Sunshine and Your Eyes

Sunshine and Your Eyes Spring is here, and along with that comes longer days with more sunshine. Our eyes are one area that is very susceptible to UV damage. Excessive UV exposure can hasten the development of cataracts, increase the risk of macular degeneration, and cause benign growths on the surface of the eye. Sunshine…

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Assessing a Bang to the Head in the Outdoors

Assessing a Bang to the Head in the Outdoors Your friend has taken a tumble and banged their head. Is it serious or not? How do we know? The simple answer is it is difficult to diagnose a serious head injury. Of course what we would like to do is see inside the skull to…

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Advice On Recognising and Treating Concussion

Advice On Recognising and Treating Concussion In this week’s blog ‘Advice On Recognising and Treating Concussion’ I’m updating a post we published earlier this year with some fresh information and resources that have become available for the recognition and treatment of concussion.  Brain Injuries including concussion are again in the headlines, with the Rugby World…

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Advice on Adder Bites

Advice on Adder Bites Statistically you have more chance of being killed by a wasp than dying from a strike from Britain’s only venomous snake. The last death from an Adder bite in the UK was in 1975, when a five-year-old boy was bitten. This was in the Trossachs in Scotland. Adders do bite people…

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