Mental Health Awareness – August 2017

Mental Health Awareness – August 2017

Antidepressants have certainly helped people and saved many lives. However, they are also over-prescribed, the first and often only resort of the busy healthcare professional to deal with the bewildered person sitting in front of them.  Crucially, they treat symptoms, not causes, meaning that sufferers may never properly confront what has made them unwell in the first place – a vital step in order to achieve sustainable recovery. In this month's newsletter, we look at alternative methods of looking after yourself or a friend when facing depression.Read more
Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

By Melanie Stradling, Senior Occupational Health Adviser South Whilst pregnancy is most certainly not an illness, your growing “bump” needs to be taken care of. Whether you are unlucky, enough to face daily doses of morning sickness or you are blooming and about to start your maternity leave, enjoying work whilst pregnant is key for your overall well-being. Here are a few quick tips to help you: Tip 1 Keep water at your desk. Keeping hydrated , is something everyone should do, but pregnancy makes the need for proper hydration even more important.…Read more
Our Stansted Clinic is Open

Our Stansted Clinic is Open

Medigold Health is pleased to announce that our on site Stansted Airport clinic will be opening on a full time basis from today, Monday 31st July offering Health Surveillance services including Airside Driver medicals. The location of our clinic will be: Suite 2 Endeavour House  3rd Floor Coopers End Road Stansted For more information please contact sam.berry@medigold-health.com or call Sam Berry on 07879 33 14 33 Medigold Health attended the The Check-in @ Stansted Business Exhibition on the 22nd June: "Medigold Health was delighted to be involved in this year's Check-in @ Stansted. This was our…Read more
Occupational Medicine – all it’s cracked up to be?

Occupational Medicine – all it’s cracked up to be?

By Paul McGovern - Specialty Registrar in Occupational Medicine at Medigold Health A year ago, I was about to start a new job as an occupational medicine registrar, and wrote a bit about what I expected from quite a significant career change. Looking back at it, I seemed pretty positive. I used superlatives like ‘amazing,’ ‘exciting,’ ‘very favourable’ and ‘good.’ I thought that, in switching to occupational medicine, I had found a really wonderful new job. On the commute for your first day though, you never really know. You can speak to people, do your…Read more
Battle the Bulge – July 2017 Newsletter

Battle the Bulge – July 2017 Newsletter

Stomach bulge, beer belly, muffin top, spare tyre, belly fat… Whatever you call it, pesky belly fat is not only annoying from a vanity perspective, too much of it can lead to a whole host of health risks including Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. In this month’s newsletter our team of wellbeing experts provide some useful advice on the dangers of belly fat, how to measure it and tips on shifting it. Read and download July's edition below.Read more
The Generation Game

The Generation Game

On Thursday the 20th July, we hosted our second roundtable discussion event at the iconic Gherkin building. These events are designed to generate insightful discussions on current topics within the Occupational Health sector. This year we had the pleasure of hearing from guest speaker Dr. Justin Varney of Public Health England, who shared his insights on the impact the rapidly ageing population and dramatic shift in workplace demographics, is having on employers in the UK.  It was an insightful day, and our guests were provided with a wealth of practical, strategic initiatives to improve the…Read more
March for Men 2017

March for Men 2017

What is Prostate Cancer? The prostate is a gland that lies underneath the bladder surrounding the tube that men pass urine and semen through. If you have a problem with your prostate your urinary habits may change because your prostate surrounds the tube that urine is passed through. Problems with passing urine is not always to do with the prostate and can be linked to other health problems. You should consult your GP if you are concerned. Symptoms • Frequency / urgency / difficulty to urinate • Feeling that your bladder has not…Read more
May Newsletter ‘Become a business athlete and be your personal best’

May Newsletter ‘Become a business athlete and be your personal best’

Just like Olympians, we need to continually improve to stay in the game. However, many of us are already operating at 100%, constantly juggling the relentless demands both work and home throws at us eventually leading to burn out. In this month’s newsletter our team of wellbeing experts give some much needed advice on how to cope better with lifestyle pressures, avoid burnout and ultimately be your personal best. Our energy levels dictate not only what we can do, but how well we can do it! Being in god shape, with lots of…Read more