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Health Matters! Asperger's Part 2 (21 May 2018)

Health Matters! Asperger's Part 2 (21 May 2018)

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In the second show in the series, Dr Michelle learns more about Cassandra, a support group for spouses and partners of people with Asperger Syndrome. Find out more at www.cassie.ch.

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Health Matters: Asperger's Part 1 (14 May 2018)

Health Matters: Asperger's Part 1 (14 May 2018)

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In the first of 2 shows, Dr Michelle learns about Cassandra, a self-help group for spouses and partners of people with Asperger Syndrome (or high functioning autism) in Suisse Romande. In this show...

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Health Matters: Sprains (17 April 2018)

Health Matters: Sprains (17 April 2018)

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Spring is definitely in the air - time to get your running or hiking shoes out? Dr Michelle discusses the First Aid for sprains and strains just in case....

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Health Matters: Fainting (10 April 2018)

Health Matters: Fainting (10 April 2018)

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Dr Michelle explains all about fainting - what causes it, what First Aid you should carry out and when fainting needs further investigation.

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Health Matters: Hay Fever (3 April 2018)

Health Matters: Hay Fever (3 April 2018)

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With the pollen season upon us, Dr Michelle shares her top tips for hay fever sufferers. For Swiss specific information and current circulating pollen levels, visit www.pollenundallergie.ch or down...

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Health Matters: Measles (27 March 2018)

Health Matters: Measles (27 March 2018)

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Measles cases are on the rise in Europe and Switzerland is one of the countries reported to have had a large outbreak during 2017. In this show, Dr Michelle looks at measles symptoms and prevention.

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Health Matters: Heart Attack (14 March 2018)

Health Matters: Heart Attack (14 March 2018)

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Is there a difference between men and women when it comes to heart attack symptoms. In this week's show, Dr Michelle explains all.

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Health Matters: Helping Hand (28 February 2018)

Health Matters: Helping Hand (28 February 2018)

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Listen in to hear Dr Michelle explaining about a 24 hour phone number in Switzerland offering a listening ear to people in need. Find out more at www.143.ch

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Health Matters: Poison phone number (21 February 2018)

Health Matters: Poison phone number (21 February 2018)

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Dr Michelle explains about the 145 emergency poisoning number and when you should call it. Find out more about Tox Info Suisse here: http://toxinfo.ch/

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Health Matters: Ski Safety 2 (12 February 2018)

Health Matters: Ski Safety 2 (12 February 2018)

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The second show looking at the safety aspects of snow sports. Dr Michelle explains essential emergency numbers to know when you're up in the mountains and what to do if an accident happens.

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Health Matters: Mountain Safety (5 February 2018)

Health Matters: Mountain Safety (5 February 2018)

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The first of 2 shows where Dr Michelle looks at the safety aspects of snowsports. Find a list of retailers who will check your skis and boards and mark your kit with the 'ski vignette' at www.skivi...

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Health Matters: Seizures (30 January 2018)

Health Matters: Seizures (30 January 2018)

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Dr Michelle explains the different types of seizures and the First Aid we should know about.

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Health Matters: Man Flu (23 January 2018)

Health Matters: Man Flu (23 January 2018)

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Dr Michelle discusses the concept of man flu - is it a real phenomenon?

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Health Matters Flu (17 January 2018)

Health Matters Flu (17 January 2018)

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

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Health Matters: Ovarian Cancer (6 Dec 2017)

Health Matters: Ovarian Cancer (6 Dec 2017)

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Dr Michelle explains the symptoms of ovarian cancer and why it's important to detect this type of cancer early.

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Health Matters: Insurance (25 Oct 2017)

Health Matters: Insurance (25 Oct 2017)

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The first in a mini-series of shows unravelling the Swiss health insurance. Dr Michelle Wright is joined by insurance expect David Renard.

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Health Matters Insurance 2  (1 November 2017)

Health Matters Insurance 2 (1 November 2017)

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The second in a mini-series looking at Swiss health insurance. Dr Michelle and David Renard from MyProject www.myproject.pro discuss what things to take into consideration to keep your basic health...

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Health Matters Insurance 4 (15 November 2017)

Health Matters Insurance 4 (15 November 2017)

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The last in the mini-series looking at Swiss health insurance. Accident insurance the topic of this show. Dr Michelle speaks once more to David Renard.

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Health Matters: Meningitis (17 October 2017)

Health Matters: Meningitis (17 October 2017)

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Dr Michelle explains all about meningitis: its causes, a symptoms checklist and its treatment and prevention.

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Health Matters: Cancer awareness month  (11 Oct 2017)

Health Matters: Cancer awareness month (11 Oct 2017)

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October marks breast cancer awareness month. Dr Michelle invited Kate Parkyn into the studio to talk about her breast cancer journey and how the diagnosis actually led her and her family to a healt...

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Health Matters: World Heart Day (29 Sept 2017)

Health Matters: World Heart Day (29 Sept 2017)

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29th September 2017 marks World Heart Day. Visit www.worldheartday.org to share how you power your heart with the aim of inspiring millions of other ...

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Health Matters: HPV Vaccine (20 Sept 2017)

Health Matters: HPV Vaccine (20 Sept 2017)

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The HPV vaccine has been offered to girls and young women to protect against cervical cancer since 2007. Dr Michelle explains why the same vaccine is now offered to boys and young men.

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Health Matters: Transplants (11 September 2017)

Health Matters: Transplants (11 September 2017)

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Do you carry a donor card? Dr Michelle explains the various ways to make your feelings about organ donation known in Switzerland. Find out more: swisstransplant.org. 

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Health Matters: Stem Cells (4 September 2017)

Health Matters: Stem Cells (4 September 2017)

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If you can't donate blood in Switzerland, maybe you could consider becoming a stem cell donor. Dr Michelle Wright explains how. See www.transfusion.ch for more details.

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