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Health Matters - free screenings for World Glaucoma Week

Health Matters - free screenings for World Glaucoma Week

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March 6th-12th 2016 is World Glaucoma Week. Dr Michelle Wright talks about the second most common cause of blindness in the world and why screening for glaucoma is so important.

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Health Matters: Wood pellets danger (1 March 2016)

Health Matters: Wood pellets danger (1 March 2016)

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Wood pellets - the cost effective, carbon neutral energy source that's becoming more and more popular for heating both public buildings and homes. But you do need to be careful as they can emit car...

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Health Matters: poisons (22 Feb 2016)

Health Matters: poisons (22 Feb 2016)

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Switzerland has an emergency number for poisoning cases - 145 - Dr Michelle Wright examines when to use it

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Health Matters: Zika Virus (8 Feb 2016)

Health Matters: Zika Virus (8 Feb 2016)

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Dr Michelle Wright explains about the Zika virus, what it is and whether you need to do anything to protect yourself. To find up-to-date information on Zika affected countries/regions, visit www.sa...

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Health Matters: The Zika virus - how to stay safe

Health Matters: The Zika virus - how to stay safe

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On this weeks Health Matters, Dr Michelle Wright from Health First examines the zika virus. It's suspected of causing deformities in new born babies and is thought to be spread by mosquito.

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Health Matters: look after your knees!

Health Matters: look after your knees!

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In two programmes, Dr Michelle Wright looks at the issues of knee injuries - very common for those who like spending their time in the mountains over the winter.

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Health Matters: Knees 2 (28 Jan 2016)

Health Matters: Knees 2 (28 Jan 2016)

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On this week's show, Dr Michelle Wright from Health First looks at knee injuries - and how to self nurse a bad knee!

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Health Matters:Knees 1 (21 Jan 2016)

Health Matters:Knees 1 (21 Jan 2016)

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On this week's show Dr Michelle Wright from Health First takes a ,look at knee injuries on the slopes. What to do if you can't get down the mountain?

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Swiss Health Insurance - your questions answered

Swiss Health Insurance - your questions answered

New arrivals to Switzerland have to have health insurance - it's the law! But there are several options and further questions if you choose to live in a neighbouring country and work in Switzer...

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Health Matters: Female Incontinence (19 Jan 2016)

Health Matters: Female Incontinence (19 Jan 2016)

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Dr Michelle is joined by Dr Daniel Faltin from Dianuro Clinic in Geneva www.dianuro.ch who explains about urinary incontinence in women and its treatment.

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Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 Jan 2016)

Health Matters: Gum Disease (5 Jan 2016)

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Is there a link between gum disease and your general health? Dr Michelle Wright talks to Dr Torsten Seidenstricker from Adent Dental Clinics.

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Health Matters - the importance of gum health

Health Matters - the importance of gum health

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On this week's Health Matters, is there a link between gum disease and your general health? Dr Michelle Wright talks to Dr Torsten Seidenstricker from Adent Dental Clinics.

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Health Matters Teeth Whitening (16 Dec 2015)

Health Matters Teeth Whitening (16 Dec 2015)

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This week Dr Michelle Wright talks to Dr Torsten Seidenstricker from Adent Dentists all about teeth whitening.

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Estelle Balet - Freeride World Tour Champion

Estelle Balet - Freeride World Tour Champion

Estelle Balet is the Freeride World Tour Champion defending her title this coming March. www.freerideworldtour.com/riders/estelle-balet For more from WRS, tune in live at worldradio.ch/player...

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Health Matters: Children Teeth (9 Dec 2015)

Health Matters: Children Teeth (9 Dec 2015)

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Dr Michelle is joined by Dr Torsten Seidenstricker, a dentist from the Adent Dental Clinics Group.They discuss when a child should first visit the dentist, what they can expect during this visit an...

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Health Matters: Tuberculosis MSF(10 Nov 2015)

Health Matters: Tuberculosis MSF(10 Nov 2015)

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The first in a mini-series of shows looking at the work of the doctors, nurses and other experts at Medecins Sans Frontiers, the medical humanitarian organisation based here in Geneva. Dr Michelle ...

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Health Matters 18 November 2015 Meningitis MSF

Health Matters 18 November 2015 Meningitis MSF

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The second show in a mini-series looking at the work of the doctors, nurses and other experts at Medecins Sans Frontiers. This time, Dr Michelle Wright talks to Dr Gabriel Alcoba about meningitis a...

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Health Matters: Neglected diseases MSF (8th December 2015)

Health Matters: Neglected diseases MSF (8th December 2015)

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The final show in the mini-series looking at the work of the doctors, nurses and other experts at Medecins Sans Frontiers. Neglected tropical diseases are the topic and Dr Michelle is once again jo...

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Health Matters MSF Measles (24 November 2015)

Health Matters MSF Measles (24 November 2015)

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The third in the mini-series about the work of the doctors, nurses and other experts at Medecins Sans Frontiers. Dr Michelle Wright is joined again by Dr Gabriel Alcoba to discuss how much of a pro...

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Health Matters - Testicular Cancer (13 Oct 2015)

Health Matters - Testicular Cancer (13 Oct 2015)

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Testicular cancer - recent research has shown that Swiss men have a particularly high risk of testicular cancer. Dr Michelle looks into why this may be and explains why all men should "Keep their e...

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Health Matters - Ovarian Cancer (30 Sep 2015)

Health Matters - Ovarian Cancer (30 Sep 2015)

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Ovarian cancer is the gynaecological cancer that kills the most women. Listen to Dr Michelle's advice about why this is and the signs and symptoms to look out for. Find out more information about t...

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Health Matters - Nosebleeds (15 Sep 2015)

Health Matters - Nosebleeds (15 Sep 2015)

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Dr Michelle explains all about nosebleeds in children: what causes them, the First Aid measures and what to do about recurrent nosebleeds. For more: www.worldradio.ch/radio/shows/health-matters.html

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Health Matters - AEDs (1 Sep 2015)

Health Matters - AEDs (1 Sep 2015)

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All about Automated External Defibrillators (or AEDs for short). If an AED is used within 3 to 5 minutes after someone has a cardiac arrest (after they collapse, their heart stops beating and they ...

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Health Matters - Drowning #2 (14 Jul 2015)

Health Matters - Drowning #2 (14 Jul 2015)

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On this week's show Dr Michelle Wright examines what can you do to help someone drowning. For more: www.worldradio.ch/radio/shows/health-matters.html

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