31 January 2020
With Wales and Italy officially kicking-off the Six Nations rugby tomorrow, the excitement is really building. Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the UK, but also one with the highest risk of injuries. Tom Stukins, Deputy Physiotherapy Manager at New Victoria Hospital, takes you through some of the most common injuries seen in rugby and how to prevent them or how best to manage them if you are unfortunate enough to sustain an injury.
29 January 2020
Skiing and snowboarding are often associated with knee injuries, but did you know that the shoulder is at risk too? Mr Nashat Siddiqui, Consultant Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon at New Victoria Hospital, takes us through some common injuries and what to do to prevent them from occurring.
21 January 2020
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer in women. Although cervical screenings are registering increasing attendance lately, one in four women skips their smear test. A smear test can save your life, and it is the most effective way to prevent cervical cancer. During Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Week, Mr Andrew Pooley, Consultant Gynaecologist at New Victoria Hospital, kindly reminds all women about the importance of smear tests and provides us with important updates on early diagnosis.
17 January 2020
For some of us, the first snow flurries of winter are a clarion call to donning our kaleidoscopic ski gear and hitting the piste post-haste. Nothing can curb our enthusiasm for the adrenaline rush that skiing and snowboarding offer. We become fearless warriors facing the decent, squaring up to mother nature with a glint in our eye and the wind in our hair.
13 January 2020
Obesity is considered a top-priority public health emergency worldwide. Today marks the beginning of Obesity Awareness Week, and much more can be done to treat this condition. Lifestyle changes alone are not enough to halt the obesity epidemic, and surgical options are growing in popularity as the most effective treatments for long-term weight loss results. Mr Georgios Vasilikostas, Consultant General and Bariatric Surgeon at New Victoria Hospital, shares some insightful data on the most effective weight loss surgery procedures.
09 January 2020
Aesthetic treatments are a great way to improve your appearance, maintaining a natural look. If your New Year resolution includes better self-care and wellbeing, we offer five reasons why you should include cosmetic treatments in your 2020 plan.
06 January 2020
The winter-sun holiday season is in full swing and planning for your next travel is a big part of it. Make sure travel vaccines are part of it too. Getting covered against major diseases with the right vaccines can help ensure that you remain fit and healthy while abroad. Mohamed Obiedalla, Pharmacy Manager at New Victoria Hospital, provides some information on the most common travel jabs.