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How To Beat The Holiday Blues

Christmas is a time of happiness, joy, and fun-filled celebration spent with family and friends, right? Well, not always. For many, the holidays fall far short of these expectations, which can result in increased stress, mild depression, and feelings of anxiety. We call this emotional reaction “the holiday blues.” As you think about the holiday blues, you may remember a holiday that left you feeling less than festive – a particular situation that sparked your holiday blues. So, what to do? Before we talk about solutions, let’s consider a few things that may fuel these feelings. Keep track of [...]

By |2018-01-03T16:13:18+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What can the US and England learn from each other’s health system reforms?

While the US and English health systems are significantly different, both countries are currently working toward better integrating health services, improving population health and managing health care costs. And both countries are developing their own versions of accountable care organisations (ACOs) to help achieve these aims. In this blog, we outline some key opportunities for each country to learn from the other’s experiences, drawing on two articles we recently published in the BMJ and the JAMA. In the United States, ACOs were established in 2010 under the Affordable Care Act as a way to hold health care providers accountable for care quality and [...]

By |2018-04-09T17:27:34+01:00April 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Professional Tips For Food Cravings

We've spoke to professional nutritionist, Katherine Brooking who has shared her top tips on how to deal with some of the most common cravings... Cravings can be big diet-wreckers. Despite hard work and every intention to eat right, for many of my clients, willpower wilts at the sight of Ben & Jerry’s or a bag of kettle chips. According to a survey published in the journal Appetite, 97 percent of women and 68 percent of men experience food cravings. The most commonly craved foods include salty snacks, like chips and french fries, and sweets that are high in sugar [...]

By |2018-03-22T14:42:59+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How Sugar Really Affects Your Cholesterol

Elizabeth Klodas, a cardiologist has given her thoughts on how sugars actually affect your cholesterol. If you’re like most people, you probably think it’s high-cholesterol foods like eggs or shrimp that are the worst for your cholesterol levels. But that’s not really the case. Because it’s not actually the cholesterol in food that’s the problem. Most of the cholesterol that circulates inside our bodies is made inside our bodies, and not absorbed from the diet. So, it’s not about avoiding foods that naturally contain cholesterol, it’s about avoiding foods that prompt our bodies to create cholesterol. The most powerful driver of [...]

By |2018-03-09T14:23:46+00:00March 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Best Medical & Healthcare Blogs 2018

Looking for somewhere to read interesting thoughts and ideas from the medical and healthcare sector?  We've put together a list of the best healthcare blogs for 2018. They range from the very personal to the informative we have a blog that'll match your taste it doesn't matter whether you're a struggling medical student or thriving healthcare professional. General Healthcare Blogs MD.com Blog The MD.com Blog contains a myriad of health and wellness topics that are contributed by board-certified physicians themselves. Together with the MD.com editorial staff, the Md.com Blog provides readers with helpful information regarding plastic surgery, skincare treatments, [...]

By |2018-02-26T14:02:52+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

3 Tips For A Healthy Heart This Valentines Day

Roses, chocolate and maybe a nice meal out. The 14th of February marks Valentines day. The heart is often used as the symbol of love so why do so many of us choose to neglect it? Why not treat your body this Valentines Day and take on board some of our top tips to maintain a healthy heart. 1: Eat Clean Your heart works best when it runs on clean fuel. That means lots of whole, plant-based foods (like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) and fewer refined or processed foods (like white bread, pasta, crackers, and biscuits). It’s time-tested [...]

By |2018-01-24T16:29:26+00:00February 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Health Benefits Of Winter Sports

With the Winter Olympics kicking off today in South Korea we've decided to take a look at some of the great health benefits of participating in winter sports. When you first hear the term winter sports, snowboarding, skiing or ice hockey probably spring straight to mind. But that's not all... Winter Sports span any outdoor activities that take place during the colder months. We've put together some of the top reasons why taking part in Winter Sports can have a massive positive impact on your health and fitness. Improved Cardio Fitness A cold climate impels your heart to work [...]

By |2018-02-09T11:07:32+00:00February 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How To Sit Comfortably At Your Desk

If reducing work place stress and looking after yourself is a priority start with your desk.  Bad office ergonomics and long hours of sitting in front of computer screens can lead to joint pains or much worse. Orlagh Deegan is a qualified VDU / DSE Assessor who carries out work place assessments and also trains employees to become in-house assessors has the following advice Start with your chair. Does it provide good lumber support? It should have a 5 castor base and features should include adjustable seat height, back rest and arms. Not only should the back move up and down but you [...]

By |2018-01-24T16:12:26+00:00January 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Can Technology Help the NHS Winter Rush

Each and every time the temperatures begin to drop, the demand on our hospitals begins to rise and headlines start to be dominated by the phrase “winter pressures”. A&E departments become overwhelmed, hospital beds become full, and clinicians often struggle to deliver the high-quality care that is their constant aim. Last time around things got so bad that the chief executive British Red Cross spoke of a “humanitarian crisis”. It is a phrase more commonly associated with natural disasters or war, but it does give a sense of just how overwhelmed NHS emergency services have become. No-one expects this [...]

By |2017-12-18T17:09:25+00:00January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

5 Secrets To New Years Resolution Success

Whether you're looking to loose weight, give up smoking or just get a little healthier 86% of adults set themselves a New Years Resolution on the 31st of December. But, did you know that only 15% manage to actually keep up with their resolution for longer than a month. That's why we've spoken to some leading medical proffesionals to come up with a list of our 5 best tips and tricks for this year! 1. Get your priorities straight. Every year, I set a few goals, but I use a tier-like system. At the top are goals I absolutely [...]

By |2017-12-18T17:08:46+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments
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