Monthly Archives: July 2015

Guest blogger

31 Jul

5 Sweet Swaps for Healthy Teeth This Summer

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During the warmer months we are inundated with refreshing choices such as cooling fruit, ice lollies, and freezing cold drinks. However most of these options are packed with sugar, which in excess can cause tooth erosion and decay. We’ve spoken …

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talkhealth

30 Jul

Win a signed Nipper Clipper

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You may recognize the name Tom Pellereau as he was the winner of the 2011 series of The Apprentice and is also a well-respected inventor and creator of the Nipper Clipper. The Nipper Clipper is the first ever nail clipper …

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Balquees Ali

30 Jul

Acupuncture and Fertility Challenges

  Working within health and wellbeing I have learnt to become more conscious with my words. For example, I prefer to use the phrase ‘fertility challenges’ instead of ‘infertile’ when working with patients who have come to me for treatment …

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Oral Health Foundation

28 Jul

14 Shocking things you need to know about dental health

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14 Shocking things you need to know about dental health. We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day and regular visits to our dentists are the key to keeping our teeth healthy. While this is true, there are …

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Deborah

28 Jul

Can you get hay fever later in life?

Symptoms of hay fever

This was a question posed today on the BBC2 Chris Evans Radio show and caught my attention as I drove into the talkhealth office this morning. One of Chris Evan’s colleagues says he’s just started getting hay fever this year …

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Dr Roger Goulds

28 Jul

The NHS – Still a Great British Asset, or Struggling Under Pressure?

I have always been a great believer in the NHS. I was what I would term an old fashioned family doctor – the patients advocate. Recently my elderly father, who lives alone, became seriously ill and we thought we were …

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AnnA_R

27 Jul

A Simple, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment For Osteoarthritis

Are you, like me, noticing signs of age creeping in such as osteoarthritis related knee and hip pain? Do stairs, standing for long periods, and getting in and out cars or onto public transport proving to be more of a …

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talkhealth contributors

27 Jul

Is Botox Right for You?

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Ageing is not fun. It is hard when you see your youthful looks slipping away, so unsurprisingly every year millions of people across the world decide to reverse some of the ageing process using either plastic surgery or Botox. Increasingly …

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The Future's Rosie

26 Jul

Remember me?!

Some of you may (or may not) have noticed but it’s been a fairly epic break since I last wrote a post on here… I decided to take a little break to spend more quality (less distracted) time with my …

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Guest blogger

24 Jul

5 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Sessions

Because of the incredible benefits it offers your body, HIIT is fast becoming an incredibly popular fat loss workout plan in the fitness industry. HIIT enables you to burn a ton of calories, lose more fat and enhances an individual’s …

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Danielle Ward

24 Jul

Understanding How Chiropractors Help You Overcome Back Pain

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Do you have an aching back, that is either a sudden occurrence or been your companion for a long time? For some quick ways to get rid of back pain, check out these time tested remedies and tips. Numerous people …

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Guest blogger

24 Jul

Reduce the Risk of Denied Claims by Avoiding Common Mistakes

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Whether you are a provider or a patient, little is more frustrating than a denied insurance claim. For patients, a denied claim usually means either a large, unexpected bill or many hours spent on the phone trying to appeal the …

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Michelle

22 Jul

Take the kit!!! New Anaphylaxis Campaign film

The Anaphylaxis Campaign estimate that around 20 people a year die from anaphylaxis. Many of those will be 15-25 year olds – and many of those deaths just could have been prevented. As anyone with allergic children will know, life is relatively …

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Guest blogger

20 Jul

Job-Related Back Pain: Smart Tips for Getting the Help You Deserve

The problem with that strategy is that you can easily end up doing more harm than good to yourself and if you sustained the injury at work, you definitely need to first report the incident as soon as the injury …

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talkhealth contributors

20 Jul

Deafness is no barrier to communication

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Finding out that your child has hearing difficulties sparks a whole range of emotions in parents. Some feel guilty, sad, isolated or angry. Some feel relieved that the issue has been identified, while others are frightened about what the future …

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Annemarie Aburrow

16 Jul

Is juice an option for children?

Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I asked for suggestions of what topics people wanted covering in my blog. As this was a popular choice, I thought I’d start with this. As a mum of three children myself, I …

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talkhealth

16 Jul

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Healing Foods Book Review

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We’re constantly being told what foods are bad for us – to cut back on sugar and eat more fruit; eat more eggs for protein or eat fewer eggs to prevent high cholesterol. With so much conflicting information it leaves …

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Michelle

13 Jul

Allergy awareness – or the lack of it – in high street takeaways

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I was interviewed on last night’s ITN 6 o’clock news, thanks to a report from the Royal Society of Public Health  revealing that : * Over two thirds of all takeaways visited (55 around London) failed to provide legally required information …

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Lesley

13 Jul

The online private GP

I wasn’t very well last week. This was really rather annoying as we were just back from a lovely holiday in Wales and I had plenty of work to catch up on. So when I woke up on Sunday morning …

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Oral Health Foundation

10 Jul

Infographic – Caring for your teeth

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We have put together the following infographic with some simple Do’s and Don’ts from our fully trained oral health experts which can help you to make the difference in the long term. Enjoy and look after your teeth! Click here …

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Kerry

8 Jul

Smear Test Saved My Life!

To me, it is a no brainer!  If someone says to you, would you like a test that could potentially save your life, then the answer should be ‘yes, yes, yes!’ I am utterly shocked that in this day and …

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Balquees Ali

8 Jul

Tips for Optimum Summer Health

Most of us look forward to the summer months; it makes a welcome change from the short darker days, cold weather and low mood experienced in the winter months. The weather tends to be warm, the sun is out, everything …

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talkhealth

8 Jul

Never2Young + Bladder, Bowel and Digestive Health

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talkhealth and NHS Choices have teamed up with Bladder & Bowel Foundation, The IBS Network and PromoCon to present an Online Clinic on Bladder, Bowel & Digestive Health – open now! We recently received a press release from Never Too Young …

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Guest blogger

8 Jul

How to Prevent and Treat Sports Injuries

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Exercising and playing sports is great for your health, but can result in prolonged injuries. Sports injuries can be caused by a number of situations including; a heavy fall, not warming up properly before exercising/playing sports, using equipment incorrectly, utilising …

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Dr Roger Goulds

7 Jul

Living the dream

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This week we are running our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health. I have had a stressful week, moving house, downsizing here in the UK and hoping soon to semi-retire and move to France. It made me think of …

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Oral Health Foundation

7 Jul

Others play ketchup as tomato sauce is crowned king of the summer condiments

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Votes are in and the British public have unanimously said we are most likely to reach for the red bottle at our barbecues this summer. Facing fierce opposition from other saucy summer stalwart’s, ketchup put the squeeze on the competition …

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Guest blogger

7 Jul

Medical Misdiagnosis Facts & Figures

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Medical misdiagnosis is a problem that crops up in the NHS time and time again, despite medical technology becoming increasingly advanced. The vast amount of illnesses and injuries doctors have to diagnose (often under pressure and with limited resources) can …

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Michelle

6 Jul

Do you have a problem with vinegar?….

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A few weeks ago we had an email from Joyce who, for some reason, I think lives in the US… I could be completely wrong! Anyhow, she was really addressing her question to Dr Janice Joneja who runs an on-going Q&A series for …

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LeeMartinRD

5 Jul

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

Little Georgia Cafe

Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out …

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LeeMartinRD

5 Jul

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

Little Georgia Cafe

Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out …

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Oral Health Foundation

2 Jul

Teens that skip breakfast are almost twice as likely to have bad breath

Teens skip breakfast lead to bad breath

MISSING BREAKFAST has been identified as one of the most common causes of bad breath within teenagers, according to a new report. New research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown evidence that teens were almost twice …

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Guest blogger

2 Jul

Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering …

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