Depression: How much is too much?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 21, 2015

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the daily grind? or find yourself losing control over aspects of your life? Stress is a feature of today’s busy lifestyle but can easily manifest as anxiety and then depression. Left unrecognised, depression can perpetuate negative feelings and become destructive. Before long, relationships and work can fall victim to inadvertent and damaging behaviours.This week we spoke to Dr Tim Lebens, private GP at The Wellington Hospital about the signs, symptoms and treatments for depression…

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Juice and detox diets: A dietitian’s view

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 14, 2015

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With summer on its way you may have seen a lot of coverage in the media about juice and detox diets, promising to grant you that beach body. Several health claims have been made regarding detox and juicing diets that suggest these diets are ideal for rapid weight loss, improving digestion, eliminating toxins, increasing energy levels, decreasing cellulite, boosting immune function and gracing you with clearer skin. So, who wouldn’t be motivated to want to try a juicing or detox diet?
Whether its the colon cleanse diet, liver cleanse diet, detox or juice cleanse diet, cabbage soup diet, 10 day smoothie cleanse diet, etc – the list is endless, Danielle Maw, specialist dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, speaks to us about these diets, and whether they are a marketing myth or can be of nutritional value.

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Meet the Team | Vicki Kiesel, Genetic Counsellor

By: The Wellington Team | Published: April 8, 2015

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In our latest Meet the Team, we speak to Vicki Kiesel, Genetic Counsellor, who has recently joined our Breast Unit team. Vicki tells us about her role, the importance of genetic testing and why prevention really is key to fighting cancers.

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Raising awareness of ovarian cancer: The role of genetic testing

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 30, 2015

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Last Wednesday, The Wellington Hospital held an educational seminar in London’s West End to update GPs about the issues surrounding ovarian cancer – one of a group of events organised to coincide with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Entitled, Ovarian Cancer: Every Woman Counts, the session covered topics including diagnosis, chemotherapy resistance, and radical approaches to ovarian and uro-gynaecology surgery.

We spoke to Vicki Kiesel, Genetic Director of GeneHealth UK, who now also provides genetic testing services at The Wellington Hospital. Vicki explained why it is so important to raise awareness of this particular cancer.

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Meet the Team: Emma Warner, Senior Physiotherapist for Vestibular & Balance

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 23, 2015

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Following on from our introduction to The Wellington Dizziness and Balance service, we spoke to Emma Warner, Senior Physiotherapist for Vestibular and Balance about her role in the service, her background and how working in medicine is her blood.

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Have you drunk enough water today?

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 12, 2015

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We have all heard the phrase urging us to “drink eight glasses of water a day”. In some ways it has almost become a rule of thumb, but how much water should we actually be drinking and why is it important for us to stay well hydrated?

With ‘Nutrition and Hydration week’ coming up (16-22 March) we spoke with Jenine Nascimento, Specialist Dietitian about the importance of keeping hydrated, and why it is imperative for a healthy body and mind.

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In Focus: The Dizziness and Balance Service

By: The Wellington Team | Published: March 3, 2015

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This week we focus on our Dizziness and Balance service, which combines specialist medical, diagnostic and therapy services for the treatment of vestibular and balance problems. Emma Warner, Senior Physiotherapist for Vestibular and Balance, talks us through the service and how it helps those with inner ear disorders & balance problems by developing individual rehabilitation exercise programmes…

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Meet the Team: Liz Ricotta, Medical Secretary Manager

By: The Wellington Team | Published: February 19, 2015

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This week we caught up with Liz Ricotta, Medical Secretary Manager, and spoke to her about what her average day looks like and how her drive to help other people develop and ability to adapt quickly has lead to an enjoyable and productive career in…

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Avoid heart break this Valentine’s Day

By: The Wellington Team | Published: February 12, 2015

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This February, people across the country will be raising awareness for the UK’s single biggest killer, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), as part of National Heart Month. There are nearly 2.3 million people living with CHD in the UK, with somebody dying of a heart attack every seven minutes.

Dr Tim Leben’s, Private GP at The Wellington Hospital talks to us about the signs and symptoms of heart disease, the tests that can diagnose CHD and how to potentially prevent it.

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Meet the Team: Ruth Altmiks, Cardiology Manager

By: The Wellington Team | Published: February 5, 2015

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This week, for Cardiac Awareness Month, we talk to Ruth Altmiks, The Wellington’s cardiology manager about her role, the cardiac department and what it has been like to work at the hospital for over 20 years…

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