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Gallbladder surgery – frequently asked questions

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile, the fluid that helps to digest food. If the gallbladder is not functioning properly (or your bile gets out of balance), hard fragments start to form – these are known as gallstones. These can be as small as a grain of rice or as big as a golf ball. But when do you know if you need surgery on your gallbladder? Mr Niteen Tapuria, Consultant General Surgery, Laparoscopy and Hepatobiliary, takes a closer look
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Five things that you need to know about hearing loss

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Letting go of guilt and taking care of yourself in 2021

Although guilt plays an important part in our survival, there are also ways that guilt can be problematic and stop us from achieving our full potential. Miss Joanne Stuart, Clinical Psychologist at Highgate, explores how to channel feelings of guilt in this blog post.

Five things you should know about hearing loss

In this article, Mr Ananth Vijendren, Consultant ENT Surgeon, looks briefly at the different types of hearing loss, consider the impact on people living with hearing impairments and shed light on what the future may hold.