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Carer Story: Dealing with burn injuries

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It pays to be prepared for emergencies: most injuries happen at home in an instant, says Virginia Linton, who was ill prepared when her partner was seriously burned. It began…

Special Beds: Tips and Advice

When it comes to specialist beds, retail outlets are fast catching up with traditional suppliers of medical equipment. Diana Noonan scouts around to find bed options that are ‘just right’.…

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Home Safety: First Aid Knowhow!

What would you do if you found someone lying unconscious, who was choking, or may have suffered from an overdose? You never know when you might need to give urgent…

Healthcare Directives: Making Your Wishes Count

By Andrée Talbot As you head towards your senior years, you may start thinking about what options you have to let others know how you would like to address end…

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Publication: Good Medical Practice

The Medical Council’s publication Good Medical Practice sets out the standards the public and the profession expect a competent doctor to meet. These standards have been developed through discussion with…

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Health Genealogy

We often look at a newborn baby and marvel at how he has his grandmother’s eyes or her father’s chin, but we don’t typically wonder what else may have been…

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Research: Families Providing Complex Chronic Care (USA) 2012

A US report issued by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) shows that 46% of family carers perform medical and nursing tasks for a loved…