Blog posts of '2014' 'July'

Enjoy the Sun Safely
Over the past few weeks the UK has been experiencing a summer heatwave. Whilst many of us like to enjoy the sun, we must make sure we do it safely and remember that certain groups of people are more vulnerable than others to the effects of heat or ultraviolet radiation. Our bodies aren’t used to extreme heat and it can force the body into overdrive as it tries to stay cool through perspiration and evaporation. Elderly people are at a higher risk when the hot weather arrives. Over exposure to the sun is equally as dangerous, with effects ranging from skin cancer to mild sunburn.
Preventing Alzheimer’s?
This week a new health report was published regarding ways to prevent the Alzheimer’s disease. According to research from the University of Cambridge, one in three cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide is preventable. This is a step forward for the healthcare industry as successful treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is still in the research stages.
Put Safety First
At Repton Medical we believe in putting Patient Safety first. Our focus is to provide Fall Prevention Solutions and Products to reduce numbers of people who fall & the rate of falls in hospital and community healthcare settings. As the NHS begins to implement their Patient Safety initiative we are there to provide practical and economic solutions to support the campaign.