Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

May 2021

Pharmacies begin giving Covid vaccines

Covid-19 vaccinations - Swansea Bay University Health Board

Community pharmacies are joining the fight against Coronavirus by taking part in the Swansea Bay Covid-19 vaccination programme. Three Swansea pharmacies are now giving Covid vaccinations under a pilot scheme. The vaccines are given strictly by appointment only to invited

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May 2021

Check in with your heart

With The Herbal Clinic

Intrinsically, we feel our hearts to be emotional centres; thus phrases such as ‘down hearted’, ‘heartbreak’ and ‘heart of gold’ are an integral part of our language. Eastern wisdom, as well as some Greek philosophers such as Aristotle, taught that

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May 2021

Stay safe in the sun

With the Bay Cluster Network

Even though our summer may look slightly different this year with more people planning staycations, sunburn can still happen in the U.K. Sunburn can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer. Getting the balance of getting your vitamin D from

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May 2021

Acupuncture for chronic pain

With Tim Wright - Gower Acupuncture

On 7th April NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended acupuncture as treatment for chronic pain, (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng193/chapter/Recommendations).A blanket recommendation for primary and secondary chronic pain is a rare but welcome endorsement from the medical establishment. Previously NICE has

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April 2021

Depression

With Reem El-Sharkawi Bay Cluster Network

Depression is a common mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. We all have times when our

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April 2021

The Arthritic Hip

With Tim Wright Gower Acupuncture

Last month I focused on how acupuncture can help with knee pain. This month I’m heading up the kinetic chain to the hip joint. Hip osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the hip joint gets worn away, resulting in pain

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April 2021

BAME community and carers

Covid-19 vaccinations with Swansea Bay University Health Board

Two sisters who have been on the community frontline during ethnic (BAME) community members to get vaccinated Reem El-Sharkawi (near right)is a pharmacist for a group of Swansea GP surgeries, and Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi (far right) is a GP at

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HMT Sancta Maria Hospital opens in SA1

State of the art facility with the NEW Sancta Maria Hospital

HMT Sancta Maria Hospital has opened its brand-new state-of-the-art facility in Swansea’s SA1. The hospital, which is owned and operated by not-for-profit healthcare specialists, the Healthcare Management Trust (HMT), has been under construction for nearly two years. The new £25m

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