There’s no need to be SAD: how to beat seasonal depression

As we slip back into our woolly jumpers, the season change can have a negative effect on our mood. The winter blues are also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can affect everyone differently. Find tips and advice on how to beat SAD… What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? SAD is usually experienced through the…

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Coming to hospital for surgery means a lot to think about, including being prepared. That’s why we’ve shared our tips for preparing for surgery to help you feel ready and relaxed.

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Health anxiety during the pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have felt heightened health anxiety; whether it’s constantly worrying you may have COVID-19 or worrying that you have an undiscovered underlying health problem. If you are someone who thinks about their health a lot you might be suffering from hypochondria.

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Returning to exercise after lockdown

Has your fitness level decreased since the start of lockdown? We don’t blame you. With the world stuck inside and your favourite television series a button away, becoming a couch potato has been easier than ever. Now that many restrictions have been lifted and you can return to some outdoor and indoor activities, it’s time…

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Supporting prisoner wellbeing with art

Coming to hospital for surgery means a lot to think about, including being prepared. That’s why we’ve shared our tips for preparing for surgery to help you feel ready and relaxed.

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If you know someone who snores, read on

For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke. But Dr Asim Hasan, Practice Plus Group’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent…

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Ilford consultant urges BAME men to protect mental health

The medical director of an Ilford hospital is urging BAME men to protect their mental health as the community fights COVID-19 this winter. Nurul Ahad, who leads clinicians at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford and who is part of the government’s BAME task force, said: “Men as a group often struggle with the more emotional…

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Why health anxiety is a medical issue

The ironic thing about hypochondria is that it’s actually a medical condition itself. People with health anxiety may not be suffering from the illnesses they imagine they have but they may be suffering from a mental health condition which can seriously affect their wellbeing. Hypochondria or health anxiety is defined as excessive worrying about health,…

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Will Adams helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome

A Strood man is looking forward to his holiday on the beach after the team at Strood man developed white coat syndrome when he had been told he could die under anaesthesia. Discover how Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre helped him beat this extreme phobia, allowing him to undergo surgery. Retired delivery driver Mr Thomas…

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