Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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Joy for joints!

On 3 April this year Sophie Day, 24, twisted her right foot as she landed after climbing a gate on her family farm....

Bodyshockers: Nips, Tucks and Tattoos - Katie Piper

Katie’s scar solutions

In 2008, model Katie Piper, then 24, was left profoundly disfigured and blind in one eye after her ex-boyfriend...

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Take the reading remedy…

These are the books I recommend from the piles that come across my desk every week... Anxiety for Beginners: A...

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How to beat bunions

Q. I have a bunion on my right foot. How can I stop it getting worse and is it possible to reverse the problem? A....

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It’s good to garden (official)

For a friend’s mother, in her 70s and caring for a chronically ill husband, gardening is her salvation. ‘It’s the...

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The sweet lowdown: sugar alternatives

Q. Can you explain the glycaemic index and how it relates to the sugar in drinks and foods? Also, what are the best...

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Salvation for city skin from Annee...

Staying with friends in the Pyrenees recently, I was astonished by the visible improvement to my skin brought about by...

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And squeeze…

When the instructor at Tania Boler’s pregnancy class advised doing exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles it...

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite…

Bed bugs are no respecters of hygienic living, as my (very clean) colleague Victoria discovered when she was repeatedly...

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Face it, sunshine!

Q. I am confused about facial sunscreens. I use a day cream with SPF25, but most articles I read say this is not high...

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Comfort for the 88,000 premature babies...

Coming into the world after spending nine months in a warm, dark, secure womb is a huge change for a baby. For the...

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Yoga babes

Visit art teacher Claire Reily’s house in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, and you may well find her two energetic boys,...

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D-I-Y nailcare (for everyday – and...

Q. I have suffered with nail psoriasis most of my adult life, although I don’t have the skin condition. I had a nail...

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Time to treat your feet

Consider how hard your feet work every day, supporting your whole body. Their complex structure includes 26 bones, 33...

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Why folic acid is essential

When Emma Voysey, 24, discovered she was five weeks pregnant last October, it was totally unexpected. ‘My partner...

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Keep moles under control

Most moles are harmless but it is important to check them regularly to make sure that none has changed in any way (see...

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We hear from ‘the figure magician’

Not for nothing is Louise Parker called the ‘figure magician’. With her eponymous Method, wife and mother-of-three...

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Tackle teen exam angst

With exams coming up, even the most level-headed teenager is likely to be anxious. So we asked Dr. Jenny Brockis, who...

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When a smile can transform a...

Sue Maughan’s third child Dan, now eight, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Sue, 46, explains what happened and...

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How to ease teen anxiety

A recent survey revealed a sharp rise in the number of children struggling with stress and anxiety. Sleep problems were...