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  • 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...
  • Choosing an IVF Clinic Infertility treatmentIn 2004 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that couples aged between 23 and 39 who have either a specified fertility problem, or who have been unsuccessful...
  • How to choose a cosmetic surgeon Cosmetic surgery articleThere's no shortage of cosmetic surgeons in today's looks-driven world and having some nip and tuck is no longer only the domain of the rich and famous. Here's how to locate a reputable surgeon you...
  • Portland Hospital specialist Kate Cross explains why she chose to be a Paediatric Consultant Miss Kate Cross, Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon at The Portland HospitalA new-born baby will inherit both their eye shape and eye colour from their parents and if either parent has a family history of eye problems, such as a lazy eye or squint, the baby could inherit...
  • When should my children have an eye test and by whom? When should my children have an eye test and by whom?A new-born baby will inherit both their eye shape and eye colour from their parents and if either parent has a family history of eye problems, such as a lazy eye or squint, the baby could inherit...
  • Childhood infections at school The Portland HospitalMy child has just started school and I'm concerned about him picking up infections from other pupils, particularly as the weather is likely to change. How do I know when to give him medicine and...
  • IVF Success Rates and Choosing a Clinic Happy mother and babyAround 1 in 7 couples in the UK experience problems in conceiving quickly and naturally, and an increasing number are turning to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment to help them to have a baby....
  • Predicting your baby's gender – Myths busted! Predicting your baby’s gender – Myths busted!In the news recently there has been a lot of speculation about whether it's possible to know if an unborn baby is going to be a boy or a girl… but is this really possible?
  • Metal on metal hip replacements: Patient guide Hip replacement device helps to halve recovery timeAdvice for patients who are concerned about the risks associated with metal on metal hip replacements and the publicity that has surrounded their use in the UK.
  • Dental phobia: Why do many people still fear the dentist? Woman dentistMany people are so frightened of the dentist that they avoid dental treatment. These fears are often deep-seated and stem back to childhood experiences. But dentistry has changed. Dentists today are...
  • Does my baby need the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis? Dr Dionysios Alexandrou at The Portland HospitalTuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterim tuberculosis. Unlike many infectious diseases, TB is difficult to catch; only a third of people who are in close...
  • How to find a private dentist Private dentistsFinding an available NHS dentist can be a difficult task. They're in such short supply and there can be long waiting lists before you're even considered, but there are still some practices willing to...
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) kill more people each year in the UK than breast cancer, AIDS, and traffic accidents combined.
 
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