Loading posts...
  • Smear tests – have you had yours?

    Every year, around 3200 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 850 individuals will die from the disease. Worldwide, there are more than 570,000 cases and 311,000 deaths each year, making it the fourth most common cancer in women (according to the World Health Organisation or WHO). However, when detected early and…

  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) clinics – Managing muscle, bone and joint pain

    What are musculoskeletal (MSK) problems?   MSK clinics help people who experience muscle, bone or joint pain and cover a large range of conditions caused by illness, injury or age. Musculoskeletal refers to areas of the body that include muscles, bones, joints and connecting tissues (ligaments and tendons that connect muscles to each other and…

  • Neat Feet at the Gym

    You’ve hit the gym and are starting to get into shape but have you spared a thought for your feet? The impact of high intensity exercise combined with the feet getting hot and sweaty can take its toll. Some people may experience achy feet, blisters, bruised toe nails, calluses and even injury after periods of…

  • The Menopause – making it a positive time of life

    Hot flushes…night sweats….weight fluctuation…These are the more well known symptoms associated with the menopause. Did you know there are more than 30 different symptoms that affect women as they experience this phase of their lives? Some of these are well known but others are less talked about. Many women may not know that issues they…

  • The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes is different to type 1 although it’s important to bear in mind that all forms of diabetes are considered serious. With type 2 diabetes, the body can make some insulin (the hormone we use to regulate our blood sugar levels). However not enough is made by the pancreas and it doesn’t work…