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Returning to exercise: how to avoid injury in ‘the new normal’

For many people, exercise has become a source of stress relief in tough times, helping them to stay fit and take a break from the tedium of the challenges of the last year. However, with a marked increase in the number of people suffering common sports and exercise-related injuries, it’s important to consider ways to exercise safely. Dr James Thing, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Highgate Hospital, explains.
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Returning to exercise: how to avoid injury in ‘the new normal’

For many people, exercise has become a source of stress relief in tough times, helping them to stay fit and take a break from the tedium of the challenges of the last year. However, with a marked increase in the number of people suffering common sports and exercise-related injuries, it’s important to consider ways to exercise safely. Dr James Thing, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Highgate Hospital, explains.

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