Although the private health sector has fewer hospitals than the NHS it still plays a crucial role in providing a service to private patients and facilitating the Department of Health in promoting patient choice and reducing waiting times. There are three types of private health sector facilities which include: for profit, not for profit (registered
Winter is fast approaching and as temperatures drop, the number of viruses, colds and bugs is steadily on the rise.
Nobody wants to spend weeks tucked up in bed recovering from a nasty flu, so we’ve put together some simple advice and information to keep you healthy this winter.
During the winter, it can be extremely tempting to ditch healthy eating habits, turning to carbs and sugar for comfort.
When life throws you lemons, and you hate lemonade, it might seem rational to turn to other avenues of escapism, including the extreme highs of drugs. We’ve all seen it or experimented with a toke or two, the instant high and disconnected euphoria associated with some of the streets highest sellers are a seductive choice if you feel like you have no way out. May as well have some fun while the
We all want to have a feeling of being well balanced and positive. When we are living a healthy lifestyle and following a passion of ours, we feel great about ourselves and our lives. We have more energy, are more accepting to compliments and have more get up and go about us. To increase our well-being we must take a look at the factors which affect us the most.
When it comes to fitness, there is no magic bullet. Hard work will trump gadgets or specialized routines when you measure results. Ideally you would have an Olympic trainer creating and supervising your fitness workouts in your private gym, supplemented by visits by your personal nutritionist, who would plan meals prepared by your private chef. That is just not the
The mercury is rising, the days are longer and you’re counting down the weeks ’til you can hit the beach. Although evening BBQs and after work drinks in the sunshine might be tempting, now is not the time to skip the gym. Whether you’re training for a big event or just looking to slim down for your new bikini, staying on top of your fitness plan is essential during the next few
Laser eye surgery is a highly advanced procedure which can improve poor vision.
It may be more advantageous to have the treatment at certain stages of life.
Always consult an eye care professional to find out what is right for you.
There are a number of different laser eye surgery procedures, all of which use lasers to remould the cornea. As the procedure is technically advanced, the results improve
There are many routes into the healthcare profession, and while some courses require a rigid regimes of several years’ study, there are also easier and more practical courses that enable people to work within healthcare. Here are a few examples of how those people that keep you healthy get their qualifications.
Studying to be a nurse used to have several different routes, but now nurses qualify
A lot of people who are aware that their hearing has begun to deteriorate remain somewhat reluctant to ask for help about it. Whether they are simply trying to ignore the disheartening fact that they have a problem (especially for the older generation, who may take it as a sign of getting old) or they prefer to never ask anyone
This is a guest post by Vera Petryk, an author for tcm.org
Chinese medicine got its population all over the world. Today, no one is surprised when instead of western medicine you go to a Chinese practitioner, take acupuncture, vacuum therapy or special herbs.
In western medicine all we do is take chemicals, and as a result, we cure one organ and kill another one. The circle can go on and on until