17 episodes

Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
The human body can only go wrong in a certain number of ways, and some of those ways are far more common than others.
In this series of podcasts we will explore those common problems we all could face, how they develop and how we can manage or treat them both at home and with the help of medicine or surgery.

Along the way we will encounter the unusual, the bizarre, as well as exploring medicine from the past and in the future.

Find more at www.HealthHits.info

HealthHits Dr Tom Fisher

    • Medicine

Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
The human body can only go wrong in a certain number of ways, and some of those ways are far more common than others.
In this series of podcasts we will explore those common problems we all could face, how they develop and how we can manage or treat them both at home and with the help of medicine or surgery.

Along the way we will encounter the unusual, the bizarre, as well as exploring medicine from the past and in the future.

Find more at www.HealthHits.info

    Episode 17: Vitamin D

    Episode 17: Vitamin D

    Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
    Every year, GPs in the UK see hundreds of thousands of exhausted patients, and for some of them all that is needed is a simple daily vitamin D supplement.
    We’ll work through what vitamin D is and where it comes from, what happens when we are low in it, as well as the latest evidence behind supplementation.

    • 11 min
    Episode 16: Shingles

    Episode 16: Shingles

    Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
    In the last episode we covered chickenpox, that common viral infection, usually caught in childhood.
    It can be pretty miserable but the real kicker is that it never really goes away, and comes back to life as a painful, burning, blistering rash.
    The condition we’re talking about is shingles. We’ll go over what is actually happening and why, and what we can do when it does strike.

    • 12 min
    Episode 15: Chickenpox

    Episode 15: Chickenpox

    Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
    This week we talk all about that miserable rite of passage that all children in the UK go through: Chickenpox.
    We’ll talk about how it affects us and why, the latest controversial evidence about managing it, as well as the available but almost unused chickenpox (varicella) vaccine.

    • 16 min
    Episode 14: Hay Fever

    Episode 14: Hay Fever

    Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
     
    As Spring and Summer approach the dreaded Hay Fever that affects so many of us raises its head. First described by John Bostock in 1819 we now understand that pollen drives is and there are so many effective treatments out there.
    This episode explores how pollen affects the body and how antihistamine, eye drops, nasal steroid sprays and inhalers can minimise the symptoms.
    We also discuss allergy in general and touch on the future of Hay Fever treatments.

    • 17 min
    Episode 13: Florence Nightingale

    Episode 13: Florence Nightingale

    Hello and welcome to the Health Hits podcast.
    May 12th is International Nurses Day and so we celebrate the mother of modern nursing, who was born that day in 1820. Yes Florence Nightingale had a fascinating life: her care and compassion was combined with incredible observational skill and a solid understanding of statistics.
    The impact she would later have was formed in the crucible of the Crimean War and her work in the hospitals there.
     

    • 16 min
    Episode 12: Alcohol

    Episode 12: Alcohol

    This week we are talking about alcohol or ethanol. What it is, where it comes from, and how we use and abuse it.
    We cover how alcohol is broken down by the liver, and the effect it can have on the liver and the brain.
    We’ll also discover the exciting possibility of a hangover free future, Alcosynth, and I’m going to drink something I probably shouldn’t.
     

    • 19 min

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Awesome

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