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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The 5:2 Diet: What our dietitians say…

By: The Wellington Team | Published: January 29, 2015

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Following the festive period we are faced with the long stretch of January, the weather is bitter, your bank balance is disheartening and to top it all off……you’re desperately trying to lose a few pounds!

Look to the local media, newspapers, blogs, documentaries and you’ll find they are awash with the latest fad diet; many of which are based on limited or bad science. Here we turn the spotlight on the 5:2 diet, with specialist dietitian, Lauren Mothershaw breaking down the evidence…

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Love your Liver: The 2015 Campaign

By: The Wellington Team | Published: January 15, 2015

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January sees the launch of our national ‘Love your Liver’ campaign, strategically positioned just weeks after the nation’s overindulgence and still in time for New Year’s resolutions.Dr Tim Lebens, looks at the causes of liver disease and the dangers of excessive alcohol use (and the potential benefits of drinking moderately).

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The New Year’s Diet: Should it Have a Health Warning?

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

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As the New Year arrives, many of us will be contemplating a January detox and dieting programme, with the aim of losing those pounds gained over the holiday period.

Mr Andrew Jenkinson, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, discusses the infamous New Year’s diet; and takes a look at what the diet books don’t tell you…

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Keep trim this Christmas

By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 22, 2014

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” but potentially the most indulgent. With the Turkey, all the trimmings, nibbles and alcohol the average Brit will consume around 7,000Kcal on Christmas Day. This would take around 10 hours of running to burn off. We speak to, Lauren Mothershaw, specialist dietitian at The Wellington Hospital about her top tips for keeping trim this Christmas…

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