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Health Matters: Rapid Testing (19 November 2020)

Health Matters: Rapid Testing (19 November 2020)

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Rapid COVID testing is now available in Switzerland. Dr Michelle explains how this works and when it may be offered to you. Find out more about COVID testing on the Federal Office of Public Health ...

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Health Matters: Twindemic - Covid and the Flu (29 October 2020)

Health Matters: Twindemic - Covid and the Flu (29 October 2020)

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Twindemic’ – together against the flu! With National Flu Vaccination Day on 6th November 2020, Dr Michelle discusses who should be vaccinated and where you can get your flu vaccine. ...

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Health Matters: Long Covid (22 October 2020)

Health Matters: Long Covid (22 October 2020)

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It is becoming evident that a proportion of people are experiencing longer-term symptoms after having tested positive for COVID-19. In this episode, Dr Michelle discusses what we know so far about ...

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Health Matters: infections on the rise (13 Oct 2020)

Health Matters: infections on the rise (13 Oct 2020)

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With the number of COVID infections on the rise, Dr Michelle explains the latest update to the Federal Office of Public Health’s media campaign - More important than ever: stop the rise in in...

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Health Matters: Mental Health (6 October 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health (6 October 2020)

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10th October marks World Mental Health Day and this year, WHO’s message is: Move for Mental Health: let’s invest. In this episode of Health Matters, Dr Michelle explains that we are ...

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Health Matters Echo 112 (9 September 2020)

Health Matters Echo 112 (9 September 2020)

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This week Dr Michelle explains about the Echo112 Medical ID App which allows us to securely store important medical information and an electronic donor card that can be accessed by medical personal...

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Health Matters: Is your mask compliant? (2 September 2020)

Health Matters: Is your mask compliant? (2 September 2020)

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As more and more Cantons in Switzerland are making mask wearing compulsory in certain situations, Dr Michelle looks at fabric (or textile) masks and how to make sure yours is compliant. For more in...

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Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

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Help to break the chains of transmission of COVID-19 by downloading the SwissCovid App from 25th June. Dr Michelle explains how the App works as a complement to conventional contact tracing.

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Health Matters: Mental Health 2 (10 June 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health 2 (10 June 2020)

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In the second in her series of Mental Health Matters shows, Dr Michelle talks about one of the most common mental illnesses, depression. She recommends watching Matthew Johnstone’s “I h...

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Health Matters:  Mental Health 1 (4 June 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health 1 (4 June 2020)

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Dr Michelle’s first in a series of shows around mental health. In this episode, she looks at the definitions of mental health and mental illness and some important statistics showing how comm...

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Health Matters: Ticks (27 May 2020)

Health Matters: Ticks (27 May 2020)

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Medical consultations for tick bites during January to April were more than double figures for the same period in 2018 and 2019. Dr Michelle explains possible reasons and reminds us about the impor...

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Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

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We’re now into week 2 of return to school for many and the second phase of lockdown easing but Dr Michelle reminds us that we shouldn’t get complacent. She explains the 8 recommendation...

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Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

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Dr Michelle discusses face masks: When should you wear one? What type of mask should you wear and what other things should you think about?    

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Health Matters: Should you get tested? (28 April 2020)

Health Matters: Should you get tested? (28 April 2020)

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COVID-19 – should I be tested before I return to work? Dr Michelle answers this and some other frequently asked questions about testing.

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Health Matters: Hay Fever or Covid-19? pt 2 (23 April 2020)

Health Matters: Hay Fever or Covid-19? pt 2 (23 April 2020)

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Dr Michelle discusses hay fever treatments and some resources to keep a check on circulating pollen counts in Switzerland. Visit www.pollenundallergie.ch or download the Pollen News App for iPhone ...

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Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

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Hay fever and COVID-19 – how can I tell the difference and am I more likely to get severe infection? Dr Michelle explains all.

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Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

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In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle gives a shout out to the Five Up smartphone App, a way of connecting neighbourhoods and communities together so that they can help and support each other, partic...

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Health Matters: Covid-19 and Pregnancy (7 April 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 and Pregnancy (7 April 2020)

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Dr Michelle discusses COVID-19 and pregnancy, including effects on antenatal care and care during labour and birth.

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Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

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Dr Michelle discusses antibody testing for COVID-19, its relevance, and how antibody testing is being used in Switzerland at the moment.

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Health Matters: Covid-19 Psychological Health  (31 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 Psychological Health (31 March 2020)

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Dr Michelle speaks with psychological counsellor Susanna Harkonen about self-help strategies to manage fear and anxiety around COVID-19 plus hears about the counselling that Susanna offers online. ...

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Health Matters: Covid-19: Ali's story (25 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19: Ali's story (25 March 2020)

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Listen in to Dr Michelle’s conversation with Ali about her personal experience with COVID-19

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Health Matters: Adapting to Corona Virus stress (23 March 2020)

Health Matters: Adapting to Corona Virus stress (23 March 2020)

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As home schooling enters its second week in Switzerland and those of us who can are continuing to adapt to teleworking, Dr Michelle talks about coping with stress at this difficult time.

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Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

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Dr Michelle explains the advice to avoid ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms – take paracetamol instead. You can find a list of ibuprofen and paracetamol-based drugs available in Switzerland from...

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Health Matters: Flatten the curve, March 2020

Health Matters: Flatten the curve, March 2020

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In a special Health Matters COVID-19 update, Dr Michelle explains why we need to ‘stay at home’ and also about the Corona Check online tool if we’re worried about symptoms: https:...

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