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[LEARN] Physical Activity and Cancer, an update with Dr Rebecca Robinson

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In this podcast Dr Katie Marino interviews Dr Rebecca Robinson about physical activity & cancer. Dr Robinson is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant in Sheffield who has clinics at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield working directly with cancer patients.

During the podcast she gives a great insight into our current understanding of the use of physical activity in cancer patients. As Macmillan quote that by 2020 almost half the population will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, it is important that we increase our understanding of how physical activity can be used to improve quality of life in this patient group. As mentioned in the podcast, please visit the following link for more information:

Get your staff moving with a Wellness Day

[LISTEN] Climate change will make universal health coverage precarious

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Universal Healthcare Coverage and the National Health Insurance (NHI) are major talking points both in South Africa and abroad.

The BMJ in partnership with The Harvard Global Health Institute has launched a collection of articles exploring how to achieve effective universal health coverage (UHC). The collection highlights the importance of quality in UHC, potential finance models, how best to incentivise stakeholders, and some of the barriers to true UHC.

One of those barriers, and it’s a big one, is climate change – patterns of disease will change, both communicable and non-communicable, cataclysmic weather will disrupt systems, and the economic impact is going to challenge our ability to pay for healthcare.

But even against that backdrop, Ashish Jha, and Rene Salas – aren’t totally pessimistic. They join us to talk about the intersection between climate and health, and where effective change can be made.

[LISTEN] Concussion at the coalface of collision sports. An audience with Prof Jon Patricios

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In this BJSM podcast, we hear from Associate Professor Jon Patricios, a South African Sport & Exercise Medicine physician who has extensive experience of working in Rugby Union. He has an interest in concussion, having written the concussion protocols for the BokSmart injury prevention programme and he is a member of the World Rugby Concussion Advisory Group.

In this discussion, we discuss (among various things)

– How things have changes from an immediate care point of view
– How the HIA works at present?
– The tools available that could help pick up a concussion at the
professional level
– What happens after match-day in terms of follow-up/advice
– Clinical tips in terms of communicate the protocol to players/staff
– Common pitfalls do you encounter when it comes to RTP after a concussion