Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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Am I entitled to a second...

Q. I am told that patients have a right to a second opinion on the NHS. Is this correct? A. Yes and no: under the...

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Massage made easy

MASSAGE MADE EASY One of the most soothing things any of us can give or receive is massage. And you don’t have to...

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Living with ADHD

Q. My eight-year-old son seems bright but cannot sit still, never listens to what he is told and finds it hard...

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How to survive IVF

Since the world’s first test-tube baby Louise Brown was born in 1978, IVF has become part of our...

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Living with lupus…

Actor, former member of girl band Eternal and TV presenter Kelle Bryan, talks about living with this autoimmune...

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Switch off this summer

SWITCH OFF THIS SUMMER One of the most hard-working businesswomen I know has just sent me an email to say she is...

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Cholesterol: the big fat lie…

For the past half century, high cholesterol has been held responsible for coronary heart disease. We have been...

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Handy hygiene guide (literally)

Hygiene experts want you to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ every time you wash your hands – actually twice,...

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Is stress affecting your smile?

Nine out of ten women admit to being stressed according to a survey commissioned by wellbeing fragrance brand Neom....

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Self-tan the natural way

Author and mother of two Emma Hannigan, 42, carries the faulty BRCA1 gene and has now had nine episodes of breast...

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Boil your bones!

THE BENEFITS OF BONE BROTH Forget green juice or coconut water, the latest craze for health-conscious New York...

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Stay safe in the sun

Sunburn during childhood can increase the risk of skin cancer later on in life, according to Cancer Research...

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Summer’s all-star spas

If you want real downtime and relaxation, plus healthy food and invigorating therapies, staying at a good spa ticks...

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Should I get my moles checked?

Q. I am worried about moles and raised brown patches on my body. How often should I have them checked, and who...

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How sleep can speed up weight...

This week, Louise Parker, creator of the Beach Body Plan for YOU Magazine, focuses on sleep. ‘You will lose more...

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The verdict on collagen drinks

Collagen drinks are the buzz skincare product of recent months, purported to help restore plumpness, bounce and...

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Your beach body prep plan

Dear readers, it is truth time. Last summer I had gained a few inches around my waist, tummy and hips. I was a bit...

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Health Page: Take a deeper breath

Q, Recently, I had a serious allergic reaction to the surgical tape used in a breast reduction operation. I was...

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How a healthy diet can cut...

A young colleague sought me out recently to ask if there was anything she and her mother could do to help prevent...

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The Plus Side to Stress

You seldom hear a good word said about stress. We suffer under it, complain about it, avoid or manage it if we can....

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How to deal with super-dry hands

Q. I have very dry hands with painful cracks around my nails. I apply hand and barrier creams, but nothing works. My...

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Help for heartburn

Q. I suffer from indigestion quite often, sometimes with a sour tasting liquid in my mouth. What can I do to...

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The new buzz about depression

Louise’s battle with depression started when she was 15. ‘One day I was fine and the next I couldn’t stop crying....

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Give us some more of the...

A colleague is raving about Heather Hills Farm pure, raw honey. This family-run producer started in 1945 with a single...

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I lost my kidneys, not my...

If, like me, you take your kidneys for granted, consider what they do: these two bean-shaped, fist-sized organs found...

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Exotic ways to turbo-charge your juicing!

Daily fresh juices are a sure-fire route to skin that’s as bright as a 1,000-watt bulb, glossy hair, sparkling eyes...

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Make fear take flight

While air travel may have made the world a global village for most people, the prospect of boarding a plane is a...

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Is there such a thing as...

Q. I have been diagnosed with coeliac disease . I am about to go skiing and wondered if it is safe to use a sunscreen...

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Healthy cooking for cancer patients

Cooking for someone going through treatment for cancer can be demanding and sometimes emotionally draining. Some...

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How to tackle tinnitus

Sarah Stacey looks at this common - and distressing condition... For the past five years, shoe designer Scott Wills,...