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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

Does Christmas give you a headache?

06 December 2018

Migraine and other headache disorders are among the most disabling of all medical conditions and during the Christmas period the frequency of attacks can increase. Read more about the new drug available on prescription that can help alleviate the symptoms of Migraine.

Movember 2018 - PAE at Spire Dunedin

02 November 2018

By growing a moustache and ‘walking the walk’ this November it’s hoped that life-saving conversations can be started - including discussing prostate issues.

Breast Cancer Awareness 2018

15 October 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Spire Dunedin Hospital we aim to help reassure those worried about a breast symptom by providing a screening process that has a minimal waiting time for results. 99% of patients undergo imaging straight away.

National Arthritis Week 2018 - Don't just 'live with it'

10 October 2018

In the UK there are many millions of people whose quality of life and independence is affected by rheumatological conditions – by 2050 it is predicted that one in five people will be affected by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Don't just 'live with it' - find out how we can help.

National Arthritis Week 2018 - Don't just 'live with it'

Five reasons why you should be talking about BPH

28 September 2018

As we get older our bodies can sometimes make life a little uncomfortable. One of those ‘things you live with’ could be BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia, a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, affecting more than 50% of men over the age of 60. Over the age of 80 about 90% of males are affected. Read about the five reasons you should be talking about BPH, online now.