Articles: #healthmatters

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

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

Health matters

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

Read more
Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health matters

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

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

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

Health matters

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. ...

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

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

Health matters

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

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

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

The Breakfast Show

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.

Read more
Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

Health matters

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...

Read more
Health Matters: Flatten the curve, March 2020

Health Matters: Flatten the curve, March 2020

Health matters

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:...

Read more
Health Matters: Covid-19, be safe at work (10 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19, be safe at work (10 March 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains the new advice from the Federal Office of Public Health for workplaces, including special measures for those at higher risk of developing severe illness.

Read more
Health Matters Exercise Walk 'n' Talk  (13 February 2020)

Health Matters Exercise Walk 'n' Talk (13 February 2020)

Health matters

Exercise is the best medicine! Dr Michelle explains the health benefits of physical activity and invites listeners to join monthly Walk n'Talk for Wellbeing events - free initiatives open to an...

Read more
Health Matters: Coronavirus (29 January 2020)

Health Matters: Coronavirus (29 January 2020)

Health matters

Novel Coronavirus outbreak - Dr Michelle explains what you need to know. Find the latest updates from the World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Read more
Health Matters: What3Words app (18 December 2019)

Health Matters: What3Words app (18 December 2019)

Health matters

Tell others where you are: Dr Michelle explains about the what3words App - a global addressing system that makes it simple for users to communicate their exact location to others. Find out more at ...

Read more
Health Matters: Don't be afraid of the dentist (3 December 2019)

Health Matters: Don't be afraid of the dentist (3 December 2019)

Health matters

It's time to talk teeth again - Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinics about why we shouldn't be scared of dentists anymore. Find out more at chd.swiss

Read more
Health Matters: Rega App  (26 November 2019)

Health Matters: Rega App (26 November 2019)

Health matters

In time for the snowsports season, Dr Michelle discusses updates to the Rega smartphone App with some great new features to help the air rescue services locate you more easily in a time of need. Fi...

Read more
Health Matters: Insurance 2 (15 October 2019)

Health Matters: Insurance 2 (15 October 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks again to Louis-Marie from Helvetia International, this time about ambulance costs in Switzerland - what's covered and what's not? Find out more at https://helvetiainterna...

Read more
Health Matters: Teeth Whitening (1 October 2019)

Health Matters: Teeth Whitening (1 October 2019)

Health matters

Looking for that Hollywood smile? Dr Michelle speaks with the team from Dental Hygiene Clinics about teeth whitening. Learn more at https://www.chd.swiss/

Read more
Health Matters: Swallowed objects (10 September 2019)

Health Matters: Swallowed objects (10 September 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains what to do if your child swallows something they shouldn't!

Read more
Health Matters: Walk And Talk (3 September 2019)

Health Matters: Walk And Talk (3 September 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle reminds us how good physical activity is for us and how much we should be doing. If you live near Vevey, join her inaugural Walk n'Talk for Wellbeing iniative on Monday 9th Septembe...

Read more
Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 July 2019)

Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 July 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks with dentist Dr Robin Thomas about gum disease, or periodontitis, its dangers and how to avoid it. Find out more about Dr Thomas’s practice at https://www.chd.swiss/

Read more
Health Matters: Helping with mental health (16 May 2019)

Health Matters: Helping with mental health (16 May 2019)

Health matters

It's mental health awareness week in the UK and beyond, trying to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health. Dr Michelle speaks to Nurse Polly Pupulin about how you can help a person...

Read more
Health Matters: Expensive  Dentists? (2 April 2019)

Health Matters: Expensive Dentists? (2 April 2019)

Health matters

Do you think dental care in Switzerland is expensive? Dr Michelle speaks to Dr Robin Thomas to find out some reasons why. Find out more about Dr Thomas's practice at https://www.chd.swiss/

Read more
Health Matters: DermApp (29 October 2018)

Health Matters: DermApp (29 October 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks to Manu Singh and dermatologist Dr Patrick Perrier about DermApp - a new virtual dermatology service in Switzerland. Visit https://dermapp.ch/ for more information.

Read more
Health Matters: Heart attacks while alone (3 October 2018)

Health Matters: Heart attacks while alone (3 October 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains what to do if you're alone and having a heart attack and discusses 'cough CPR' and if it actually works.

Read more
Health Matters: Male Support (29 May 2018)

Health Matters: Male Support (29 May 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks to Carl Wahlers who has set up a local peer support group for men encouraging them to talk about issues they are facing in life. Find out more at https://www.blokesandblackdog...

Read more
Health Matters Flu (17 January 2018)

Health Matters Flu (17 January 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses 'Aussie flu' and what we can do to protect against it.

Read more
Search