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Cold Fingers & Toes: How To Avoid Chilblains!

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One of the many medical conditions seen throughout the cold Winter months is Chillblains - a painful condition affecting mainly the fingers and toes when exposed to especially cold conditions. But it's not just Mountaineers who suffer from this condition - Londoners can too! Read on for more info...

Cold Fingers This Winter? Maybe It's Raynaud’s!

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Have you ever been so cold, you couldn't feel your fingers? Or you've noticed them turning white, with a pins and needles sensation in them? Often dismissed as normal reactions to the cold, these symptoms are in fact of the condition known as Raynaud's! Read on for more information on this common condition.

Malaria: What You Need To Know

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For anyone planning a winter break to escape the cold winter, you may not realise your risk of contracting malaria. We advise on malaria prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, for anyone planning to travel to, or having recently returned from, malaria-affected areas.

Smoking & Lung Cancer

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Following on from our final New Years Resolution of quitting smoking, today we touch on lung cancer, a serious disease often caused by smoking. There is no denying that smoking significantly increases your risk of lung cancer. We discuss the signs and symptoms to watch out for, as well as treatment options for those who have been diagnosed with this disease.

Stop Smoking: Kick The Habit In 2017, Once And For All!

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As January draws to a close, we touch on the last of our encouraged New Years Resolutions for 2017. We've assembled our top reasons to Stop Smoking, as well as highlighting each health-benefit your body has to look forward to every step of the way...

Do You Drink Enough?

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It's coming to the end of Dry January, and our week of alcohol awareness - February is just around the corner! So today we're asking: do you drink ENOUGH? No, not alcohol, but WATER!

The Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol

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With the onset of a New Year, many of us are thinking about ways that we can get healthier in 2017, such as by giving up alcohol. So other than the positive effect on your bank balance, what other benefits are there to participating in Dry January?

Liver Disease: How Healthy Is Your Liver?

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Our liver is a strong organ, surviving daily insults by means of alcohol, foods, medications and infections. But sometimes, these insults can cause liver dysfunction, inflammation and scarring. So what signs should you keep an eye out for, that show your liver is unhappy?

Alcohol Poisoning: When Drinking Becomes Dangerous

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Do you know the signs of an alcohol overdose? Alcohol poisoning is a serious and sometimes life-threatening result of consuming a large of alcohol in a short period of time. Read on for a debrief on the red flags to watch our for, and what to do if someone is dangerously drunk.

Alcohol Awareness: How Much Do You REALLY Drink?

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As January rolls around again, and we recover from December festive frivolities, the spotlight is on our alcohol consumption in the form of Dry January. Even if you're not abstaining from alcohol yourself, we're encouraging increased awareness of drinking alcohol, and highlighting the consequences (medical and otherwise!) of excess drinking!

Creaky Joints? Maybe It's Arthritis

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It's thought that there are 10 million people living with Arthritis in the UK. But did you know there are two different types of arthritis, with two very different types of treatment?

Common Sporting Injuries We See at LDC

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At London Doctors Clinic, our private doctors see a number of different sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. So, if you’ve taken up a new sport in 2017 or if you are exercising more regularly, don’t let such injuries hold you back!

There's No Running Away From Shin Splints

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Another sports injury to watch out for is shin splints: the painful inflammation of the tissue around the shins. So before you lace up those trainers and prepare for your first run of 2017, make sure you know how to exercise safely, to developing painful sports injuries!

Spend A Lot Of Time Standing? Watch Out For Plantar Fasciitis

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If the answer if 'yes', then you'd better watch our for Plantar Fasciitis! This painful heel condition develops after long periods of standing or walking, or wearing poor-fitting shoes. Read on for more information...

Seven Alternative Sports to Try in 2017

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So you’d like to try out a new sport, but aren’t really sure where to begin. Why not have a read of London Doctors Clinic’s top seven alternative sports to try in 2017!

8 Ultimate Sports Events To Try in 2017

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At London Doctors Clinic, we provide sports medicals needed for many sporting events! So if you’ve made the very brave decision of setting yourself a great big fitness goal to meet this year and need that all important examination, you’re in the right place!

Do Life Well

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Our motto at London Doctors Clinic is “Do Life Well”. But what does it mean to us? How have our Instagram followers been doing life well? See for yourself...

What Runs, But Never Gets Tired?

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It's Water! Do you drink enough of it? A new year is here, and that means one thing – New Year's resolutions! One of the easiest, yet most beneficial, resolutions is to drink more water! This simple change will help your body and mind, so why not give it a try?

The Most Common New Years' Resolution: Weight Loss!

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Losing weight is the subject of hundreds of articles and books every year - it’s a big business! With the availability of cheap unhealthy food and the difficulty to build exercise into our lifestyles, it’s only going to get bigger. So why is it so difficult to lose weight? What are we doing wrong?!

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