Health Matters

BMI Healthcare's guide to health and wellness. Practical, intelligent advice for better living, to help you look after yourself in mind and body.

We answer frequently asked questions about SpaceOAR, a rectum-sparing treatment for patients having radiotherapy for prostate cancer.Read more

If you are considering or have decided to have hip replacement surgery, it’s important to know what to expect from your recovery.Read more

If you are preparing for joint replacement surgery, our guide aims to help you feel as ready and informed as possible.Read more

We’ve put together 10 tasty, healthy vegan recipes to show you just how easy Veganuary can be. Which one will you eat for dinner tonight?Read more

Need some help getting through a month without alcohol? Our tips could help you keep your willpower up until February - or even beyond.Read more

The initiative has been praised for its health benefits, but is abstaining from alcohol for a month actually good for you? We consider the science.Read more

Golf expert Jordan Fuller shares his top tips for preventing injuries on the golf course, from correcting your posture to the importance of warming up. Read more 

We speak to two consultant urologists about the benefits and suitability of the various treatments for prostate enlargement.Read more

Expert advice on bedwetting including common causes, at what age your child should stop wetting the bed, and when it’s time to seek help.

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How does robotics-assisted knee surgery differ from existing methods? And what are the potential benefits? We take a closer look.Read more

Our healthy interpretation of the classic Creole dish jambalaya is a one pot wonder that’s sure to become a weeknight favourite.

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Are you frequently battling tonsillitis? We discuss the main symptoms of tonsillitis and the key benefits of a having a tonsillectomy.

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Our specialist consultant gives the lowdown on PRP injections, a new treatment used for sports injuries and painful joints.Read more

Pack more fibre into your diet with our healthy and delicious version of the ever-popular spaghetti Bolognese. This easy recipe contains three of your 5 A Day.Read more

We consider the pros and cons of ecigarettes as an aid to stopping smoking and dispel some common myths surrounding vaping. Read more

Are you experiencing abdominal pain and wondering why? You could be one of the estimated 1 in 7 people who have gallstones.Read more

Top tips to help you feel better and perform better if you’ve suffered a night of broken or little sleep, written by a sleep specialist.Read more

We speak to the team at London Broncos about the importance of risk management and preparation to avoid injury on the rugby pitch. Read more

An expert guide to managing rugby injuries and planning your recovery to get you back on the pitch faster, with advice from London Broncos RL.Read more

Our take on this traditional Middle Eastern dish packs in 5 portions of veg per serving. A healthy yet hearty brunch dish for two.Read more

If you’re looking to ease knee pain and build your muscles, a low-impact exercise like swimming could be the answer you’re looking for. Read more

Are you worried you might have Dupuytren’s? We speak to the British Dupuytren’s Society about the signs and symptoms and how it can be treated.Read more

The secret to a longer life is unknown, but there is evidence to suggest things that help. Read on for five factors that could mean you live longer… Read more

This Mexican-style recipe is low in calories yet bursting with flavour and nutrients, plus vegan to boot. An easy dish to add to your meal planning roster. Read more

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Col Paul Parker shares his advice on this common cause of heel pain, discussing causes, symptoms and how to treat it.Read more

Top tips on managing arthritis pain at home, with a video Q&A featuring Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Faisal Hussain.Read more

Are you considering a hysterectomy? Find out about the procedure and side effects and what to expect from your recovery. Read more

Are you suffering from back pain and wondering why? Our video guide to common causes and treatments could give you the advice you need.Read more

A video guide to the symptoms of endometriosis and other conditions it can be mistaken for, with Consultant Gynaecologist Zoe Woodward. Read more

Discover the lifestyle changes that can help to avoid erectile dysfunction as well as common underlying medical causes that could be to blame. Read more

It’s a common belief that changes in the weather can lead to arthritis flare-ups, but is there any truth behind it? We take a closer look.Read more

Don’t put off your cervical screening. Having regular smear tests can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer, potentially saving your life.Read more

We answer common questions about robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery and consider the advantages it could offer you.Read more

If you’re worried that you or a loved one may have diabetes, this checklist highlights the seven main signs and symptoms to look out for. Read more

If you need a new hip, robotic-arm assisted surgery might just be the choice for you. We consider the key benefits compared with traditional methods.Read more

Are you in pain from bunions and considering surgery? Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Mr Adam Ajis shares his advice.Read more

Every session on a sunbed increases your risk of skin cancer by more than you might think. Dr Andrew G Affleck demystifies sun safety. Read more

Mr Andy Hacker, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, discusses common tennis related injuries, including symptoms, treatments and avoiding re-injury. Read more

Discover what to expect in the months following an ACL reconstruction surgery with this step-by-step timeline about returning to sport.Read more

Here’s what to expect in the weeks following your operation, with advice from our Consultant General Surgeon Mr Simon Radley.Read more

BMI Healthcare’s Clinical Lead Physiologist, Colin Thomas, offers his advice on the best foods to fuel you before the big race.Read more

Find out about the different types of hernias and how to treat them, with advice from our Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon.Read more

Are you wondering what to expect after a vasectomy reversal procedure? Our Consultant Urological Surgeon discusses what you need to know about recovery.Read more

Are you wondering what's wrong with your hip? Mr Bhupinder Mann offers his advice on different hip conditions and their associated symptoms.Read more

Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mr Nicholas Wilson, shares his advice on the steps you can take to prepare for your varicose vein procedure.Read more