Our top tips on ensuring your little ones sleep on Christmas Eve
With only a few more sleeps until Christmas, Dr Deirdre Peake, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at 3fivetwo Group, advises on how to ensure your little angels have a silent night …
22 Dec 16
Cataract Surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital
Most people who see occasional blurred, misty or impaired vision think of it as merely a sign of tiredness or sensitivity to light, but it could be something far more serious. It could a cataract developing.
08 Dec 16
The IONA test is a non-invasive blood test, available at 3fivetwo Healthcare, for pregnant woman and diagnoses the probability of Down’s Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome and Patau’s Syndrome within the foetus. The IONA test will detect more than 99% of all Downs babies with very few false positives.
30 Nov 16
3fivetwo Entrepreneurs Nominated for National Business Accolade
On Thursday night the 3fivetwo Group will be represented in Dublin at the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards by two men who have transformed the company from a little known practice at 352 Lisburn Road in Belfast to the largest private healthcare provider in Northern Ireland.
27 Oct 16
Cholesterol is a fatty substance in our blood, which in the right amount is necessary for cell function in the body. However, when it is too high it can increase our risk of cardiovascular disease.
21 Oct 16
Training for informal caregivers at 3fivetwo Training Academy
Following Mental Health Day and National Alzheimers Month recently, we at the 3fivetwo Group feel that it is important to maintain awareness of a mental disease which can affect anyone. Dementia, a neurological disease which affects memory and brain function, can be debilitating for those effected by it and severely affect their quality of life. But it’s not only those suffering from the illness whose life it has an impact on, family and friends suffer too as they see their loved one changing. There is no cure but there are steps that can be taken to ensure life remains enjoyable and full, one of the most important being that sufferers loved ones know how to take care of them.
19 Oct 16
A Q&A with Motocross Starlet Ben Phillips
With the word ‘daredevil’ the name Evel Knievel often comes to mind but in the next few years we may come to associate it with someone else! Eight-year-old Ben Phillips is a young Motocross racer from East Belfast and with a number of races already under his belt the young adrenaline junkie is planning big things for the future. Already hitting speeds of 80mph through winding tracks and shooting off jumps, Ben has no fear! We caught up with the young starlet to find out why he races and what mum thinks of it.
10 Oct 16
Considering Health Insurance? Read our 10 reasons to pick H3
Previously thought of as a luxury for the privileged few, private healthcare is now more affordable and accessible than ever. With H3 Health Insurance patients are treated in the 5 star facility of the award winning Kingsbridge Private Hospital, part of the 3fivetwo Group. Skip long NHS waiting lists and receive specialist care throughout your treatment, including a dedicated local team to organise your future appointments and help you every step of the way with no need for GP referrals. This is a unique standard of healthcare, this is H3.
28 Sep 16
Heading off to Uni for the first time? Ready our top tips!
Thousands of fresh faced new students are set to descend upon Belfast’s bar scene this week as Monday marks the return of Freshers Week. All will be supercharged on excitement and strolling with a glint in the eye but after the coming week of freedom filled with; drinking, loud clubs, interactions with the opposite sex (if lucky) and many a takeaway, that glint will be little less bright and the body a lot more weary. The week can take a hard toll on many parts of the body so it’s important to know what symptoms mean and how you can combat them.
22 Sep 16
Its National Sexual Health Awareness Week!
National Sexual Health Awareness Week is running this year from 12th - 16th September. And with an almost yearly rise in the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) it has never been more important to keep a check on your sexual health. Read our latest sexual health blog by clicking on the link.
12 Sep 16
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance in June 2012 recommending Botox® is made available on the NHS as a preventive treatment option for adult patients with chronic migraine.
07 Sep 16
Diane Harron Eakin explains the importance of health screening
Diane Harron Eakin explains the importance of health screening.
17 Aug 16
Excessive stretching of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrence after vaginal birth or due to ageing. Damage can diminish sensation during sexual activity, reduce satisfaction and change the relationship between partners.
22 Jul 16
The rules are that if we are travelling to Australasia, North America and Europe we do not need vaccinations. Some Carribean islands and some parts of South America do require vaccinations. Africa, India and many parts of South East Asia and the islands of the Indian Ocean will undoubtedly require important vaccinations.
11 Jul 16
As you get older, the lens in your eye can gradually become less transparent and your vision can start to look misty. This is known medically as having a cataract.
25 May 16
Vaccinations are especially important if you are going further abroad to tropical regions where there is a risk of exposure to life-threatening tropical diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria.
24 May 16
Cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments are now being performed by Dr Lisa Neligan at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, located on the Lisburn Road, Belfast.
25 Apr 16
Those who require hip replacement surgery often have many questions before and after surgery. Below are a few frequently asked questions that may help.
22 Apr 16
What do you know about bowel cancer?
April is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer and highlight the symptoms that often go unnoticed.
14 Apr 16
Glaucoma is a condition that affects person’s sight; it is due to a build-up of pressure within the eye. The eyeball contains a fluid called aqueous humour which is constantly produced by the eye, with any excess drained though tubes.
08 Mar 16
Origin offers a Refund Plus programme were multiple IVF/ICSI cycles are available at a significant discount and provides security of a money back guarantee of 75% if patients do not have a baby
03 Mar 16
Kelp is rich in Iodine in particular and can be eaten or its extracts used to supplement under-active Thyroids!
23 Feb 16
NHS in Northern Ireland
There are many small changes you can make to help the NHS that will also impact positively on your own life. Free health care is a wonderful thing, providing support to those who need it most. It seems that at the moment there’s not a day that goes by without the NHS being in the news.
17 Feb 16
One group of local people including Mark Regan, CEO of Kingsbridge Private Hospital had taken their New Year resolution very seriously and embarked upon a healthy eating challenge for 30 days with the aim of helping them lose weight and also improve their percentage body fat, reducing their waistlines, cholesterol and blood glucose, all in just one month.
17 Feb 16
Northern Ireland’s Favourite Foods
Just How Healthy Are Northern Ireland’s Favourite Foods January 29, 2016 The healthier your lifestyle, the less likely you’ll be to claim on your health insurance policy. This includes re-evaluating what you eat. We wondered what would happen if you ate Northern Ireland’s favourite foods every day.
16 Feb 16
Gluten Free Dairy Free Yumminess!
A great easy throw together pancake recipe (dairy free/gluten free)
09 Feb 16
Tinnitus Awareness Week? TAW is the annual week when the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) tries to raise as much awareness of tinnitus as possible.
09 Feb 16
Do I undress? Not necessary, but I was advised to wear loose comfortable clothing and this is the most important instruction – no metal, either in me or on me! No bra fastenings, jewellery, mobile phones, coins, keys or pens, no watch or hairclips, rings, earrings, belly rings or other piercings (said to me with a straight face).
29 Jan 16
It’s a new year and like most people, we will make resolutions to either exercise, lose weight or improve our appearance in 2016.
26 Jan 16
Pregnant women in the UK should soon get a safer and more accurate test for Down's syndrome on the NHS, to reduce the risk of miscarriage.
15 Jan 16
Interview with Mark Regan
The strange thing is that it's hugely rewarding to make the food from its base produce instead of a tin or jar. The taste is ironically significantly better.
14 Jan 16