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Health Matters: Frontier Ambulances (22 October 2019)

Health Matters: Frontier Ambulances (22 October 2019)

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Listen in to Dr Michelle's conversation with insurance expert Louis-Marie from Helvetia International getting the lowdown on frontaliers with Swiss health insurance and whether an ambulance will ta...

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Health Matters: Insurance 2 (15 October 2019)

Health Matters: Insurance 2 (15 October 2019)

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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...

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Health Matters: Health Insurance (8 October 2019)

Health Matters: Health Insurance (8 October 2019)

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Dr Michelle talks to Louis-Marie from Helvetia International about getting the best health insurance coverage for your new baby. Contact Louis-Marie through https://helvetiainternational.com/homepa...

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Health Matters: Teeth Whitening (1 October 2019)

Health Matters: Teeth Whitening (1 October 2019)

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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/

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Health Matters: Mental health first aid  (24 September 2019)

Health Matters: Mental health first aid (24 September 2019)

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Dr Michelle talks with Roger Staub from Pro Mente Sana about the launch of Mental Health First Aid training in English in Switzerland. Find out more at https://ensa.swiss/fr/ and https://www.health...

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Health Matters: Amputations (17 September 2019)

Health Matters: Amputations (17 September 2019)

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It was World First Aid day on 14th September so Dr Michelle covers a First Aid topic in this week's show. But not for the faint hearted... the First Aid for an amputated limb or digit.

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Health Matters: Swallowed objects (10 September 2019)

Health Matters: Swallowed objects (10 September 2019)

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

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Health Matters: Walk And Talk (3 September 2019)

Health Matters: Walk And Talk (3 September 2019)

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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...

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Health Matters: Bad Breath (27 August 2019)

Health Matters: Bad Breath (27 August 2019)

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Dr Michelle is back after the Summer break talking with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic all about halitosis, or bad breath, and what you can do to avoid falling victim!

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Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 July 2019)

Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 July 2019)

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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/

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Health Matters: Heat! (26 June 2019)

Health Matters: Heat! (26 June 2019)

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It's hot, hot, hot out there.....Dr Michelle explains about heat-related illness and gives her top tips on staying cool during this heatwave.

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Health Matters: Sprains (18 June 2019)

Health Matters: Sprains (18 June 2019)

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As the sun has finally decided to come out and it's time to dust off the hiking boots, Dr Michelle reminds us of the First Aid for strains and sprains.

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Health Matters: Fainting (11 June 2019)

Health Matters: Fainting (11 June 2019)

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Fainting in a nutshell - why it happens, what First Aid to carry out and when further investigation is needed.

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Health Matters: Teeth Scaling (5 June 2019)

Health Matters: Teeth Scaling (5 June 2019)

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Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic about the importance of regular teeth scaling and taking your mind off it by watching Netflix! Find out more about Dr Thomas's pra...

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Health Matters: Measles in Switzerland (29 May 2019)

Health Matters: Measles in Switzerland (29 May 2019)

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Cases of measles are up so far this year in Switzerland with almost an 8-fold increase compared to 2018. Dr Michelle explains reasons why. Check your own measles risk here: http://www.stopmasern-ri...

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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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