Articles in Category : Health & Wellbeing

June 2019

Testicular Cancer

Bay Cluster Network

June 10th – 16th represents Men’s Health Week so our focus this month is on testicular cancer. It is relatively rare accounting for just 1% of all cancers that occur in men and tends to mostly affect men between the

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June 2019

Summer Sporting Injuries

With Tim Wright - Gower Acupuncture Swansea

The good weather of spring and summer encourages us to get active, and quite often we do things we haven’t done for a long time at an intensity we haven’t experienced for a while. Our bodies aren’t in condition and

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May 2019

Anxiety and Stress

With Tim Wright - Gower Acupuncture Swansea

“My brain went empty…” “Did I snore?” “I’m not sure if I fell asleep?” These are a few of the common comments I get from patients after an acupuncture session. Surprising for a lot of people – who envisage an

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May 2019

Crohn’s disease

With Bay Cluster Network

IN OUR SECOND ARTICLE ABOUT INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE, WE TALK ABOUT: Crohn’s disease (CD) is estimated to affect over 115,000 people nationwide but what actually is CD?  CD is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system. CD can

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May 2019

I’m having a ball!

Fix my Spine with Iona Collins

A couple of years ago, I was chauffered by bus from Schipol airport to a university campus in Amsterdam. As I looked out of the bus window, I noticed how the cycle paths in Amsterdam looked like a second established

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April 2019

Brace yourself…or not?

Fix my Spine with Iona Collins

The back brace controversy rages on, with healthcare professionals advising against them, while commercial industries sell them in large quantities. Why does a cheap and simple piece of elasticated material spark so much debate? Here is the issue from my

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April 2019

Ulcerative colitis

With Bay Cluster Network

Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi is a GP in Uplands and Mumbles Surgery and her sister Reem El-Sharkawi is a GP Pharmacist, both are part of the Bay Cluster Network ULCERATIVE COLITIS AFFECTS 1 IN 420 PEOPLE LIVING IN BRITAIN, IT CAN

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