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
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

Why Diabetes should feature prominently in Occupational Health Advice

Why Diabetes should feature prominently in occupational health advice As employers, encouraging health screening for diabetes is well worthwhile as diabetes is a common life-long health condition and, as such, can have a big impact on health in the workplace. What’s more, up to 58% of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making simple changes to our lifestyle! What is Diabetes? Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (which comes form the foods you eat) to enter the body’s cells to be used as fuel for energy. Diabetes develops…Read more

Five key ways to tackle high blood pressure for improved workplace health

While colds and headaches come with obvious and unpleasant symptoms, high blood pressure can go undetected, with fatal consequences in some cases. To maintain healthy blood pressure levels, there are five key steps individuals can take: 1. Staying active. Ideally, people should remain active for at least three-and-a-half hours per week, which equates to 30 minutes per day. Engaging in regular aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, running or cycling will help reduce blood pressure. 2. Watching the weight. People can find out what their weight should be using this BMI calculator and should plan…Read more

“Know Your Numbers Week” health screening initiative starts 14th September

Coming up later this month (14-20 September) is “Know Your Numbers! Week” run by Blood Pressure UK. Since its launch in 2001, “Know your Numbers! Week” has encouraged more than 1.5 million people to have had their blood pressure checked. Initiatives like these are helping to make people much more aware of their blood pressure levels and the risks of high blood pressure. Health screening at Medigold Health Medigold Health’s health screening programmes tie in perfectly with “Know Your Numbers! Week”. The UK occupational health provider offers businesses a choice two programmes: A 10-minute…Read more

How can employers encourage healthier eating in the workplace?

As a business owner, you may not feel that it is your place to tell your employees what to eat. However, as workplace health has a direct bearing on the success of your business, it is well worth exploring the best ways to encourage staff to choose healthier dietary options. Occupational health expert Medigold Health has been working with UK companies for many years to promote active lifestyles and healthy eating for all employees. It provides education and information campaigns that explain the impact of poor diet on health and help to facilitate…Read more

How health screening worked wonders for a major insurance provider

Health checks in the workplace provide an opportunity for employees to find out whether or not their blood pressure is healthy; a major benefit considering that around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure. Regular health surveillance also allows workers to put right emerging problems and to receive personalised advice on staying healthy long term. A major insurance provider ran Medigold Health's health screening programme in 2012, which revealed that 33% of its staff had high or borderline high blood pressure. A range of wellbeing initiatives were delivered over the following…Read more

Employee burnout a major cause of absenteeism

Recent research from Canada Life Group Insurance revealed that 26% of employees have called in sick despite not being ill. Although some do so for trivial reasons, such as a hangover, many employees claim to have taken sick leave due to stress or tiredness. According to the company, this suggests that employees – and potentially their employers – do not equate these conditions with physical illnesses, and many do not recognise the potential seriousness of these problems if they are not properly addressed. The study found that: 17% of those who called in…Read more

Will obesity become a recognised disability?

Obesity is likely to be recognised as a disability, according to Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s), Niilo Jääskinen. The Finnish lawyer claims that if morbid obesity clearly hinders participation in normal activities, it is likely to be deemed a recognised disability in the near future. Jääskinen’s suggestions were made in response to a court case instigated by a Danish childminder, who claimed he was dismissed from his job by the local council because he couldn't bend down to tie a child's shoelace. The Advocate-General’s opinion will go before the full…Read more

Someone dies of a heart attack every seven minutes

According to research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), more than seven million people in the UK suffer from heart and circulatory conditions. This represents 11.5% of the British population. Perhaps more worryingly, a study from the Bristol Heart Institute suggests that heart disease now accounts for almost half of all deaths in the UK, and it is estimated that someone dies of a heart attack every seven minutes. The underlying cause of the majority of heart attacks is poor lifestyle spanning many years, which eventually takes its toll on the individual’s cardiovascular…Read more
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