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Health Matters: Restart a Heart Day (15 October 2018)

Health Matters: Restart a Heart Day (15 October 2018)

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16th October every year marks Restart a Heart Day. The aim this year is to spread the word that every citizen of the world could save a person's life if their heart has stopped beating by rememberi...

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Health Matters: Health events coming up  (8 October 2018)

Health Matters: Health events coming up (8 October 2018)

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Some health-related events coming to a place near you! For more information: www.blokesandblackdogs.ch www.cancersupport.ch www.swisscancerscreening.ch https://www.hug-ge.ch/evenement/journee-cvc

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Health Matters: Heart attacks while alone (3 October 2018)

Health Matters: Heart attacks while alone (3 October 2018)

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Dr Michelle explains what to do if you're alone and having a heart attack and discusses 'cough CPR' and if it actually works.

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Health Matters: Animal Bites (26 September 2018)

Health Matters: Animal Bites (26 September 2018)

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On this week's show - what to do if bitten by an animal?

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Health Matters: Suicide Prevention day (11 September 2018)

Health Matters: Suicide Prevention day (11 September 2018)

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10th September every year marks World Suicide Prevention Day. This week, Dr Michelle discusses some statistics highlighting the work still needed around suicide prevention plus explains about a new...

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Health Matters: Echo 112 app (4 September 2018)

Health Matters: Echo 112 app (4 September 2018)

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Dr Michelle reminds us about a potentially life-saving App that takes the pressure out of remembering the emergency services numbers and transmits your exact location to them. Find out more about t...

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New and improved DAB signal in Zurich!

New and improved DAB signal in Zurich!

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We've switched on new transmitters covering central Zurich!

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Health Matters: School's Out for Summer (2 July 2018)

Health Matters: School's Out for Summer (2 July 2018)

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Dr Michelle Wright has some advice if you plan to travel this summer. www.safetravel.ch

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Health Matters: School's Out! (2 July 2018)

Health Matters: School's Out! (2 July 2018)

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Schools out for Summer and Dr Michelle explains her tips to prepare for a healthy vacation, wherever you may be travelling. Visit www.safetravel.ch for more information.

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Health Matters Ticks 3 (26 June 2018)

Health Matters Ticks 3 (26 June 2018)

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In the final part of this series, Dr Michelle discusses tick bite prevention and also how to remove a tick if you are bitten. Download a free App in English about ticks in Switzerland for more info...

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Health Matters Ticks 2 (21 June 2018)

Health Matters Ticks 2 (21 June 2018)

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The second in Dr Michelle's series about ticks and the possible problems their bites can cause for humans. In this show, tick-borne encephalitis is explained including the vaccine that can protect ...

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Health Matters: Ticks 1 (13 June 2018)

Health Matters: Ticks 1 (13 June 2018)

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The first of 3 shows about ticks in Switzerland and neighbouring France. This week, Dr Michelle explains about Lyme disease - an infection that can be passed on by ticks.

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Health Matters: Nosebleeds (5 June 2018)

Health Matters: Nosebleeds (5 June 2018)

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Dr Michelle reminds us about the First Aid for nosebleeds, with a particular focus on nosebleeds in children and what to do about recurrent nosebleeds.

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Health Matters: Male Support (29 May 2018)

Health Matters: Male Support (29 May 2018)

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Dr Michelle speaks to Carl Wahlers who has set up a local peer support group for men encouraging them to talk about issues they are facing in life. Find out more at https://www.blokesandblackdog...

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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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