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Dr Hilary Jones Healthcare Guide – North

Welcome to this new magazine, Dr Hilary Jones’ Healthcare guide – I hope you find it an interesting and useful read. Interesting, because of the health matters we’ve covered; everything from exercise – something I consider key to good health – to dentistry; plus the ongoing topical issue of obesity, a health epidemic we need to tackle fast; and useful, because in our special Choose Your Consultant section, ...

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Acne: let’s get it sorted

Suffering from any skin condition can be debilitating, but when it's to do with your face, it can lessen your confidence even more. While acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, women and men of all ages can go through periods in their lives when their skin is inflamed and sore to the touch because of a cluster of severe nodules, blackheads, pimples and dry skin. What causes acne? Acne is caused by a ...

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Dr Hilary Jones’ Healthcare Guide

"Welcome to the latest issue of my Healthcare guide – I hope you find it an interesting and useful read. Interesting, because of the health matters we've covered; everything from exercise – something I consider key to good health – to the latest heart health innovations; plus the ongoing topical issue of obesity, a health epidemic we need to tackle fast; and useful, because in our special Choose Your Consul ...

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Living with arthritis: ‘Sometimes I can look about 90’

For Christie Michael, 29, from London, turning the pages of a book can be a struggle, but she’s determined not to let arthritis rule her life… After a long battle to attach a name to her condition, Christie was finally diagnosed with arthritis last year, at the age of 28. ‘According to my consultant, the arthritis I have is quite a rare one because it didn’t show up in any X-rays or MRI scans, although my b ...

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Dr Hilary Jones – interview: Trust me, I’m a doctor

When you’re referring to the nation’s favourite GP, Dr Hilary Jones, never has a truer phrase been said. Trusted by millions, Daybreak’s resident doctor, talks to editor, Jo Willacy, about all things health. Had Dr Hilary Jones sleepwalked his way into our interview it would have been no surprise. He’s been up since 4am filming a piece for Daybreak on people who suffer – and here’s the irony – sleep problem ...

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Urology: Sort your waterworks

Toilet trouble can be distressing, and a topic you’d rather not discuss. However, with the help of a good urologist, these issues are treatable… Do you feel a sneeze building up and take comfort that you brought spare underwear to manage your leaks? Are long car journeys a nightmare because you can't hold it in when nature calls? Pee problems will be experienced by most of us at some point – be it leaking, ...

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A-Z of foot health

The inner workings of your feet can reveal a lot about the state of your general health, but feet also suffer from problems of their own… AAchilles tendon rupture – Problems with this tendon affects one in 5,000 people in the UK at any time. A complete tear in the tendon two inches above the heel bone is called an Achilles tendon rupture. BBunions – A bunion is a bony enlargement of the joint and soft tissu ...

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Plastic surgery: Not just a nip and a tuck

Plastic surgery isn’t only cosmetic – people also go under the knife to correct birth defects and damage caused by illness or accidents... When we hear the term ‘plastic surgery’, most of us think of boob jobs and facelifts. In fact, plastic surgery refers to both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including congenital deformities (birth defects) such as cleft lip and palate, and acquired deformities, ...

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Pain management: Learn to control pain

Coping with long-term pain can affect your work, life and relationships. So what are the most common causes, and what can you do about it? One in five people in the UK live with long-term pain. Continuous long-term pain is known as ‘persistent’ or ‘chronic’, while pain that comes and goes is called ‘recurrent’ or ‘intermittent’. Common types include arthritis, back pain and headaches. Common causes Back pai ...

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Orthopaedics: Shoulder on regardless

Suffering from pain in your shoulder can be a long-term problem – almost half of people still have symptoms 18 months after the discomfort starts, so the sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you’ll be on the mend. A pain in the shoulder can disrupt your life in a big way. Not being able to move an arm freely for fear of discomfort can really affect independence – things like driving, cooking and even getti ...

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