Using After-Hours GP Services For Children

When your child gets sick during the night or on the weekend and your GP surgery is closed, it can be a worrying time as you weigh whether to wait for an appointment with your regular GP or use an after-hours service. The after-hours GP service is there to review and treat acute illnesses that cannot wait until normal GP practice hours. The service is particularly valuable for children, as their immune systems are still developing and they often can't fight off illness in the same way an adult can, so prompt treatment can help children make a quicker recovery. [Read More]

Hearing Aids — Getting the Best out of Batteries and More

Once you've gotten used to being able to hear again, there's nothing worse than having your hearing aid battery run out — especially when you most need it. This guide will give you great tips on what you can do to prolong your hearing aid battery life, as well as a great alternative. Don't Stockpile Batteries While it may seem like a good idea to stockpile batteries just in case you run out, it could prove to be a false economy. [Read More]

Physiotherapy Clinic Services: Bike Fits

If you need to get fitter, then you may have decided to take up cycling. However, you tried out a couple of bikes without much success. You can't find a comfortable ride, and you're full of aches and pains afterwards. This doesn't mean that you should give up your cycling goals. It may simply mean that you haven't found the right bike yet. At this stage, you could book a bike fit analysis at a physiotherapy clinic. [Read More]

Understanding Carotid Artery Disease

The blood vessels located at each side of your neck are known as the carotid arteries, and they are responsible for delivering blood to your brain. When these blood vessels become blocked by fatty deposits, known as plaque, you develop carotid artery disease. The plaque that builds up in your arteries consists of fibrous tissue, cholesterol and deposits of calcium. Carotid artery disease is a serious condition that leaves you susceptible to suffering a stroke due to insufficient blood reaching your brain. [Read More]