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Open Day ROC Clinic Aberdeen- Westhill

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Networking for Businesses in need of a Responsive Occupational Health Service You are invited to our Business Open Day on Wed 6th November 2019! Register today for a 1:1 visit to our clinic. We recommend that a time is booked in advance of your visit. The success of our business is down to 3 simple core values: Traditional but Innovative Approach Positive Can-do attitude Earning Trust is Priceless   ROC
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Childhood Check-ups – Are they needed, and how often?

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

As the new school term approached, parents desperately were getting things organised, whether that was uniform, lunches, after-school clubs, helping holiday homework etc.  Child health checks and vaccinations are usually the last thing on a parent’s mind.  However, it is really important to get your child used to the healthcare setting early in life, so that seeing the doctor for their check-up becomes commonplace – just like seeing the dentist
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The ‘New Diet’ – the arrival of Personalised Nutrition Plan

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Most of us are either actively trying, aspiring or planning to be fitter, lighter and eat better. We read about various diets, and wandering which one will give us the best long-lasting result with the minimum effort required; whether that is easy cooking, eating mostly what you like and still having a treat if possible.  So which diet would do all of the above? Is it the hypocaloric diet, the
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Ovarian cancer – are we any further forward in earlier detection?

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common female cancer in the UK, with around 7,500 new cases diagnosed each year.  This is equivalent no 20 new cases being diagnosed each day (1). Unfortunately, it is a condition that is often diagnosed late, with only a third of women surviving more than 10 years after their diagnosis.  It is thought that at least 1 in 10 ovarian cancers are preventable.  There
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Lyme Disease – a rising concern

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

It is common knowledge that a tick bite leading to a ‘bulls eye’ rash is indicative of Lyme Disease. But how many patients have such a clear presentation? Not many or hardly any, at least not they we come across in our private practice. Most commonly patients present in private practice questioning whether:  Symptoms they experience are suggestive of Lyme Disease They had the best tests past and what tests
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Treating Erectile Dysfunction just got easier: the 5 days shockwave treatment

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot achieve and/or maintain a full erection. Sometimes the penis may become semi-erect but may not be hard enough to have sex. In some cases there is no change to the penis at all. Most men at some point in their lives may be affected by ED on at least one occasion. Common causes for this can be stress, fatigue, and excess alcohol
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ROC Health Set To Expand Its Foothold In The NE Scotland Private Health Market

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

ROC Clinic Aberdeen – Welcomes all to New Premises! Within the last week we relocated to new enhanced premises.We welcome all visitors and any questions you may have about our services by phone 01224 515 254 or aberdeen@rochealthservices.com, or you can simply just walk in and talk to one of our representatives at reception. ROC is expected to open its new clinic in the Westhill area of Aberdeen on July
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Work-related stress

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

We all know what stress is, right? But what is the difference between work pressure and work stress? When does work pressure become stress? Everyone experiences different work pressures on a daily basis, which help motivate us and enable us to perform at our best. But when we experience too much pressure without the opportunity to recover, that is when the scale is tipped towards stress. Stress is not an
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An International Student’s Perspective on ROC Clinic

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Coming from California to work and study in London was intimidating at first. Not knowing anyone and taking a leap of faith into the Study Abroad program at my university, I decided that a visit to the UK would enrich my college experience and truly help me understand just how expansive the world really is. The program at my university was filled with people like me, who wanted to explore
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Pharmacogenetics and depression – Taking the guesswork out of treating mood disorders

This blog is written by our clinicians and aims to keep patients informed with up to date information on medical conditions. The editor of the blog is Dr Cristina Romete.

Antidepressant medication is a commonly used treatment for people suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. However, it is estimated that approximately half of patients commenced on such treatment do not notice any improvement in their symptoms, with even less noticing a complete resolution of their symptoms (1). The way in which individuals respond to, and tolerate, different types of such medication is often dependent on a myriad of factors including
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