Child nursing is a role that carries a lot of responsibilities – as well as looking after your little patient’s health, you’ll also be expected to tend to the family’s needs, answering questions and exercising tact and empathy every step of the way. It can be stressful, but it’s also hugely rewarding – every child is different and you’ll never stop learning while you work.
To decide whether it’s right for you, take a quick look at our guide to the field – your new career could be right in front of you! Continue reading
If you’ve recently taken up running, you’ve probably already heard about some of the injuries you can pick up. From runner’s knee and Achilles tendonitis to shin splints and regular old blisters, you’re almost certain to encounter them at some point or other – and without the proper rest and recovery time, they could put a serious dent in your training schedule.
Many running injuries stem from trying to do too much, too soon. New runners often get over-confident when their fitness starts improving, and push themselves to run longer and longer distances before their bodies are ready. While there’s nothing wrong with a bit of enthusiasm, it’s important to learn to listen to your body and ease off if you’re feeling the strain.
If this isn’t the case, the problem could lie with your feet: or more accurately, what you’re wearing on them. You may have already heard about “pronation” – that is, the way your feet strike the ground, roll and absorb impact while you’re running – and that runners tend to fall into the three categories of normal pronators, underpronators and overpronators according to their foot type. Continue reading
Hearing aids can greatly improve a person’s quality of life if they’re hard of hearing – while hearing loss is difficult to recognise, the difference when it’s improved again with the help of an aid is incredible, and most hearing aid wearers report a sense of “relief” when wearing one. There are different ways you can get hold of a hearing aid in the UK, either through the NHS or a private company – so which one is best?
Before you register for any kind of hearing aid you will need to have a test carried out. While the NHS offers this service for free, many private companies will charge for it – however, some businesses such as Amplifon do offer free hearing tests across the UK. After a hearing test, a cast will be made of your ear so that the hearing aid can be fitted. Continue reading
Some celebs might still remain tight-lipped when they’ve had a nip or tuck but cosmetic surgery has definitely become far less of a taboo in recent years. That said, when people go under the knife for a boob or nose job, tummy tuck or even liposuction, they are having an operation and undergoing anaesthetic and as such, it’s important to prepare sensibly.
Your recovery and preparation schedule will depend on the operation you’re going in for and a good surgeon will guide you through this in your initial consultations. In addition you might find it useful to chat to other surgery patients using forums. Many clinics will even arrange for you to speak to a previous patient who has had the same procedure so they can give you a realistic overview of treatment from start to finish. Continue reading
Reading glasses have been used by people with poor sight for centuries, while contact lenses have been a modern development and help people around the world see with a greater amount of confidence and comfort. However, these are not the best long-term options if you want true freedom; far from it. Developments in laser eye surgery have allowed for people to experience dependability on their natural vision, overcoming long and short-sightedness as well as astigmatism.
One of the most popular treatments for eyes that is offered by clinics up and down the country is LASIK. The process, which is short-form for “laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis”, works wonderfully well to correct any eye problems. What’s more, most people who have the procedure can return to Continue reading