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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2019

08 April 2019

Every 15 minutes in the UK somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting all types of people - young, old, female or male with 42,000 people a year being diagnosed. Unfortunately, it is the second biggest cancer killer because, despite it being treatable, it is often diagnosed late, with signs and symptoms confused or brushed aside. Spotting the symptoms can save your life as early detection means the cancer can be successfully treated in over 90% of cases.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2019

World Sleep Day 2019 - Sleep Apnoea and you

11 March 2019

Waking up, not feeling refreshed from sleeping can be emotionally and physically draining. But when someone is suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) it can drastically reduce their quality of life, cause health issues, and result in accidents. Read more about the sleeping disorder from Spire Dunedin's Respiratory Consultant Grace Robinson.

World Sleep Day 2019 - Sleep Apnoea and you

Varicose veins - busting the myths

08 March 2019

People normally become aware of varicose veins when they experience discomfort or heavy legs, or as the weather changes, and the temperatures rise, they start to think of uncovering their legs. They are seen as an ‘old age’ issue, with many associating the problem with leg ulcers and a sedentary lifestyle. However, by the age of 30, 44% of women and 19% of men in the UK have leg vein problems. Professor Tim Magee busts the myths that surround varicose veins. Find out more about why they occur and how they can be treated, online now.

Varicose veins - busting the myths

Women and heart disease

14 February 2019

There are at least 900,000 women in the UK with CHD, a condition which kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer. Even more startling is that on average 77 women die of a heart attack every day, with many initially being misdiagnosed. As part of National Heart Month we’re raising awareness of heart health and discussing how heart failure can be prevented.

Women and heart disease

Tinnitus and ear health

08 February 2019

Tinnitus is an almost universal condition. Almost everyone at some point in their life has some experience of the condition.  Why then is it that in some people tinnitus can cause significant psychological upset and become a real problem?

Celebrating survival on World Cancer Day 2019

01 February 2019

Being diagnosed with cancer can be frightening, but more people are surviving for longer, with a better quality of life after treatment. But don’t take our word for it – we are lucky at Spire Dunedin to have past patients who will vouch for the quality of care and treatment they have received.

Celebrating survival on World Cancer Day 2019

Don’t fear the smear

18 January 2019

The introduction of HPV primary testing - the new way of cervical screening - has major benefits for women. By understanding the test some of the ‘excuses’ used for not going to a smear test can be removed. The actual test itself takes only a minute or two and the whole process will be explained fully. In total the appointment usually only takes about 10-15 minutes. There might be some very mild discomfort, though this will pass quickly. Don’t fear the smear – it could save your life.

Don’t fear the smear

Weight management, better health, and the right diet

16 January 2019

Let us help you achieve better health in 2019. We’re here to support you change aspects of your lifestyle - to help prevent illness, to help you recover when you're ill, and to help you when things don’t go according to plan, as often happens when dealing with issues around weight.

Weight management, better health, and the right diet

Christmas dinner without the sequel

18 December 2018

Don’t let indigestion and heartburn be a bad Christmas joke. This time of year we overindulge, find ourselves struggling to exercise and face family stress, a side effect of which can be spending hours bloated and in pain.

Christmas dinner without the sequel
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