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

  • Back pain - old problem, old treatment?

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    It's one of the most common problems I see in my practice - especially after a bank holiday weekend or when the DIY and gardening bug strikes in the warm weather. Forty-one per cent of the UK population - that's 28 million of us - suffer from low back pain in any given year.

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  • Whisper… it's my bowels

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    You know how balloons pop out into funny shapes if you blow hard enough? Your colon, or large intestine, is the same. Little pouches of the lining can get pushed out through the wall of the colon on to the outside - they're called diverticula.

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  • Psoriasis - more than skin deep

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    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a reminder that psoriasis is more than skin-deep. It recommends that doctors should consider the impact that psoriasis has on the psychological and social, as well as the physical wellbeing of their patients. Find out more ...

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  • Summer health sorted

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    Summer has arrived - and that includes some sunshine! If the weather forecasters are anything to go by, there's more to come, and by being prepared for insect bites, possible dehydration and more besides, you can enjoy it to the full ...

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  • Hard health habits to break?

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    We hear an awful lot in the media these days about 'my rights' and of course it's your right to stick with your unhealthy habits - but you have so much to gain by breaking them for good ...

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Star England fly-half blogs on health and fitness

  • 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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  • How to give sports injuries the boot

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    You don’t need me to tell you that taking part in sport is a healthy thing to do. Except of course at those times when injury strikes and suddenly you’re out of the game, on the bench – and if you’re really unlucky – off to the nearest A&E unit.

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A blog for healthcare professionals with Dr Shaun O'Hanlon

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