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10 Health Screening Tests You Should Get
October 19, 2017

This infographic outlines 10 of the most important health screening tests to ensure that you get done routinely. Without regular testing, debilitating illnesses such as cancer could develop without you ever noticing, and by the time you go for surgery, it could be all too late. Early detection could literally be a lifesaver. (more…)

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Defeating Diabetes Infographic
March 16, 2017

This infographic outlines the two types of diabetes, a condition that affects one out of every 20 people in the world. It also dispels several unfounded myths about diabetes, plus recommending dietary and exercise habits that will hopefully ease the problem for those affected. (more…)

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Blood Donation Infographic

This infographic outlines just how crucial a blood donation can be, as well as explaining how easy it is to give blood. Learn about the different blood groups and the compatibility of types so that you can establish whose life you might be able to save by donating a small sample of your blood to them. (more…)

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How To Conquer Hair Loss Infographic
August 19, 2016

This infographic explores the possible effects of hair loss, which can have a debilitating impact on our self-confidence. It also recommends a series of actions and treatments that you can take to combat hair loss. (more…)

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Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Infographic
April 19, 2016

This infographic contains information about irritable bowel syndrome, including causes and symptoms. There are tips for how sufferers can improve their diet, as well as general advice on how to deal with it. (more…)

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The Importance of Flu Vaccine Infographic

This infographic outlines why it is hugely important to be vaccinated in order to reduce the likelihood of flu infection. It also distinguishes between seasonal flu and the common cold, as well as pinpointing who has the most pressing need to receive the flu vaccine  (more…)

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STI Awareness Infographic
February 22, 2016

This infographic contains some vital information about sexually transmitted infections, including how they can be caught and transmitted, the biggest risk factors, who should get tested and the treatments that are available. (more…)

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Taking a Bite Out of Obesity Infographic

This infographic looks at the growing epidemic of obesity, with some important information about calories and dietary advice. It also recommends ways in which people suffering from obesity can keep active. (more…)

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Coping with Hayfever
July 8, 2015

As the weather improves and the days are getting longer, we are all looking forward to the summer – right? Well, maybe not! For one in five people, this time of year marks the start of runny and itchy eyes, a blocked nose, headaches and much more. Hay fever season is here, and in general practice we are seeing patients everyday who are out of sorts due to the condition. (more…)

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Tips to Help Quit Smoking
April 13, 2015

Quitting smoking is one of the toughest challenges a person can face in their life. As a working GP, patients commonly attend to seek advice with regard to tips to help them quit smoking. GPs are trained to help people quit smoking, and can advise you on the most suitable methods to use. You’re up to four times more likely to give up smoking with help from a healthcare professional than going it alone. (more…)

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