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Articles and Features: December 2011

Private Healthcare UK keeps you up to date with the latest news and developments in private treatment in the UK.

  • Chin implants: are they right for me? Cosmetic Surgery of the faceDeciding whether cosmetic chin implants are suitable for you involves reflecting on how much distress your current chin and jaw shape is causing you. It is a good idea to look in detail at what the...
  • Bone marrow biopsy: how does it work? Empty hospital bedA bone marrow biopsy analyses cells from within bone to check for blood disorders and other potentially serious health conditions. The results can show if you have a lower than normal number of red...
  • What is cardiovascular disease? Man experiencing chest painCardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and it kills about 60 people under retirement age every day in the UK. Cardiovascular disease is a general term that covers all health...
  • Doppler ultrasound: how does it work? Woman having ultrasoundThe use of ultrasound to monitor the growth of a baby in the womb is well known but several other different types of ultrasound scan are now possible that can investigate problems with various parts...
  • Laser skin resurfacing: does it work? Non surgical cosmetic treatmentLaser skin resurfacing uses intense beams of light energy to remove the upper layers of skin, stimulating new skin growth to replace it. The theory is that the new skin will look younger and fresher...