June – July Newsletter

Telehealth

The term telehealth has generally not been used outside medical circles. It applies to use of technology (video or phone) to deliver medical services.

 

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Connecting with your Teenager

Social distancing has meant parents and teens are being forced to spend more time together. The stereotype of the teenager is either a monosyllabic boy or a girl behind a slammed shut bedroom door. Whilst there is some validity to this, it is far from the whole story. Adolescence is a time of change, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The transition from being a child to adult is not always easy. In this era of social media and smart phones, there are additional pressures.

 

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Dry Eye

The eyes need constant lubrication which is provided by the tear glands. Eyes Become dry for two main reasons.

 

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Prevent the spread of Colds & Flu

Despite Covid 19, "normal" winter cold and flu viruses have not disappeared. There are various theories around why they are usually more prevalent in winter, but nobody really knows. There is much we can do to reduce the spread. Viruses are spread by airborne droplets.

 

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Oral Thrush

Caused by fungus Candida albicans, thrush can affect different parts of the body, most commonly the genitals and the mouth and throat.

Oral thrush will typically cause white plaques in the mouth and throat.

 

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How to manage stress

Stress is claimed to be the scourge of the 21st century. Covid 19 has added to this as has the economic impacts we are seeing. Even in normal circumstances it doesn't seem to matter who you talk to; everyone feels stressed at some stage.

 

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