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April is National Bowel cancer awareness month. As part of our partnership with Bowel Cancer UK we’re running this Q&A session to help raise awareness of the condition; it’s symptoms, the importance of early diagnosis and treatments.Sue Airey and Dr Poonam will be available to take your questions on Thursday 24 April 2-4pm. Sue has worked as a Colorectal Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist since 2000 and joined Bowel Cancer UK as the Head of Clinical and Care Service in 2011. Dr Poonam Chouhan is a qualified GP and will be joining Sue to answer your questions.
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We held a live chat on heart health on Friday 25 January to give you the chance to ask our expert questions ranging from heart murmurs to hereditary conditions. Senior case nurse Beverley Barnes, part of our Dedicated Nurse Service, was on hand to answer all your questions. Here is what she had to say ...
As part of National Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, our live chat on Thursday 24 January offered expert advice and information ranging from prevention to treatment of the disease.Expert Justin Clark, Consultant Gynaecologist from the British Medical Institute was on hand to answer all your questions. Here is what he had to say ...
We held a live chat on Thursday 21 February in order to allow you to receive expert advice on your cancer prevention related questions.Yvonne Allan, from our Dedicated Cancer Nurse Service, was on hand to answer all your questions and concerns. Here is what she had to say ...
As part of National Heart Month, we will be hosting a live chat with Senior Nurse Case Manager Bev Barnes. Each year in the UK over 300,000 people suffer from heart attacks, and over 100,000 from strokes. Bev discussed prevention as well as treatment, drawing from her experiences in the Clinical Centre with her heart patients.
Dr Winwood is the clinical director for psychological health at AXA PPP and his extensive knowledge of mental health means he will be well equipped to address your concerns and worries on smoking-related anxiety and stress.Read the questions and his answers here.
Mr Barry Maraj Consultant Urologist at the Spire Bushey Hospital will be answering questions on prostate cancer, treatments and prevention.View the questions and answers here.
To raise awareness of the importance of prostate cancer prevention and screening, Paula McKeown will be answering your questions.Paula is part of our Dedicated Nursing Service and has a strong background in urology.View the questions and answers here.
Mr James Arbuckle is Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Watford General Hospital, part of the Spire Bushey Hospitals.His specialist clinical interests include colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, coloproctology, gastro-intestinal cancer and hernia repairs.Please read the questions and answers from this chat.
Our Dedicated Nurse, Bev Barnes answered questions about heart surgery - before, after and during. View the questions and answers here.
Jan Vickery is the lead physiotherapist for our health services team.Please view the questions and answers from the chat here
Professor Hubert Lacey is lead Consultant for Eating Disorders, Capio Nightingale Hospital, London.Professor Lacey answered questions on eating disorders, here is what he had to say ...
Yvonne Allan is one of our Dedicated Cancer Nurses. Yvonne answered your questions about fitness after cancer.What types of exercise can help recover from cancer. Also the best types of food to eat when recovering, from treatments.Read the questions and answers here.
Dr Uchenna Okoye believes a fantastic smile is the key to boosting confidence and with her approach of treating people holistically.Uchenna is the official dentist on Channel 4’s ’10 Years Younger’. She is at the forefront of trends and innovations and is a regular guest of BBC Breakfast.Dr Uchenna Okoye will be discussing kids oral health, teeth cleaning and why it's so important. Read the questions and answers here.
Whether you’re just considering starting an exercise plan or are a fitness fanatic, our expert Lucy Wyndham-Read can help. Lucy is a highly successful personal fitness trainer based in the south of EnglandRead the answers here:
Maureen Chaseley is our in house Senior Dental Advisor and will be taking your questions on kids and cleaning teeth.Maureen will be discussing kids oral health, teeth cleaning and why it's so important. As well as techniques on brushing and tips on geting your child to the dentist.Read the answers here:
The summer holiday season is approaching so we are holding a live chat on summer health.Our Health at Hand nurses will be answering your questions on vaccinations, how to protect yourself in the sun and tips on travelling with children.Read the answers here.
