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Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?

High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?

June 6 2019

High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

6 signs you may need cataract surgery

6 signs you may need cataract surgery

May 28 2019

​Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.It is estimated that around 2.5 million people aged

What causes cataracts?

What causes cataracts?

May 16 2019

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre Teresa Anthony explained: “Most cataracts form as part of the natural ageing process.

How to open up the conversation around death and dying

How to open up the conversation around death and dying

May 15 2019

When the mere mention of the inevitable end can stir up uncomfortable emotions, there rarely feels like a right time to bring it up. However, having these conversations before we have to have them, gives those around us the opportunity to air their fears, concerns, thoughts or wishes openly and in a relaxed environment.

Food allergies: the facts

Food allergies: the facts

May 9 2019

A food allergy reaction can range from a blocked nose or hives, to vomiting or difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. These reactions happen after eating a particular food that causes the immune system to mount an attack against the ‘enemy’ food. When this food is consumed again, the antibodies previously created will trigger and kick-start the allergic reaction.

Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

May 2 2019

Only one in five people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet. Many of those people will then go on to eat or prepare food for themselves or others leading to contamination and running the risk of causing illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

April 29 2019

Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.We are a nation of keen gardeners.

White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

April 24 2019

White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when

Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

April 24 2019

Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one? There’s always another way to flex those green fingers.

How to stay healthy this Easter

How to stay healthy this Easter

April 18 2019

Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything. It also doesn’t mean you have to say no to everything either.

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