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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Episode 11 - Hearing Changes

Podcast Episode 11 – Hearing changes

This week is the last episode of Season 1 of Healthcare on the Costa del Sol! Whew, it’s been a huge learning curve over the last 6 months and we have had such fabulous feedback from our lovely listeners.  We are taking the rest of the summer off to regroup, rethink and will be back in the Autumn with new ideas, new voices and some interesting new ideas.  Now back…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol Episode 10 - Eye Health

Podcast Episode 10 – Keeping your eye healthy

This week the Eyes have it as we talk all things eye health with Jane Machin, English speaking Optician from Optica Machin about eye health.  Learning about how and who to talk to when you have an eye problem here in Spain (always critical info!).  But we also look at how the eyes impact the rest of your body – we all know about the connection between your eyes and headaches, but…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol - Spisode 9 - Private Hospitals

Podcast Episode 9 – Private Hospitals in Marbella – Quiron Salud

This week we are talking to Isabel Bracero from the Quiron Salud hospital in Marbella. Isabel will be talking us through the range of services available within the private healthcare sector here on the Costa del Sol.  We know from personal experience with so many of our patients that they choose private healthcare for a number of reasons, wanting faster appointments, English speaking medical staff or inability to access public healthcare. …

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Podcast 7 - Pelvic Floor on Healthcare on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 8 – Pelvic Floor – What you need to know

This week we are talking to Julie Colan, founder and creator of Secret Whispersand pelvic floor crusader.  As many of you know I’ve worked with local midwife Anne Halpenny of Irish Midwives for a very long time, supporting her antenatal classes by educating mums to be about the importance of their pelvic floors.  So it was brilliant to get a chance to chat to Julie about the importance of the pelvic floor and her…

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Podcast Episode 6 - Health Insurance on the Costa del Sol

Podcast Episode 6 – Health Insurance

Confused by health insurance? Not sure what it does or doesn’t include? Need to know what to do for your residencia? I know I was! Sonia Fendley from STM Nummos Life talks us through her top tips from over a decade of experience explaining how to make the best use of your current policy and what questions to ask if you’re getting a new one. Health insurance is tricky topic,…

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Podcast Episode 5 - 7 myths about back pain. Healthcare on the Costa del Sol with Estelle Mitchell

Podcast Episode 5 – Back Pain!

In this episode we talk about 2 things – 1st that I wrote a book! Apparently several decades of experience means I know a thing or two. Secondly – Back Pain. In particular all the total rubbish that people get told by medical professionals who should know better! It makes my blood boil when I hear some of these things. So, inspired by the HUGE body of research published in…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol Podcast - Episode 4 - First Aid Spain - what to do in an emergency

Podcast Episode 4 – First Aid in Spain – Would you know what to do?

That’s the powerful question that we asked ourselves in our First Aid Course with nurse, midwife and Emergency Responder Trainer, Anne Halpenny from First Aid Spain. Today she explains what YOU can do in a crisis. Anne is a nurse and a midwife who I have worked with for well over a decade. But today we chat after our First Aid course at the clinic. Would YOU know what to…

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Podcast Episode 3 – Acupuncture – the details!

Our 3rd episode! And this time we are talking to the ever lovely Rebecca Richards, our British trained Acupuncturist here at the clinic. We went into details about how to check that your acupuncturist is qualified to treat you (yeah, I know, I’m always on about the qualifications but it is really, REALLY important! I only want to interview people I trust to give you accurate information!). So here are…

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Healthcare on the Costa del Sol Podcast - Episode 2 - Walking Football

Podcast Episode 2 – Staying fit and active with Walking Football Spain

With more and more research telling us that staying active and social combats a laundry list of illnesses and conditions in this episode I set out to talk to people who are creating opportunities for us to do both. So in this episode Emmie and I talk to Brian Gregory, organiser of Walking Football Spain about how his players have created an active, vibrant community on the coast for locals…

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Podcast Episode 1 – Choosing a Health Professional

Our very first episode! And what better way to start than with how to choose the right person in the first place? This episode is roughly based on my article for the Euro Weekly News called 5 Tips for Choosing a Health Professional and also based on an article our consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Jyri Lepisto, wrote some time ago called “10 Tips for choosing a surgeon“. I wanted to…

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