Dr Mark Winwood will be answering your questions on postnatal depression. Including symptoms, diagnosis and how to get help.Find the answers here:
What changes can you make to your lifestyle or diet, that will help make a postitive change for you heart health?Our dedicated nurse Beverley will be discussing exactly that and will be answering all your questions.Read the answers here.
Maureen Chaseley our in house Senior Dental Advisor will be taking your questions on health and dental.Maureen will be providing a full round up, so if you want to find out why dental hygiene is so important for your health, get your questions answered.Find out what Maureen answered here.
David Williams is one of our Physiologists' at AXA PPP healthcare. During the summer months and holiday season it can be difficult to maintain your usual diet and exercise routine, if you'd like some hints and tips please join our live chat.If you're considering taking up a new sport for summer, ask David about what to look out for or the best way to get started.Read his answers here
Dr Mark Winwood is the Clinical Director for Psychological Health for AXA PPP healthcare's specialist Health Services division - and with more than 20 years of experience as a senior psychologist, he offers live, expert insight on managing stress and anxiety effectively. He provided you with an understanding of your personal resilience and areas for your development, a framework for being resilient and tools and strategies for managing stress at work and maintaining and improving your personal resilience.Read his answers here
Are you concerned about how much sleep you're getting? Maybe too little or too much, possibly not able to sleep when you're feeling tired.Dr Mark Winwood Director of Psychological Services will be answered your questions around problems with sleep. Read his answers here
Our Psychiatric Nurse, Emma Betts was joined by Sue Batehup our Senior Psychiatric Case Manager to answer all your questions on depression and how it affects your mental health.By talking about depression and mental health we can break down stereotypes, strengthen friendships, aid recovery and take the taboo out of something that affects us all. Read the questions and answers, here.
Maureen Chaseley our in house Senior Dental Advisor answered your questions about dental products and teeth whitenining.The chat discussed the pros and cons of teeth whitening and provided expert advice on how to get a brighter smile safely.Read the answers here.
Lucy is a highly successful personal fitness trainer based in the south of England who will be answering all of your weight management questions.At different stages in our life we’ll all find that it starts to become more difficult to shift weight from certain areas of our bodies. Lucy will be talking about shifting weight through healthy eating and focussed exercise.Please read the Q&A's here.
Dr Mark Winwood is clinical director for psychological health at our specialist Health Services division.We spend a lot of time at work and with work colleagues. Having a difficult time with your colleagues or manager can make you feel stressed and low.Dr Mark Winwood will be answering your questions and offering his advice on how to cope with these situations.Read the full Q&A here.
In need of some motivation to keep you inspired with your new, healthy eating regime?If you have any questions relating to detoxing your body or cleansing diet tips we’re offering you the opportunity to talk directly to Dr Sarah Schenker, our expert dietician and nutritionist and regular commentator on national TV and radio shows. Read the questions and answers here.
Do you have trouble opening up about problems at work, or feel you can’t talk to your partner about something that’s on your mind? Or do you have a friend or colleague that you think may be going through a difficult time emotionally? Mental health problems are common and sometimes exacerbated when not shared. Dr Mark Winwood will be answering your questions regarding any mental health issues you may have.Here's what he had to say...
Do you want to quit smoking, or have you recently stopped and feel the need for some support? To coincide with No Smoking Day, on Wednesday 12 March, our expert Dr Mark Winwood will be answering any questions or anxieties you have about trying to quit. Dr Winwood is the clinical director for psychological health at AXA PPP and his extensive knowledge of mental health issues means he can offer tools and advice to help get you started on your No Smoking journey.Read the full Q&As here.
Karen Drummond is one of our Specialist Nurse Advisors’ working in our Dedicated Cancer Nurse team. As part of our partnership with Bowel Cancer UK to help raise awareness and the importance of early diagnosis, Karen will be taking your questions or concerns on bowel cancer.You can view the full Q&As here.
April is National Bowel cancer awareness month. As part of our partnership with Bowel Cancer UK we’re running this Q&A session to help raise awareness of the condition; it’s symptoms, the importance of early diagnosis and treatments.Sue Airey and Dr Poonam will be available to take your questions on Thursday 17 April 2-4pm. Sue has worked as a Colorectal Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist since 2000 and joined Bowel Cancer UK as the Head of Clinical and Care Service in 2011. Dr Poonam Chouhan is a qualified GP and will be joining Sue to answer your questions.Please read the full Q&A here.
