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TV's Dr. Sarah Jarvis blogs on health and wellness

  • Is your GP failing you?

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    The Care Quality Commission has announced that one in six GP surgeries could be putting 'tens of thousands of patients' at risk because of unsafe care. Levels of care are grouped into six bands, with 864 practices in the lowest band and 1,200 in the bottom two bands.

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  • Health weapons against winter ailments

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    Winter is approaching - and while there may not be snow upon the ground yet, the temperatures are plummeting. It's tempting to rack up the central heating and stay inside, but most of us have to venture outside sometimes ...

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  • How to help yourself to recover after an operation

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    Most of us have at least one operation in a lifetime. Although you're putting yourself in your doctor's hands in hospital, you can help yourself too by being prepared. And once you're out of hospital, knowing the dos and don'ts will increase your chances of getting back to normal more quickly.

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  • Is my headache hormonal?

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    About 50% of women with migraines find their menstrual cycle affects how frequent and how bad their migraines are, and some only get migraines around the time of their period...

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  • Arsenic - is your rice poisoning you?

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    Most of us never think about arsenic - and if we do, it's in the context of the adorable but murderous old aunts in the 1944 classic film 'Arsenic and Old Lace'. This week, a Channel 4 Dispatches programme has thrust it into the spotlight, because it turns out we're all at risk of eating it every day.

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Star England fly-half blogs on health and fitness

  • Congratulations George!

    We'd like to say huge congratulations to our health and wellbeing ambassador George Ford who will be given his first start for England against Samoa this Saturday 22nd November.

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  • My shoulder injury rehab

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    We played Northampton Saints at home in the third to last game of the season and whilst making a tackle I experienced a feeling in my shoulder that I had never felt before whilst falling to the ground. I knew straightaway I had damaged something significantly but ended up playing the last three games of the season before getting a scan to see what the damage was ...

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  • You are what you eat

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    Diet is something that gets drilled into athletes from the very beginning and making sure you're putting the right fuel into your body can be the difference between having an ordinary game or having a great game...That said, it's not just professional athletes and sportsmen that this applies to. Diet is something that is all too often overlooked by people getting into exercise and looking to improve their health...

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A blog for healthcare professionals with Dr Shaun O'Hanlon

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