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Articles and Features: February 2012

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

  • Stay safe on the slopes skierImprovements to ski boots make it considerably safer to ski than ever before. However, fractures to feet and ankles continue to occur when skiiers find themselves in specific situations. Mr Martin...
  • The diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of rectus femoris injuries rectus femorisA rectus femoris is a common injury among athletes. In this article, Dr Ralph Rogers discusses what it is, how it happens and the best way to treat the injury and rehabilitate the athlete.
  • The importance of the correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hamstring strains hamstringWhile hamstring strains are a common sports injury, the correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the injury is essential if the athlete is to compete at the same level as before.
  • Private gastric bypass: what's involved? weight loss surgeryWeight loss surgery is becoming more popular as the obesity epidemic continues in the western world. In the UK, although the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends various forms,...
  • Sciatica treatment: what are the options? Man with lower back painSciatica is a common and painful problem that occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed or irritated. Successful sciatica treatment usually involves a combination of self-help, lifestyle...
  • Psoriasis treatment: is it effective? Woman scratching her headPsoriasis, a skin disease that causes lumpy, scaly, pink and itchy patches, can occur anywhere on the body, including the scalp. It can be treated, but it cannot be cured. Many different psoriasis...
  • Diet advice for women undergoing fertility treatment Diet advice for women undergoing fertility treatmentA good diet can help improve the success rate of infertility treatment. In this article, Anya Sizer of The London Women's Clinic discusses the importance of a eating the correct food and recommends...
  • Get a good night's sleep Lack of sleep can hamper concentrationInsomnia is one of the most common conditions seen by GPs. In this article, Dr Fiona McAndrew discusses the different types of insomnia and what can be done about the problem.