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World Menopause Day 2019 with Miss Choy Lee

  October 18th is World Menopause Day.  The first World Menopause Day started on October 18th, 2016 one year after the publication of the first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the menopause by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.  Since then, World Menopause Day has been held on October 18th every year.  …


Mr Bal Dhinsa discusses common foot & ankle injuries in amateur athletes

Mr Bal Dhinsa, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital addresses common foot and ankle injuries which are often seen with amateur athletes.    Lateral Ligament Injury This typically occurs when the foot is rolled inwards, either from a mis-step or following a tackle. The injury tends to be worse if the foot…


What is Sports Massage? And how can it help me?

by Rosie Dixon, Sports Massage Therapist I often hear there is nothing better than the feeling of relief after an intense sports massage! Commonly associated with Elite athletes as an unmissable part of their physical conditioning regime, to improve performance and boost recovery, sports massage Is a deep and effective way to reduce tension in the muscles and…


One Ashford raises money for local charity ‘Find a Voice’

  Today, we were delighted to present a cheque for £300 to Find a Voice who are a small, community focused local charity, supporting both adults and children who suffer from a severe speech or communication difficulty.  The charity which was set up in 1996 provides advice, support and loans of specialist equipment free of charge…


Knee Replacement – Fact vs. Fiction with Mr Chan Jeer

  The knee is the largest hinge joint within the body and over 70,000 knee replacements are carried out in England and Wales each year.  Mr Chan Jeer, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital explains treatment options available, before requiring knee replacement surgery and what the future holds for those who undergo the procedure….


What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty surgery is now available at One Ashford Hospital, but what exactly does it involve?   Consultant Plastic Surgeon Miss Anita Hazari explains what is involved in cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and what you can expect from the procedure.   Blepharoplasty Surgery The skin loses its elasticity and our muscles slacken with age. For the eyelids…


Ask the Consultant – What is a Hip Replacement?

Every year around 100,000 people undergo hip replacement surgery in the UK. The procedure is generally very successful and modern hip replacements are increasingly durable, with 90% of new hips expected to be functioning beyond 10 years and 80% for 20 years. We asked Mr Nicholas De Roeck, Consultant Orthopaedic Lower Limb Surgeon at One…


Balance Awareness

by Ms Joanna C Stephens, Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon Balance problems are very common and affect many people at some point in their lives. Whilst a balance problem is happening, it can be very distressing and worrying, but do not despair – many of these conditions are treatable and will subside in time….


What is Myogenes Hereditary Cancer Testing?

  Myogenes Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer is a simple saliva swab test that gives patients a comprehensive overview of their individual risk of developing 25 of the most common inherited cancers.   What does the hereditary cancer genetic swab test for?   The test assesses the risk of the following inherited cancers: Blood Central…


What is Myogenes Genetic Testing for Health & Fitness?

  Myogenes Genetic Testing for Health & Fitness is a simple saliva swab test that gives patients a comprehensive overview of their individual health, diet and lifestyle responses based on their individual DNA.   What is does it test for? The DNA sample will be analysed for individual responses to a range of diet, health…