Improving your fitness and diet are common resolutions for the New Year, but can be difficult to maintain in the long-term. In order to help you get a Smart Start to 2013, David's detailed advice ranged from what to do at the gym, how to deal with injuries, and which diets really work. Here is what he had to say...
One thing all mothers and expectant mothers can agree on is that the health of their child is always on their minds. We invited our Health at Hand nurse and midwife, Jackie Hall, answered your questions on pregnancy and your child’s wellbeing, including conceiving, breastfeeding and protecting your child’s skin during the cold weather. Here is what she had to say...
The UK has the world’s fifth highest rate of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and recent figures have shown that a third of primary school leavers are overweight, which is the leading cause of type 2 diabetes. Our Health at Hand nurse Sheena McKellar answered questions on childhood diabetes questions, including spotting the symptoms, prevention and managing the condition.
Whether you smoke or are concerned for a loved one who does, our expert Dr Mitra M Shahidi from BMI will be on hand to answer your questions on smoking and the effect it can have on your health. Dr Mitra M Shahidi is a Consultant in General & Respiratory Medicine with a specific interest is all aspects of respiratory medicine and Tuberculosis.Read the questions and answers here.
Mr Malcolm Padwick Consultant Gynaecologist at the Spire Bushey Hospital answered questions about ovarian cancer, the different treatments and prevention.Read the questions and answers here.
Whether you currently live with diabetes or are concerned about prevention, our expert Dr Mark Vanderpump will be on hand to answer your questions.Dr Vanderpump is Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.View the questions and answers here.
In honour of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Specialist Nurse Advisor Marilena Asbury-Panaite, part of our Dedicated Nurse Service, will be answering your questions about the disease, prevention and treatment in our live chat.Please read the questions and answers here.
It's Depression awareness week between 15-19 April, so we've asked Dr Mark Winwood to join us and take your questions on depression awareness. What to look out for? treatments and how to help others.Read the questions and answers here.
Professor Stuart is Professor of Cancer Studies at Bangor University and honorary consultant medical oncologist.His main research interests are in clinical research into the assessment and development of new anti-cancer drugs and the assessment of the effects of chemotherapy. Please view the full questions and answers here.
Dawn has worked in the healthcare profession for over 20 years. 10 years of which were as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse caring for sick neonates as well as older babies and children.Please view the full questions and answers here.
Jan Vickery is the lead physiotherapist for our health services team. Jan answered your questions on what the symptoms of RSI are, how to cope with the pain and how to prevent the condition.Read the questions and answers here.
Kamilla Dougherty our Health at Hand nurse answered your questions on baby and child allergies including symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.See what she had to say here ...
During this live chat Caroline will be talking about the different types of diabetes, how to spot the warning signs and diagnosing diabetes. Also living with diabetes; spotting the signs for hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia and how to react in an emergency. Read the questions and answers here:
As part of mens' health week on the 10-16 June, we've invited one of our Dedicated Cancer Nurses' to talk about prostate and testicular cancer.Paula answered a range of different questions, concerns and queries. Read her answers here.
Denise Dallender works in our Dedicated Nurse team and will be taking your questions, in this summertime chat about travel and looking after the heart.If you're travelling this summer and need to know about heart medication or how to improve cirulation during long flights, please join us.Read the answers here:
Dr Uchenna Okoye is a London-based dentist. Uchenna believes a fantastic smile is the key to boosting confidence and with her approach of treating people holistically.Uchenna is the official dentist on Channel 4’s ’10 Years Younger’. As a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists she is at the forefront of trends and innovations and is a regular guest of BBC Breakfast.Dr Uchenna Okoye will be discussing oral cancer, along with its symptoms, causes and treatments.Read the answers here.
Maureen Chaseley is our in house Senior Dental Advisor and will be answering your questions about health and dental.The chat will look into why dental hygiene is so important for your health and how the two relate.Read the answers here.
