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THE PERILS OF NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP

Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health. Sleep isn’t shut down. While you rest, your brain stays busy, overseeing a wide...

THE HEALTH COSTS OF STRESS

With statistics suggesting one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and reports, such as that by not-for-profit health insurance company BHSF, stating two thirds of the UK’s working population are kept awake by stress at...

GP WARNS OF THE DANGERS OF ‘PRESENTEEISM’

Employers should be alert to the hidden dangers of ‘presenteeism’ among their staff, a local GP warned this week. Dr Nick Tait, who divides his time between his Leamington NHS surgery and TFJ Private GP Services, a private medical group of doctors based at the nearby...

THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN

We all know that vitamins are vital to the health of our muscles, bones, teeth and organs but recently the spotlight has shone on how one particular vitamin also impacts our immune system. We’ve recently discovered that vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, is...

LEAMINGTON GPS URGE AWARENESS OVER MENINGITIS B

TFJ Private GP Services are offering a full-service Meningitis B consultation to parents whose children don’t qualify for the vaccination on the NHS. For the past 18 months, the Meningitis B vaccination has been offered as part of the routine NHS vaccine schedule for...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE?

With another New Year, another set of New Year’s resolutions will be made and, in all likelihood, broken! But could this be the time to take a look at your health and make a change for the better? The majority of resolutions will fail due to the setting of unrealistic...

WHY DO I PREFER CRISPS TO CHOCOLATE?

There is growing evidence that obesity is, in part, gene related and that specific genes influence our feelings of satiety, and our tendencies to overeat.   A recent study from Cambridge University, however, has suggested that not only might certain genes be linked to...

WHY DO I KEEP GETTING A COLD?

One of the most common presentations at our practices during the Winter months is patients with coughs and colds.  Year on year, people present with runny noses, aches and pains, coughs, temperatures, and the hope that we can cure them of their Winter ailments.  For...