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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin.

Varicose Veins

“This summer things will be different. I will be happily wearing shorts and skirts with bare legs, rather than trousers. Not because I’ve lost weight, but because I’ve had my varicose veins treated.” /Patient/

Are you feeling SAD?

We all know how waking up on a sunny day can lift our spirits, while a grey, rainy day may make us feel down. Fortunately, for the majority of us these shifts in moods will not affect our ability to cope with daily activities. For a minority group though this is exactly what can happen.

Do you lead a stressful life? Do you find it hard to sleep at night?

Recent research has found that men who are stressed and suffer sleepless nights run double the risk of contracting diabetes.

You exercise your body but are you exercising your brain?

It is now regarded that mental exercise and physical exercise are equally important to remain healthy throughout your life. These, in addition to a healthy diet, are a great benefit to ageing well. Keeping the brain active is important in preventing memory loss and other neurological disorders. Mental stimulation and exercises are necessary in our… [Read More]

Second Hand Smoke is bad for your child’s mental health

Did you know that Second Hand Smoke contains 4000 toxic chemicals and can increase a non smoker’s risk of lung cancer and heart disease by 25% !

Vital Vitamins – Are you getting enough?

Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss.

Vaccinations

Vaccination is the process of administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to produce immunity to a disease. The material administered can either be live but weakened forms of pathogens (bacteria or viruses), killed or inactivated forms of these pathogens, or purified material such as proteins.