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

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

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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...

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Health Matters: WHO hearing App (8 May 2019)

Health Matters: WHO hearing App (8 May 2019)

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Worried about your hearing? Learn about an innovative App from WHO called "hearWHO" that allows you to do a simple self-screening test using your smartphone and some headphones.

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Health Matters: The role of the dental hygienist (30 April 2019)

Health Matters: The role of the dental hygienist (30 April 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic Lausanne about ways to keep your dental costs down in Switzerland and the role of the hygienist. For more information about Dr Tho...

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Health Matters: Staying Alive App (24 April 2019)

Health Matters: Staying Alive App (24 April 2019)

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News of another free smartphone App in this week's Health Matters. It's called 'Staying Alive' and allows you to find the closest defibrillator to you – potentially anywhere in the world. Listen in...

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Health Matters:  Meningitis (16 April 2019)

Health Matters: Meningitis (16 April 2019)

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Meningitis is the topic for this episode of Health Matters. Dr Michelle explains the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Health Matters: Vacation Vaccines (9 April 2019)

Health Matters: Vacation Vaccines (9 April 2019)

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Whether you're planning your next holiday and need to know if any specific vaccines are needed or you just want to check your current vaccine status, https://www.myvaccines.ch can help. Dr Michelle...

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Health Matters: Expensive  Dentists? (2 April 2019)

Health Matters: Expensive Dentists? (2 April 2019)

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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/

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Health Matters: Cold Sores (26 March 2019)

Health Matters: Cold Sores (26 March 2019)

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Dr Michelle gives us the lowdown on cold sores - caused by a common viral infection leading to painful blisters around the mouth.

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Health Matters: Vaccines (20 March 2019)

Health Matters: Vaccines (20 March 2019)

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Did you know that ticks in all but two Swiss cantons (Geneva and Ticino) may now carry the virus causing tick-borne encephalitis? New recommendations from the Federal Office of Public Health are th...

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Health Matters: Severe food allergies (12 March 2019)

Health Matters: Severe food allergies (12 March 2019)

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Dr Michelle's last installment in her food allergy series, this time focusing on severe allergic reactions to food - otherwise known as anaphylaxis. Find out more at https://www.aha.ch

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Health Matters: Dental Care (5 March 2019)

Health Matters: Dental Care (5 March 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic about why he feels that when it comes to dental care, prevention is so important. Visit www.chd.swiss for more information.

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Health Matters: Food Intolerance 3 (4 March 2019)

Health Matters: Food Intolerance 3 (4 March 2019)

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The next installment in Dr Michelle's series on food allergies and intolerances: gluten intolerance and Coeliac disease - what's the difference, how do you know if you have it and what should you do?

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Health Matters: Kids and the Dentist (20 February 2019)

Health Matters: Kids and the Dentist (20 February 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Kamila Iwanski from Dental Team Lucerne about being a dentist for kids and how she adapts her practice to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed during their teeth check-...

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Health Matters: Dental Phobia (18 February 2019)

Health Matters: Dental Phobia (18 February 2019)

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Dr Michelle visits Dental Team Lucerne and speaks with Dr Markus Schulte about dental fear and dental phobia and what his clinic proposes to help with that. To find out more, visit www.dental-team-...

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Health Matters: Lactose Intolerance (13 February 2019)

Health Matters: Lactose Intolerance (13 February 2019)

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Continuing her lowdown on food allergy and intolerance, Dr Michelle explains about lactose intolerance - something affecting between 4 and 17% of northern Europeans.

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Health Matters Food  Allergy 2 (6 February 2019)

Health Matters Food Allergy 2 (6 February 2019)

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Dr Michelle continues her guide to food allergy and intolerance, this time looking at possible reasons why food allergy is increasing and whether you should avoid certain foods during pregnancy and...

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Health Matters:  Food Intolerance and Allergies (31 January 2019)

Health Matters: Food Intolerance and Allergies (31 January 2019)

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Food allergy and food intolerance is on the rise. In part 1 of her food allergy series, Dr Michelle looks at the difference between the two problems and some Swiss statistics.

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Health Matters: Michelle's Mountain Antics (23 January 2019)

Health Matters: Michelle's Mountain Antics (23 January 2019)

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Dr Michelle's Mountain Antics....hear about Michelle's broken ankle at the start of the ski season and some of her reflections after the event. For more information about REGA patronage, visit http...

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Health Matters: HIV 4 (17 January 2019)

Health Matters: HIV 4 (17 January 2019)

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Dr Michelle brings us the final part in her series on HIV/AIDS, this time discussing prevention, including taking medication to protect from infection.

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Health Matters: New HIV treatments (9 January 2019)

Health Matters: New HIV treatments (9 January 2019)

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Dr Michelle brings us the third show in her mini-series on HIV/AIDS, this time looking at advances in HIV treatment.

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Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part II (11 December 2018)

Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part II (11 December 2018)

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  Dr Michelle brings us part 2 in her mini-series around HIV/AIDS – in this show, she talks about HIV testing and the various test options available.  

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Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part I (4th December 2018)

Health Matters: HIV/AIDS Part I (4th December 2018)

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  World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year. In light of this, Dr Michelle brings us the first in a series of shows on HIV/AIDS, here looking at some of the latest statistics and ...

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Health Matters: Stroke act FAST (28 November 2018)

Health Matters: Stroke act FAST (28 November 2018)

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Dr Michelle explains why it's important to act FAST when a stroke is suspected.

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Health Matters: Stop Smoking App (21 November 2018)

Health Matters: Stop Smoking App (21 November 2018)

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Dr Michelle explains the lowdown on a quit-smoking App and also a dedicated quit-smoking helpline in time for any New Year resolutions...... More information about the App at https://www.stop-toba...

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