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HCA UK's most talked about

HCA Healthcare UK is often in the news. Whether it's one of our top consultants giving their views on a specific condition or a doctor offering tips and advice around a particular treatment - we always have the very best experts on hand to share their knowledge.

You can browse among a selection of articles which have appeared via local and national media outlets. You can also read the latest HCA UK news here

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October - December 2019

What might a doctor listen to during surgery?

Surgeons at London Bridge Hospital discuss the music they choose for the operating theatre.

What is cystic fibrosis and how can you manage the condition?

Dr Ranjan Suri, consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine at The Portland Hospital, tells us everything we need to know about cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition affecting the lungs and digestive system.

Ultrasounds uncovered: your guide to every pregnancy scan

A guide to all the routine scans during pregnancy with Dean Meredith, a sonographer at The Portland Hospital.

All the ways thyroid problems can affect women

From weight changes to impacting pregnancy, symptoms of an underactive or overactive thyroid can be life-changingConsultant Endocrinologist Dr Malcolm Prentice, from The Lister Hospital shares his advice.

Ice baths and cryotherapy probably don't work, says new study

Mark Wahlberg and many top sport stars swear by a spell in the cryochamber, but does it really get results?

Guide reveals how to defeat every type of headache

Pain is the most common reason for a GP appointment — not surprising, given that up to half of all Britons live with daily pain. Dr Ben Turner and Dr Giorgio Lambru offer their views.

Everything you need to know about multiple births

Mr George Attilakos, consultant obstetrician and multiple pregnancy specialist from The Portland Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK shares his expertise.

Breast cancer awareness: how to check your breasts for cancer symptoms

A new study by Bupa and HCA Healthcare UK revealed that one in four women admit they have never examined their breasts or can’t remember the last time they did.

July - September 2019

How to get rid of heartburn during pregnancy

Heartburn is not dangerous to you or your baby – but it is unpleasant. Here’s everything you need to know about heartburn during pregnancy, including how to ease the burn.

HCA hospital to hold inaugural conference on colorectal cancer

The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, will be holding the inaugural conference ‘Innovations and Debates in Colorectal Cancer: Now and the Future’ symposium on Thursday, 19 September.


Spotting blood in your urine? It could be a sign of bladder cancer

Around 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year in the UK. It’s far more common in people aged 60-plus, and men tend to be more at risk than women.

A new vaginal spa is coming to the UK

Consultant Gynaecologist Ms Shreelata Datta, gives her opinion on the opening of a new vaginal spa set to open in the UK.

How to become an orthopaedic surgeon

An interview with Dr Samantha Tross, orthopaedic surgeon at The Princess Grace Hospital.

Television presenter says injections of his own blood banished knee pain

Sunday Brunch presenter, Simon Rimmer discusses the operation carried out with Dr John Rogers.

What is the most accurate way of calculating your body fat?

Doctor Leon Creaney discusses the most accurate ways to calculate your body fat.

April - June 2019

What works best for treating hay fever in children

Dr Robert Boyle, consultant paediatric allergist at The Harley Street Clinic, discusses hay fever.

The five most common myths about autism

Dr Ben Ko, consultant in child developmental and neurodisability at The Portland Hospital discusses autism.

What happened when I checked into a runner’s MOT clinic?

The Running MOT clinic at London Bridge Hospital inspects another budding athlete keen to see how they measure up.

Tiger Woods, the "Bionic Man": The anatomy of a pieced-together champion

Professor Adrian Wilson, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Wellington Hospital offers talks about golfer Tiger Woods’ comeback from injury and surgery.

Heart attacks can happen in younger people, this is why

Dr Iqbal Malik, consultant cardiologist at The Wellington Hospital, discusses heart attacks among younger people.

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Celebrities suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum

 The symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum are explained by Robyn Coetzee, specialist dietitian at London Bridge Hospital.

Cancer warning – why you should never ignore this pain in your chest

Mr Borzoueh Mohammadi, upper GI surgeon at the London Digestive Centre, explains the warnings signs of oesophageal cancer.

Best protein powder 2019: build muscle with our tips and the best whey and vegan protein powders

Workout boosters rated for taste, vegan-friendliness and shredability

12 steps to race day success from pre-run pedicures to deep-freeze therapy

If you're considering running a marathon, or any long distance - why not consult the Running MOT clinic? at The Shard.

January - March 2019

30 ways to make this week a healthy one - even if your diary is rammed

Posture advice from Jeannette Jackson, nutritionist and wellness expert.

Cancer symptoms warning - don't ignore a persistent sore throat or trouble swallowing

Nadine Hart shares her experiences around a persistent sore throat, including the symptoms of oesophageal cancer.

Ellice Barr, from Deal, undergoes second operation to help her walk

Ellice Barr has undergone a second operation at The Portland Hospital. The girl who underwent surgery which allowed her walk.  

"Expanding" implant for patients with crumbling hip bones

Adrian Wilson, orthopaedic surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, discusses treatment for fractures of the hip.

Four women share the reality of living with endometriosis symptoms

Sharing stories of how IVF at The Lister Fertility Clinic helped her to fall pregnant.

Gynaecological hygiene: how to clean your privates

Dr Shazia Malik, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, discusses gyneagologal hygiene.

How to lower your heart age

Professor Richard Schilling, consultant cardiologist at London Bridge Hospital advises how you can make your heart "younger".

How to tell the difference between period pain and endometriosis

Dr Haider Jan, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at The Lister Hospital points out the differences between period pain and endometriosis.

"I quit drinking for a month – this is what happened to my liver"

Jadie Troy-Pryde consulted Dr. William Alazawi at London Bridge Hospital to determine whether four weeks without alcohol can make a difference to your health.

One in four women don’t check for signs of breast cancer

New research by HCA UK and BUPA has found women put themselves at risk by not checking their breasts for cancer.

Prostate cancer warning: This colour pee could be a symptom of the deadly disease

Professor Mark Emberton from The Princess Grace Hospital talks prostate cancer.

Stephen Fry: How I dodged my cancer bullet

Actor Stephen Fry underwent surgery to have his prostate removed in January 2018 at The Princess Grace Hospital.

The breakthrough five-minute test that reveals if you really need statins. Eight million Brits take the tablets each day… three readers find out if they need the cholesterol-lowering pill too.

Consultant Cardiologist Jonathan Hill, who works at London Bridge Hospital, discusses CT coronary angiogram (CTCA) scans.

World Cancer Day: What is cancer, what are the signs, and can it be prevented?

HCA Healthcare UK’s survey on checking for breast cancer. This survey was undertaken in conjunction with BUPA.

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