The latest news and advice on healthcare, fitness and wellbeing.

Dr. Sarah Jarvis

When should you worry about swollen legs?

Swollen ankles? Your doctor has an unspellable word that means the same thing. Oedema is the medical word for any swelling caused by excess fluid outside your arteries and veins, under the skin.

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24 Feb 2017

Dr. Sarah Jarvis

Social care and the NHS - the truth behind the headlines

The bad news just keeps on coming this week for patients in the UK - and that means all of us Britons, whether we're currently healthy or not. Let's see how the latest headlines stack up.

24 Feb 2017

Healthcare Matters

Tinnitus and the GP

The British Tinnitus Association is trying to raise awareness of tinnitus this week, in Tinnitus Awareness Week. In a recent interview with their Chief Executive, David Stockdale, he made it clear that no matter how hard we as GPs work to help our patients with severe tinnitus, their perception is that they aren't getting the support they need.

07 Feb 2017

George Ford

Top 5 foods to eat before exercise

To achieve peak performance during exercise, it’s important to fuel your body with healthy food. This helps with stamina, building strength and staying energised. Failing to prepare your body properly can result in a slower post-exercise recovery time. To help get the most out of your workout, here are top five power foods to include in your diet.

30 Jan 2017