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Five things you need to know about ‘frozen shoulder’

‘Frozen shoulder’ is a debilitating condition where your shoulder becomes painful and stiff. But how does this condition come about and what can be done to treat it? What are the tell-tale signs that you may have frozen shoulder? And what else do you need to know about this little-known condition? Dr James Sarkodieh, Consultant Radiologist at The Holly Private Hospital, takes a closer look.

5 things you need to know about having a knee replacement

Total knee replacement is now a common procedure with a high success rate that can relieve arthritis pain and help people to walk easier. But what do you need to know if you are considering the procedure? Mr Mandeep Lamba, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Holly Private Hospital explains.

Top 11 frequently asked questions about acne

Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. Chances are you’ve either heard of the disease, had it yourself or know someone who has been affected by it. Dr Namita Jasani, Consultant Dermatologist at The Holly, answers some of the top frequently asked questions about acne.

Exercising post-pandemic: the benefits of restarting physical activity

Current national guidelines recommend 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise such as brisk walking or swimming 5 times a week. But how does this level of activity benefit your health? Dr Simon Donnelly, Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician at The Holly Private Hospital, sets out the benefits.

Making a difference: Our Rapid Access Breast Clinic

At award-winning The Holly Private Hospital in Buckhurst Hill, cancer care has continued throughout the pandemic. Sally Shanley, Breast Care Nurse Specialist at The Holly, discusses the hospital’s cancer services and talks through the innovative One-stop Breast Clinic.

Orthopaedics

Five things you need to know about ‘frozen shoulder’

‘Frozen shoulder’ is a debilitating condition where your shoulder becomes painful and stiff. But how does this condition come about and what can be done to treat it? What are the tell-tale signs that you may have frozen shoulder? And what else do you need to know about this little-known condition? Dr James Sarkodieh, Consultant Radiologist at The Holly Private Hospital, takes a closer look.

5 things you need to know about having a knee replacement

Total knee replacement is now a common procedure with a high success rate that can relieve arthritis pain and help people to walk easier. But what do you need to know if you are considering the procedure? Mr Mandeep Lamba, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Holly Private Hospital explains.

Covid-19

Exercising post-pandemic: the benefits of restarting physical activity

Current national guidelines recommend 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise such as brisk walking or swimming 5 times a week. But how does this level of activity benefit your health? Dr Simon Donnelly, Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician at The Holly Private Hospital, sets out the benefits.

Hair loss during the pandemic – an unexpected symptom

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are by now well known – a persistent cough, a high temperature and loss of taste or smell. But some people who have been infected with Covid-19 have also reported a new long-term effect: hair loss. But how do you define hair loss and what could be the cause of this increase in people reporting hair loss? Dr Rina Davison, Consultant Endocrinologist at The Holly, takes a closer look.

Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs with Aspen Medical Director, Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.

Ophthalmology

Diabetic retinopathy – causes, symptoms and treatment

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. But how does diabetic retinopathy come about, what are the symptoms and how can it be treated? We speak to leading eye expert at The Holly, Mr Hadi Zambarakji (Consultant Ophthalmologist), about the condition.

Four facts about glaucoma, the ‘silent enemy of sight’

While many people have heard of the eye condition known as glaucoma, few know that it can have a very serious effect on eye health. Even fewer people know that it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. We speak with leading eye expert and Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Ian Subak-Sharpe, from The Holly Private Hospital, about the condition.

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Top 11 frequently asked questions about acne

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Making a difference: Our Rapid Access Breast Clinic

At award-winning The Holly Private Hospital in Buckhurst Hill, cancer care has continued throughout the pandemic. Sally Shanley, Breast Care Nurse Specialist at The Holly, discusses the hospital’s cancer services and talks through the innovative One-stop Breast Clinic.

Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs with Aspen Medical Director, Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.