Breast Screening – Not all mammograms are equal

What is mammography? Mammography has been around for decades and is generally used for three reasons: Screening – This is for people at average risk of breast cancer who undergo routine mammography to find cancers that are not yet symptomatic. Surveillance – This refers to women that are at a high risk of breast cancer […]

Is it time for a cardiovascular health check before the second wave?

Is it time for a cardiovascular health check before the second wave? There is now enough evidence that shows measures such as hand-washing, social distancing and wearing masks can lower our risk of catching COVID-19. However, if we are unlucky enough to contract this virus, are there any ways to prepare and optimise our health […]

Bodystat for Body Composition Evaluation

Whether it is part of a medical or a measure of fitness, Bodystat is the most reliable, accurate and portable Bio-electrical Impedance analysis (BIA) device to deliver your body composition measurements (fat, muscle, and cellular fluid distribution). Bioelectrical impedance analysis has replaced skin fold determination as the main tool to clinically evaluate body composition. Typical […]

Regular Health Screening – Early Detection Prevents Heartache

Most people do not start a health screening programme in their lives until something happens, a symptom develops, a cancer scare, a heart attack or a friend or relative gets a serious illness or dies. So why do people do not undertake regular health checks, whilst will readily pay for their cars, machinery, equipment to […]

If your hands and feet are cold it could be Raynaud’s.

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a common condition thought to affect up to ten million people in the UK. In Raynaud’s – the small blood vessels in your extremities (such as hands and feet, fingers or toes) are over-sensitive to even the slightest changes in temperature, the cold and stress. This causes a Raynaud’s attack where the […]

The most common New Year’s resolutions (and how ROC can help you achieve them)

Love or loathe New Year’s resolutions, every year around 70% of people will make them. The other well-known fact is that the majority also won’t stick to them. Statistics have recurrently shown the top resolutions to include: Losing weight (or getting in shape) Eating more healthily Having more sex Quitting smoking   Whilst these may […]

Avoiding Holiday Heart Syndrome this Christmas

A term coined in the late 1970’s, Holiday Heart Syndrome (HHS) refers to a group of conditions that appear to increase and land people in hospital over the Christmas holiday period. Statistically speaking there are more cardiac related deaths around Christmas week than at any other time in the year and although cold weather can […]

Routine lung cancer screening for smokers saves lives

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and smoking accounts for over 85% of cases.1 Three quarters of those diagnosed with lung cancer will receive the devastating diagnosis at a late stage of their disease, meaning it is harder to treat and unlikely to be cured. The stage of a cancer […]

Viral warts and verrucae: what are your options

Warts and verrucas are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Some may manage to get rid of them within weeks or months, but some patients are bothered by this painful and / or unsightly condition for many years. So what are the warts, verrucas and how you can get cured? What are warts? Warts are […]

Five summer skin care myths

The sun is beginning to make its appearance and the British summer is certainly under way. Before you whip those arms and legs out and inflate the paddling pool, it is worth quickly familiarising yourself with the following myths around staying sun safe. 1. Sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer – TRUE Over […]