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BBC: “Senior GP Helen Stokes-Lampard voices fears for services”

BBC News have recently published an article highlighting Helen Stokes-Lampard’s fears for the NHS and “how doctors will cope with demand over the busy winter period”. Dr Stokes-Lampard is the chair of the Royal College of GPs Council and a leading GP in Britain.

Top Blog Posts of 2016

2016 saw London Doctors Clinic Health Blog grow from almost nothing to an increasingly vast medical reference to help educate and encourage people to live healthier lives. These are the Top 16 most-read posts from the LDC Health Blog!

Medical Causes of Tiredness

Tiredness is a very common reason for patients to their GP. In the hustle and bustle of city life, we can't afford to be limited in life by low energy levels, and there is plenty we can do to improve this. So is it time to address the burden of excess tiredness?

Nine Rituals to Help You Become a Morning Person

We’ve put together a list of tips to help you build your morning (and night before) rituals – things that you can do each and every day that will help make you mornings more manageable.

Tired All The Time?

Tiredness, or fatigue, is incredibly common. In fact, the Royal College of Psychiatrists estimates that at any given time, 1 in every 5 people feel unusually tired and 1 in 10 have prolonged fatigue. We tell all about tiredness: why we get tired, and how we can increase our energy levels!

Feeling SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

With the days getting shorter, you may have found this lack of daylight negatively affecting your mood. Today, on the Winter Solstice, we discuss the condition linking low mood to the season change: Seasonal Affective Disorder.

IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Following on from Bowel Cancer, today's blog is another condition affecting the digestive system, with some similar symptoms. IBS is a chronic condition affecting up to 20% of the population - but do you know the symptoms to look out for?

Healthy Bowel, Happy You!

Today, we are taking a closer look at simple ways to keep our bowels healthy – to help reduce our risk of developing cancer, as well as reducing the discomforts of gas, bloating, fatigue and irregular bowel movement.

Decembeard: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

As part of Decembeard, men across the country are growing beards to raise money and awareness for Bowel Cancer. It may seem embarrassing to discuss bowel habits, but over 40,000 new cases a year, it's time we faced the facts and learn the signs and symptoms of this common cancer!

Staying Healthy in Winter

The cold weather and fading daylight is often enough to dampen our spirits in Winter, leading to poorer health and higher susceptibility to germs. But with our Winter Health advice, we'll help keep you in tip top condition to hit the ground running into 2017!

Norovirus: The Winter Vomiting Bug

A common cause of tummy upset, especially throughout the winter months, Norovirus is a highly contagious virus, that can affect people of all ages. We talk through symptoms, management and how to avoid this nasty stomach bug!

Common Winter Health Problems

A number of health problems are triggered or worsened by the changing weather, and the next few months are prime time for poor health. We run you through some of the most common winter health problems and ways you can avoid getting ill!

Welcome To Flu Season

Unfortunately, it's that time of year again, where every man and his dog seems to be coughing or sneezing. We run you through the symptoms and management of the flu, as well as some tips for how to avoid it catching it this winter!

Keeping Cool: Anger Management

We all get frustrated now and again, but how often is too often? At what point is it time to take action, to better manage your anger? As part of Anger Awareness Week, we run you through a few top tips for managing that anger.

Top Tips for Managing Your Anger

While anger is a healthy emotion, triggered by the body’s fight or flight response, if it is not managed positively and effectively, some pretty nasty side effects can develop. No matter what causes your blood to boil or where anger strikes, we at LDC have put together a list of ways to control your anger before it controls you…

Prostate Problems

As we're coming to the end of Movember, we're bringing the focus back to the real reason behind those magnificent moustaches: Men's Health. Today's article is on the Prostate, and common problems that can arise from this gland.

Testicular Lumps: Is It Cancer?

As part of Movember, London Doctors Clinic is raising awareness of testicular cancer, as 2,400 patients are diagnosed with it every year. It is common knowledge that testicular lumps are one of the symptoms of testicular cancer; however, not all lumps are dangerous or caused by cancer.

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