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Stress Management through Mindfulness and Yoga

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Effective Stress Management and Well-being through Yoga

Stress is probably the single most important factor in most forms of disease today. According to modern science, stressRelating to injury or concern. is defined as the response to a demanding situation. It is not the situation itself but the reaction and action we acquire when facing stressful situations. Constant stress is directly debilitating to both mind and body, and leaves the body susceptible to disease. Practicing Yoga correctly not only heals the emotional and physiological damage, but provides access to inner strengths.

High Functioning Alcoholics

Patients and their doctors are increasingly demanding evidence for the range of therapeutic approaches that are adopted by mutual help groups and rehabs. The evidence has seemingly arrived.

1 in 4 people diagnosed with coeliac diseaseA condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged by oversensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and other cereals. had previously been diagnosed with IBSirritable bowel syndrome, a combination of abdominal pain and constipation, diarrhoea, or bouts of each that occur in the absence of any other diagnosed disease. Coeliac UK launch new personal assessment tool. Diagnosing the autoimmuneAny condition caused by the body’s immune response against its own tissues. disorder.

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Senior Ophthalmologists advise on latest treatments for Cataracts

Cataracts - where cloudy patches develop over the front of the eye causing blurred vision, are associated with advancing age and are estimated to affect over half of people older than 65 years. In most patients both eyes will need correcting and the preferred method in most cases is Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery or ISBCS as everything can be fixed by a single visit to the operating theatre and the whole episode of visualRelating to the sense of sight (vision). rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. is much shorter. Surgery for cataracts has improved steadily over the past few decades and it has become the most common surgical procedure in the UK.

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Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders, or cardiacRelating to the heart arrhythmias, are caused by your heart beating irregularly. This can cause symptoms of palpitationsThe feeling when you become aware of your heartbeat - when frightened, for example. (a sense that the heart is beating abnormally and uncomfortably), breathlessness, occasionally chest pains, dizziness and even blackouts, although some patients may not be aware of having an arrhythmiaAny form of disturbance to the heart's normal regular beat. Most forms of heart rhythm disorders are now well understood and effective treatments can be offered for both benignNot dangerous, usually applied to a tumour that is not malignant. and serious disorders. The different classifications and treatments for arrhythmias are covered by leading heart specialists in this section.


There are a number of different problems that can affect the foot, from bunions to heel pain to sporting injuries.This section by the relevant medical experts discusses a range of the latest treatment options.

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The information in this section has been written exclusively by senior Orthopaedic Consultants who specialise in hip replacement surgery. They explain the range of implants and procedures that are available for hip replacement and their own personal surgical approach.

Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Hip Replacement, discuss "My Choice of Hip Replacement":

The physical health benefits of sailing would seem apparent, but how do you explain the positive impact of pitting will against wind and wave on the higher centres of the brain?

London Cardiologist, Dr Oliver Segal provides the expert guide to preparing for a consultation with a heart specialist or consultant. He says, "be prepared". He reminds us that a visit to a cariologist is probably the most important event in life at that time.

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