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HuffPost Features Dr Seth Rankin

London Doctors Clinic founder, Dr Seth Rankin, is featured in HuffPost quizzing us on everything cholesterol.

Top Tips To Stay Safe And Well While Travelling This Summer!

So your tickets are booked, your accommodation reservation is done and your bags are packed - lucky you, you're off on holiday! To ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible, we've assembled a list of the most important tips for staying safe and well whilst travelling.

Conditions You Can Catch From Kissing!

Today is International Kissing Day - a day dedicated to the art of kissing! But before you pucker up and share the love, take a moment to consider the potential health consequences of too much tender tonsil-tennis, as explained in today's article!

Top Tips For Flying Safely

Many of the world's most beautiful holiday destinations require us to fly to reach them. For some, it is this part that holds them back. So, read on to find out our best tips and tricks to make your flying experience a safe, happy and healthy one!

What Happens To Your Body When You Sunbathe?

We've seen a lot of sun recently - not just in London, but across the rest of the UK too! However, did you realise that it's not just your skin that is affected by sun exposure? Today, we talk about all the ways the sun can impact your body!

Essential Medicines To Pack In Your Travel Kit!

Going travelling? If there's one important medical necessity you need to prepare before you go, it's that emergency travel medicine bag! We asked our Superintendent Pharmacist, Dipali Khurana, for the essential run-down of which medicines you simply cannot travel without.

National Blood Week: All About Anaemia

We all know how important our blood is, providing a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to every corner of the body. As part of National Blood Week, we'll touch on the importance on giving blood, before focusing on the most common blood disorder: Anaemia.

How To Handle Sunburn

The UK is currently experiencing an incredible heat wave, with temperatures soaring as high as 30 degrees! These temperatures are a far cry from the average British weather forecast - and, quite frankly, us Brits are just not used to it! Today we're touching on a condition close to the hearts (and shoulders/ noses) of anyone who's seen a little too much of the sun this weekend. Yes, you guessed it, we're talking about Sunburn!

Raising Awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Did you realise, there are nearly half a million people in the UK living with Rheumatoid Arthritis? More than you might have expected, for such a little-known condition! Read today's blog for a brief insight into the condition, and the tell-tale symptoms to look out for.

Top Ten Health Tips For Men

If there's one article you read this week for Men's Health 2017, it's this one! We summarise the ten most important factors for men, to ensure their health stays in optimal condition! Most of us are guilty of neglecting numbers 3 and 4...

Men's Health Week: Prostate Cancer

This week (12th - 18th June) is Men's Health Week and, as always, we're doing our bit to help raise awareness of relevant medical conditions! Today's article focuses on a serious condition affecting around 10% of men at some point in their lives: Prostate Cancer.

Cervical Cancer & The Smear Test

Are you a woman aged over 25? Are you up to date on your smear tests? Do you fully understand what smear tests look for? Today, as part of Cervical Screening Awareness Week, we give you an overview of Cervical Cancer and answer the all important associated questions.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

The most important reason for promoting disease awareness is to educate the public and help them recognise the tell-tale signs to watch out for. The sooner symptoms are recognised, the sooner medical intervention can be sought, the better the prognosis. So do yourself a favour and read on!

Feeling Dizzy? It Could Be Heart-Related...

As we come to the end of our Heart Health week, we touch on a very common symptom experienced by patients. Dizziness can be a sign of many different things, including heart problems, as we discuss in today's blog.

Atrial Fibrillation – And the Beat Goes On

You don't have to be a doctor to know what the heart normally sounds like - we're all familiar with the classic rhythm of a beating heart. You do, however. need to be medically trained to detect an abnormal rhythm, such as Atrial Fibrillation. Find out all about this condition, from symptoms to treatment in today's blog!

The Nuisance & Pain of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a very common condition; it is thought that as many as 1 in 3 people may be affected at some point in their lives, with women at higher risk than men. But what are varicose veins anyway? In this article we talk about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of varicose veins.

Do I Need An ECG?

This is one of the first investigations performed for any patients complaining of cardiac-sounding symptoms. It is a simple test that can be done in just minutes and provides a great insight into how your heart is doing. We discuss how this simple test works and which conditions can be diagnosed from ECG recordings.

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