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  • The 28 day limit on addiction treatment is wrong Castle Craig HospitalMany people who come into residential addiction treatment are told by their insurance companies we can only pay for 28 days -- even though all the scientific evidence shows that a longer period is needed.
  • 10 ways to build self respect Christopher BurnMost people who are recovering from addiction have a problem with self respect. After all, if you have indulged in addictive behaviour that may have included lying, cheating, aggression and laziness, it is quite difficult to respect yourself.
  • Gentle steps to getting fitter WalkerFitness does not necessarily involve visiting a gym. We can work towards a better level of fitness by simply taking up a few basic activities, some of which are easily included into our daily routines.
  • Exercise lowers risk of aggressive cancer man exercising with weightsResearch to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference, in San Diego, suggests a link between brisk exercise and a lower risk of aggressive cancer.
  • Barbecue food safety bbqWith the summer almost upon us, many people will be getting into the party spirit, with picnics and barbecues a favourite way to relax. However, research shows that we are at increased risk of food poisoning during the summer.
  • Five benefits of biking to work bikeThe longer Summer days are encouraging more people to use their bikes to replace public or private transport for their daily commute to and from work. This trend has seen many major cities around the world update their road networks to include bike lanes, and public awareness is improving around...
  • The diagnosis and treatment of ankle arthritis Maneesh BhatiaUnlike the hip and knee, which are prone to develop primary osteoarthritis, the ankle develops arthritis usually because of a traumatic event.
  • What's in a Facelift? faceliftThe Private Clinic describes the various types of Facelift procedures. As we age the collagen in our skin decreases leading to deeper lines, sagging and folding skin that lacks in elasticity....
  • Non-invasive Anti-Ageing and Skin Rejuvenation Treatments anti aging laserThe Private Clinic discusses a range of non-invasive anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation treatments.
  • The Royal Marsden is committed to promoting the role of women in research Dr Aisha Miah, Consultant Clinical OncologistThe Royal Marsden is committed to promoting the role of women in research. Profiles of three women who are making a valuable contribution.
  • The diagnostic process for urological cancers at The Royal Marsden Mr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological SurgeonMr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon, explains the diagnostic process for urological cancers at The Royal Marsden.
  • Treating spider veins Thread vein removalSpider veins (also known as thread veins) are small coloured veins that appear near the skin surface, mainly on the thighs, calves, face and ankles. Spider veins may potentially pose as health risks, and patients wishing to have them removed should understand the options available.
  • Liquid facelift anyone? Kingsbridge Private HospitalOver the years, skin treatments have become less about turning back the clock and more about pressing snooze of the ageing effects and retaining those natural youthful looks.
  • IPL and Laser Hair Removal: What's the difference anyway? Intense Pulsed Light treatment (IPL)The Private Clinic briefly outlines the differences between Laser Hair Removal and IPL, to help patients understand their options for hair removal treatment.
  • Chemical Peels for all skin types? dark skinThe Private Clinic discusses suitability for patients considering chemical peel treatments.
  • Genetic testing and breast cancer family history: the Angelina Jolie effect London Breast ClinicThe recent publicity surrounding Angelina Jolie's decision to talk about her family history, her decision to have genetic testing and the prophylactic surgery she has had, has raised awareness of the potential benefits of analysing the breast cancer genes to give more accurate information on an...
  • Varicose Vein Treatments: Why it's better to treat sooner rather than later varicose veinsNow is the best time to treat varicose veins. While summer is quite some time away, investing in treatment during the colder months means recovery is far easier to conceal and there's no chance of hot weather to trouble you.
  • Varicose vein treatments costs in the UK nice legsAs with any service there are various prices available for Varicose Vein treatments in the UK but which ones can you trust?
  • Cosmetic trends for 2014 explained Laser facial hair removal 2013 was an interesting year for the cosmetic/aesthetic industry as non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments climbed in popularity as people looked at alternatives to surgery.
  • Growth of NHS negligence claims pushing patients towards private care? NHS logoThe growth of patients opting to have healthcare from private organisations has seen a rapid increase. A large proportion of the shift can be traced back to delayed or denied treatments by the NHS, which has subsequently caused a rise in NHS negligence claims. Fears grow as the Conservative attack...
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