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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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Health Matters:  Blood Donation (29 August 2017)

Health Matters: Blood Donation (29 August 2017)

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Dr Michelle discusses blood donation in Switzerland and how to find out where you can give blood locally. Visit www.transfusion.ch for more details.

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Health Matters: Insect Stings (27 June 2017)

Health Matters: Insect Stings (27 June 2017)

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Beware of stinging insects! Enjoy your al fresco summer dining safe in the knowledge of what to do if those bees or wasps attack. Dr Michelle explains all.

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Health Matters: HIV survival (20 June 2017)

Health Matters: HIV survival (20 June 2017)

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A person living with HIV today can expect near normal life-expectancy provided they are started on modern anti-retroviral treatment early and that they adhere to this treatment. Dr Michelle explain...

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Health Matters: Hike for Cancer (13 June 2017)

Health Matters: Hike for Cancer (13 June 2017)

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Dr Michelle is joined by Thea Marais, one of the professional counsellors from the English Speaking Cancer Association. They discuss a new support activity offered by ESCA: a series of hikes in the...

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Health Matters: Echo App (6 June 2017)

Health Matters: Echo App (6 June 2017)

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Dr Michelle gives us an update on developments with the Echo112 Pocket Lifesaver mobile phone App. She also describes a new App launched by the same company: the Echo112 First Responder App. This n...

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Traumatic Brain Injury - Jo's story

Traumatic Brain Injury - Jo's story

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On this month's Health Matters, Dr Michelle Wright talks to Jo Dalton who suffered a major brain injury 17 years ago. Due to poor initial advice, Jo has been suffering with forgetfulness, confu...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 3 (17 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 3 (17 May 2017)

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The third of four shows discussing traumatic brain injuries. Once again, Dr Michelle Wright is joined by traumatic brain injury survivor Jo Dalton and also Dr Rolf Frischknecht who works in neurore...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 4 (24 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 4 (24 May 2017)

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Dr Michelle is joined by Jo Dalton for the last in the series on traumatic brain injury. They talk to Dr Andy Tyerman, consultant clinical neuropsychologist and trustee for Headway, a UK charity th...

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Health Matters Brain Injury 2 (10 May 2017)

Health Matters Brain Injury 2 (10 May 2017)

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The second in a series of shows on traumatic brain injuries. Dr Michelle Wright and traumatic brain injury survivor Jo Dalton hear from Dr Rolf Frischknecht who works in neurorehabilitation at Laus...

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Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

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The first in a series of shows about traumatic brain injury. In this show, we hear Jo's personal story - Jo has been living with traumatic brain injury and its effects for the last 17 years.

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Health Matters: The Treatment Room  (26 April 2017)

Health Matters: The Treatment Room (26 April 2017)

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Dr Michelle talks with David Lewis, British-trained osteopath, who works with the Swiss Olympic Team and also offers treatments to the general public out of The Treatment Room in Geneva.

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Health Matters: Pregnancy 4 (18 April 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy 4 (18 April 2017)

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In this final part of the series on preparing for the birth of your new baby in Switzerland, midwife Polly Pupulin gives her top tips for expectant parents. Find out more about Polly's Birth Pre...

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Health Matters: Pregnancy 3 (11 April 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy 3 (11 April 2017)

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The third in a series of shows helping expectant parents get ready for their new arrival. This time, Dr Michelle discusses breast feeding with Midwife Polly Pupulin. More information about Inter...

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Health Matters: Pregnancy 2 ( 5 April 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy 2 ( 5 April 2017)

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Part 2 in a series of 4 shows aimed at expectant parents, or those planning pregnancy, living in Switzerland. Dr Michelle Wright is joined by Midwife Polly Pupulin who shares her advice about ...

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Health Matters: Pregnancy Care 1 (27 March 2017)

Health Matters: Pregnancy Care 1 (27 March 2017)

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Dr Michelle Wright is joined by Midwife Polly Pupulin for the first in a series of 4 shows aimed at expectant parents, or those planning pregnancy, living in Switzerland. This show looks at the...

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Heath Matters: Nosebleeds (20 March 2017)

Heath Matters: Nosebleeds (20 March 2017)

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Dr Michelle talks about nosebleeds in children: what causes them, First Aid measures and what to do for recurrent nosebleeds.

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Health Matters: Cold Sores (6 March 2017)

Health Matters: Cold Sores (6 March 2017)

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Cold sores - or oral herpes - Dr Michelle gives us the low-down.

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Health Matters: Breast Screening (27 February 2017)

Health Matters: Breast Screening (27 February 2017)

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Dr Michelle explains about the pros and cons of breast cancer screening and the breast cancer screening programmes that run in many cantons across Switzerland. For more information visit www.swissc...

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