When we hear the word ‘play’ we usually think that means taking a break from learning. But for children, play is learning. You may be under the impression that those first few games of ‘peek-a-boo’ did little more than melt your heart, but in this blog we’re exploring how play can develop your child’s speech, language and communication skills with the help of expert speech & language therapist, Mrs Leona Talsma.
We all know smoking is NOT as glamorous as Olivia Newton John made it out to be. But the process of stopping smoking can be immensely difficult and a number of smokers struggle to quit on their first attempt. If you haven’t taken the first steps on your journey towards a smoke-free life this Stoptober, we hope this blog helps you begin your journey. Here are some of the most manageable ways to quit.
Spanning almost half a millennium, the integration of blood transfusion into society faced many twist and turns. Today, it is a standard medical procedure that saves thousands of lives every year. Though the sight of a syringe may make you queasy, blood donations help make transfusion possible. As Halloween approaches, make sure any donations you do decide to make are taken by healthcare professionals and not a person referring to themselves as ‘Count’…
For Infection Prevention Week, we’ve written some of our top tips on how to avoid the flu below, so that you can reduce your risk of suddenly feeling bunged up with a nasty cough and cold or worse. Anyone not observing these tips in our office will find themselves on the receiving end of passive-aggressive side-eyes until further notice.
When it comes to food, nothing draws us in quite like calories. It’s what we stare at on the back of a chocolate bar and the first thing we brag about when trying to lose weight. But is healthy eating really as simple as consuming the right number of calories? With the help of expert dietitian, Ms Claire Fudge, we’re dissecting the role of the calorie.
There are a lot of myths about lower back pain, a major cause of sickness absence from work around the world. In a bid to help both clinicians and patients, and drawing on a campaign by the Irish Society of Physiotherapists, Medstars and consultant spinal surgeon, Mr Mushtaque Ishaque, debunk the myths and provide advice about the most effective treatment.