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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: 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 Covid 18 March 2020

Health Matters Covid 18 March 2020

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In today’s special Health Matters update, Dr Michelle discusses COVID-19 symptoms based on what we know so far.

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

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

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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.

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Health Matters: Corona Virus. Advice to protect yourself  (3 March 2020)

Health Matters: Corona Virus. Advice to protect yourself (3 March 2020)

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With the number of cases of Coronavirus continuing to increase in Switzerland and the situation changing every day, the most important thing for all of us is to stay calm and do our best to protect...

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Health Matters: Corona Virus, protect yourself.

Health Matters: Corona Virus, protect yourself.

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As fears about Coronavirus mount, Dr Michelle explains how we can best protect ourselves and others against infection. Find information from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health about the late...

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

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

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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...

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Health Matters: Corona virus pt 2 (4 February 2020)

Health Matters: Corona virus pt 2 (4 February 2020)

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Coronavirus update: Dr Michelle discusses the current advice from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and explains about 2 Coronavirus hotlines: For the public - 058 463 0000 For travellers ...

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Health Matters: Corona Virus 2 (4 February 2020)

Health Matters: Corona Virus 2 (4 February 2020)

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Coronavirus update: Dr Michelle discusses the current advice from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and explains about 2 Coronavirus hotlines: For the public - 058 463 0000 For travellers...

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Health Matters: Coronavirus (29 January 2020)

Health Matters: Coronavirus (29 January 2020)

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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

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Health Matters:  Mountain safety (22 January 2020)

Health Matters: Mountain safety (22 January 2020)

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With the snow sports season in full swing, Dr Michelle reminds us about mountain safety to make sure you’re prepared should the worst happen and you, or someone else in your group, has an accident.

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Health Matters: January Blues (15 January 2020)

Health Matters: January Blues (15 January 2020)

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Is it the January blues or could it be depression? Dr Michelle explains the difference between the two and that depression is much more common than you may think. To learn more about the symptoms o...

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Health Matters: What3Words app (18 December 2019)

Health Matters: What3Words app (18 December 2019)

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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 ...

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