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Does taking vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis?

Vitamin D is yet another vitamin most individuals are aware of, whether it’s from supplements or from your diet. Dr Mahmud, of the London Osteoporosis Clinic goes into detail about what this vitamin does for our diets, and why it’s vitally important for our bone health. 

 
Vitamin D
Our skin naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Does taking vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis?

Considering Arthritis as a Medical Emergency

The view that arthritis is just another thing that happens to us as we have as we get older, and thinking that it is inevitable, is an extremely outdated as well as dangerous way to view the condition. Living through arthritis without treatment can affect someone’s productivity, and sometimes even life expectancy in severe cases.

There […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Considering Arthritis as a Medical Emergency

Sandal season: Taking care of your feet this summer

Now that the weather is now warming up, people are spending extra time outside taking part in sports and other activities such as outdoor walks. Like all other parts of the body, feet require regular TLC and checkups by a state-registered podiatrist. We need to remember that healthy feet start with healthy skin and good […]

By |June 6th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Skin & Beauty, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Sandal season: Taking care of your feet this summer

Unexplained Weight Gain: How much is too much?

Have you noticed you’ve been putting on weight and are struggling to understand why? Many women gain weight as they grow older. But how much is too much and how can you stop the middle age spread? Obesity specialist and consultant diabetologist Dr Harvineder Chahal from London Medical shares his advice.

 

Many women struggle with weight […]

By |May 30th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Unexplained Weight Gain: How much is too much?

Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

Earlier this year in January, famous actress Kate Beckinsale was hospitalised for a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs which grow on one or both ovaries. They are very common and can be diagnosed during an incidental pelvic ultrasound scan. It is estimated that one in ten women will have surgery during […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

Sublingual Immunotherapy – An Effective Treatment for Hayfever

Seasonal hayfever (or allergic rhinitis) is very common, affecting up to 25% of people in the UK. It typically develops during childhood and can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, itch, sneezing and runny nose as well as effecting the eyes and causing asthma symptoms. For many it is just an irritation and can be […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Sublingual Immunotherapy – An Effective Treatment for Hayfever

How to Increase Your Patient Reviews

Patient reviews provide key insight for medical practices to improve care and increase patient retention. But how, exactly, do you ask patients for reviews, and how do you make sure that you get as many answers as possible to ensure the data collected is empirically sound and statistically relevant? It’s important to consistently collect feedback […]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Top Articles, For Clinicians|Comments Off on How to Increase Your Patient Reviews

Why you should be collecting more reviews, more often

Should you be collecting more reviews, more often?
 

You really are missing a trick if you don’t take advantage of the tools available to help you display patient feedback on your website. Reviews play a powerful role in the patient journey, helping to build trust and eliminate doubt. It also helps to ease anxious patients who […]

By |February 11th, 2019|For Clinicians|Comments Off on Why you should be collecting more reviews, more often

Chronic Kidney disease: Avoiding overdiagnosis

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Written by Dr Jonathan Kwan for Doctify

Tell someone they’ve got “chronic kidney disease” (CKD) and they’re likely to fear the worst: dialysis machines and waiting for a kidney transplant. However, most people who are told they have CKD won’t need these treatments and some are even mislabelled as having this condition when in fact they have […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Chronic Kidney disease: Avoiding overdiagnosis

Aspirin: Can you take it to Prevent Heart Disease?

Written by Dr Farooq Rahman for Doctify
Aspirin was originally used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. Nowadays it is more commonly taken by people who have heart disease to help prevent a heart attack. Research also suggests it can be taken by healthy people to prevent heart disease and bowel cancer, but the risk of […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Aspirin: Can you take it to Prevent Heart Disease?