of …

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Michelle

5 May

The Problem with Nuts

Well, to be honest, it is not nuts that are the problem, it is the confusion arising from the laudable efforts of regulators and manufacturers to improve allergen labelling for the benefit of allergic consumers. But, nuts being at the …

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Ultrabonkers

5 May

Still a marathon runner – ready to do it all again!

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A week on from successfully completing my first marathon, the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015, and I’m still just as happy as I was a week ago, and it will be something that lives with me all my life. I …

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Guest blogger

5 May

Brits burying their heads in the sand over UK’s most common cancer, survey finds

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96 per cent of Brits fail to check their skin the recommended once a month for skin cancer, and more than 77 per cent would not recognise signs of the disease, according to a survey of over a thousand people, …

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Guest blogger

5 May

5 Simple Activities to Prevent Back Pain

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Have you ever experienced back pain so intense that you feel like you can’t do anything? Small everyday tasks become so difficult leaving you feel like you are missing out on leading a normal life. Well you are not alone …

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talkhealth

5 May

An exciting week at talkhealth

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Last week Deborah was invited to speak at Digital Works 2015, hosted by the PM Society, to discuss our digital offering and the benefits we can provide. She spoke alongside presenters from the likes of Novo Nordisk and Novartis to …

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Katie

1 May

Day 12….(said in a Geordie accent like the bloke from big brother)

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Hi all, So its day 12 of my Whole 30. 30 days, no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol (not a big drinker). So far so good, I have been consistently making good food choices and drinking more water…winner. …

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talkhealth

1 May

Ask the Pharmacist – April

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Our latest forum, Ask the Pharmacist is now up and running. If you need advice about your medicines, have a question you’d rather not ask face to face or simply want advice – our team of pharmacists are on hand every Thursday …

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