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Healthy Heart, Healthy You!

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The adult heart beats about 100,000 times per day (that’s at least once per second) - hard work, hey! That's why it's so essential to keep it healthy, to keep the risk of heart disease at bay. But how do you maintain a healthy heart?

Carrying A Few Extra Pounds?

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The topic of our waistlines is often a touchy one, after all, no-one likes to be told they're overweight. Perhaps this is why as a nation, we're gradually getting bigger and bigger, burying our heads in the politically correct sand. We tackle the topic of Obesity. So if you're sporting a fuller figure these days, do read on! No more excuses...

Stop! Should You Really Be Eating That?

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None of us are saints when it comes to food. We all have a weak spot in our diets - whether that be a few too many coffees throughout the week, a couple of naughty chocolate biscuits, or even that Friday night takeaway. So does that mean we're all eating unhealthily? Find out in our guide to healthy eating!

The Thyroid Gland & Thyroid Hormones

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The thyroid gland forms part of a system in the body whose hard work usually goes unnoticed… until something goes wrong. Meet the endocrine system!

Insomnia: Catching Those Z's!

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Like many parts of good health, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone! A good night's sleep is something we often take for granted, and a lack of sleep can leave you feeling drained. So, what is insomnia and what can be done to catch that essential shut-eye?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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