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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Respiratory weaning from mechanical ventilation: leading the way for independent breathing RB&HH Specialist CareProfessor Polkey, Consultant Physician and Dr Cordingley, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, discuss the pitfalls of mechanical ventilation and why a respiratory weaning service may be needed.
  • New drug offers hope to IPF Patients Toby MaherIdiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive lung disease that causes scarring of the lungs. The cause of IPF is still unclear but the condition appears to be connected with injury...
  • Thumb ECGs for Arrhythmia and Stroke Risk Royal Brompton and Harefield Specialist Care logoHarefield Hospital is one of two centres in the United Kingdom using thumb-ECG. Dr Wajid Hussain explains the benefits of this new method for diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms, and how it can be used...
  • Prostate cancer treatments: new developments There are new developments in prostate cancer treatmentProstate cancer treatment is one of the success stories in medicine today. Many prostate cancers tend to be slow growing and a range of treatments is available at different stages. This means that...
  • Prostate cancer warning signs Prostate cancer warning signsProstate cancer occurs when one or more of the cells of the prostate begin to multiply at a greater rate than normal, forming a tumour. This may stay localised to the prostate, or may spread to other...
  • MRSA infection and its symptoms clean hospital mrsaRarely a day goes by without another headline about hospital 'super-bugs' - and more specifically MRSA - but what exactly is it, where did it come from, what are MRSA symptoms and why is it so...
  • Spire's top tips for a healthy heart Red heartChris Gregory, cardiac physiologist at Spire Bristol Hospital, has some top tips about how to keep your heart healthy
  • What is prostate cancer? What is prostate cancer?Prostate cancer is a cancer that arises in the prostate gland. In the UK, it is the second most common cancer in men. (The most common is non-melanoma skin cancer.) Just under 35 000 men each year...
  • Long term care health insurance – a good investment? Long term care health insurance – a good investment?As the name suggests, long term care is defined as care for a chronic condition or disability, which is likely to be required for a long term, often for the rest of your life. This care can range...
  • Family dental insurance – a good investment? Family dental insurance – a good investment? The cost of dental care in the UK has become a topic of great concern for many families in recent years. Changes in the way National Health Service (NHS) dentists are funded resulted in many of...
  • Head injury rehabilitation MigraineTraumatic head injury, or brain injury, is the main cause of disability in people under forty. Although survival rates have greatly improved in recent years, due to the advent of new brain imaging...
 
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