Dr Uchenna Okoye is a London-based dentist. Uchenna believes a fantastic smile is the key to boosting confidence and with her approach of treating people holistically.Uchenna is the official dentist on Channel 4’s ’10 Years Younger’. As a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists she is at the forefront of trends and innovations and is a regular guest of BBC Breakfast.Dr Uchenna Okoye will be answering all your questions surrounding teeth cleaning products. Discussing what's good, from whitening, flossing and electric toothbrushes.Read the answers here.
BMI Healthcare's Dr Robin Northcote answered all your heart, stroke and statins questions.Dr Northcote has been performing coronary angioplasty for more than twenty years and has pioneered several interventional treatments.He has published widely on the treatment of coronary artery disease and the cardiac effects of exercise, the latter gaining international recognition.Read the answers here
Beverley Barnes from our dedicated nurse team discussed how your weight can impact on your heart's health.The live chat explored BMI, circulation and diet and their relation to heart health. Alongside this Beverley answered all your questions surrounding keeping your heart healthy through weight management. Read the answers here
Are you struggling with your weight or has your relationship with food changed?Dr Mark Winwood answerd your questions around these issues, read them here.
Dr Mark Winwood our Director of Psychological Services, Health Services was talking about positive thinking.How important is positive thinking? If it doesn't come naturally, what can you do to help maintain a positive outlook?Find out what he discussed here.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is thought to affect 2 million people in the UK and Ireland (sad.org.uk). Dr Mark Winwood was on hand to answer your questions on SAD.Read his answers here.
Finding ways to manage your mood, relax and worry less is important. Dr Mark Winwood our Director of Psychological Services provided advice and tips to help you manage your mood.This Q&A session is now finished, but you can read all the questions and answers here.
Dr Mark Winwood is clinical director for psychological health at our specialist Health Services division.Drinking alcohol during December is fairly common, but do you know how much is okay?If you're worried about your alcohol intake or someone close to you, please join Mark and ask him your concerns. Please view our Q&A here.
Have you set New Year’s resolutions around health, nutrition and exercise that you’re determined to keep to? Perhaps you’ve decided to stop drinking or smoking, or feel the need for a complete lifestyle change? If you’d like to find out how best to approach your goals and stick to them, our expert physiologist, David Williams, is going to be available on Monday 20 January to answer your questions and offer advice on how to manage your health throughout 2014.Read the full Q&A here.
As the end of January approaches are you struggling to keep yourself motivated and on track with your New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps you decided to take up jogging, or vowed to a lifestyle change this month, but you’re wondering how to do this practically and safely? Our expert physiologist, David Williams, will be available on Thursday 30 January to answer your questions and offer advice on how to set realistic goals and manage your health in the best possible way during 2014 and beyond.
People often think that it’s largely men that die from heart disease, but did you know that more women die from heart disease than breast cancer or that it is the single biggest killer of women in the UK (and kills three more times women that breast cancer). Join our chat with our Dedicated Heart nurses, Beverley Barnes and Caroline Exon, to find out more about the common misconceptions of heart disease. We’re giving you the opportunity to ask any questions about age, weight, lifestyle or any other concerns you may have about why coronary heart disease remains the UK’s single biggest killer. We’ll also be discussing primary prevention, including reducing smoking, improving diets and physical activity levels. Read the Q&A's here.
March is prostate cancer awareness month, to help raise awareness we’ve invited Denise Dallender, one of our Senior Nurse Case Managers’, within our Healthcare Solutions team to answer any questions you may have.Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Whilst the causes of prostate cancer are largely unknown, there are facts that may increase your risk of developing prostate cancer and Denise will be on hand to talk about them. Denise will also be taking questions on tests to diagnosis the condition and treatments that are available.Please view the full Q&A from this chat here.
Held every April, Depression Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with depression. Many people suffer from this debilitating illness at some point in their lives, yet it can be an isolating condition to deal with. If you’re worried that someone close to you is depressed, or you feel overwhelmed by life and would like advice on coping skills, we’re offering you the chance to talk to Dr Mark Winwood, clinical director of psychological health at AXA PPP on Wednesday 16 April.Please view the full Q&A session here.