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Don’t get SAD…. get goggles
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Don’t get SAD…. get goggles

                                                                     CAPTION: Forget the beach … summer is over I don’t want to keep blogging about the same subjects BUT if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder now is the time you really should be upping your game. In the UK we’ve just had a golden summer that we’ll probably talk about for years to … Continue reading

Are you perimenopausal?
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Are you perimenopausal?

The classic signs of the menopause are well known; hot flushes, night sweats and irregular periods. But there are other symptoms in the preceding so-called perimenopausal years – that are not so well known and if you’re  a woman in your late forties (like me) you might want to know about them…. Palpitations, joint pain, … Continue reading

Why we’ve all still got the winter blues
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Why we’ve all still got the winter blues

                                                 CAPTION:Wet weekends are dampening our spirits Winter 2012/2013 seems to be lingering well past its sell-by date  here in the UK.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of grey skies, freezing temperatures, chilly easterly winds and yet more rain (and snow!). The weather forecast for this week   is not exactly  putting … Continue reading

Are you taking too many pills?
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Are you taking too many pills?

CAPTION: My seventy-something parents – were they taking too many pills? I’ve been writing about the growing problem of polypharmacy – put simply that means taking multiple daily prescription pills for long-term chronic conditions. You can read the full article here in the Daily Mail’s Good Health section http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2280761/Pills-The-patients-prescribed-25-different-drugs-day-devastating-results.html. I got the idea for the … Continue reading