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    6th Feb 2020

    High blood pressure is pretty common. Around a third of adults in the UK have blood pressure levels that are persistently high, although many of these will be unaware of it. That’s because high blood pressure, or hypertension as it’s also known, rarely has symptoms that we notice.

    Yet, if left un...

    14th Jan 2020

    After all the good food and merriment that you have enjoyed during Christmas and New Year’s, it can be hard to follow your resolutions.

    We all love to indulge ourselves over Christmas. But as the new year dawns, many of us resolve to eat and drink less, and exercise more – only to find our motivat...

    5th Nov 2019

    So, how is the menopause going for you?

    It’s not a question many people ask, and yet the menopause is something that half the population has to deal with at some point. So what exactly is happening to our bodies – and our minds and libidos – when we hit the menopause, and how can we best deal with...

    8th Oct 2019

    "Knee operation gave me a new lease of life" says Shalbourne patient

    Most of us know someone who has had a knee replacement. Knees are subject to a lot of wear and tear as we age, and are also quite easily injured if we inadvertently move awkwardly, so it’s no surprise that some of us need surgica...

    24th Sep 2019

    A simple thing like the colour of your pee can flag up when you need to see your doctor

    September is Urology Awareness Month. Organised by The Urology Foundation, this awareness month aims to raise awareness of urological disease and raise money to fund research into urological conditions.

    Mr A...

    4th Sep 2019

    So, how on earth can you manage migraine attacks?

    National Migraine Awareness Week runs from 1 to 7 September.

    Here, Dr Graham Lennox, consultant neurologist with private healthcare provider Shalbourne, explains how patients can help manage their migraine attacks.

    Migraine attacks can be debil...

    10th Jun 2019

    Don’t be shy about being screened, says Shalbourne gynaecologist Miss Lalrinawmi – a simple smear test could save your life.

    Cervical Screening Awareness Week - June 2019

    There are a lot of myths around cervical screening – or what many of us know as a smear test. Those myths, together with th...