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One of the things that quickly became apparent when smartphones came onto the market was that their telephone capabilities weren't really their most exciting aspect. In fact essentially what you have with a smartphone is a powerful handheld computer. To get an idea of how powerful, when you compare (for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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In a news report on NHS Choices earlier this year, some data from the Health & Social care Information centre (HSCIC) was quoted, on the topic of UK obesity: The proportion of adults with a healthy body mass index (BMI) – defined as being between 18.5 and 25 – fell... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
Prostate cancer affects arounfd 1 in 8 men in the UK at some point during their lifetime. Affecting mainly men over the age of 50, the average age for diagnosis is between 70 and 74, according to the leading health charity Prostate Cancer UK. Obviously, given the prevalance of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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Summer, and it seems like the world's off on its holidays. Airports are bustling with excited people jetting off to all corners of the world, while many of us who are currently cooped up in our day to day working lives will soon be off on holiday too. beach holidays,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
Here on the Private health Insurance Guide we're big fans of healthy eating. And this video shows how to make a vegetarian bolognese. So dig in and enjoy! (By the way, yes, we have tried this recipe out, and we'd recommend adding a little nutmeg at teh stage where the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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According to a report in the mail recently, the workplace may not be the calm oasis of order and good relations it perhaps could be. In fact the recent research that the Mail's story reports on indicates that about a quarter of employees believe that their 'unpleasant' worjing envirinment is... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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Open plan offices have been the norm since, well ... since before pretty much any of today's workforce were even born. It's easy to see why this type of set up is a popular as it is within the world of office work. Open plan means that if you're a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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In an article on wrokplace wellbeing that was published in Workplace Savings & Benefits recently, The Work Foundation Centre director Professor Stephen Bevan is quoted as saying the following in regards to sickness absence management: You can do whatever you like in terms of sickness absence management at a minute... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
Obviously if you have PMI then one of the important features of it is the surroundings in which you'll be treated if you need to go into hospital for any of the things your policy covers. This video demonstrates some of the facilities offered under private medicine - well worth... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
The way insurance works in most cases is that you pay out a smaller amount of money to cover for eventualities that, if they came about, would cost more. Hence, when we go abroad forinstance, we pay out a few quid for travel cover without a second thought. And while... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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It can be tough when you're new to certain financial products such as mortgages, life assurance and so on. This is because there's so much info out there it can be difficult to know where to start sometimes. Luckily, what with the explosion of blogs, forums, guides and so on,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
There's always, these days, a reminder of the cost of living. Be it higher amount of monthly expenditure that goes on groceries or the creeping-up price of petrol, nearly all of us are all-too-keenly aware of the pressure on our wallets. And there are even things many of us will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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Trade magazine Personnel Today and Unum have carried out a survey which uncovers the fact that many HR departments are missing the mark when it comes to rolling out staff benefits such as private medical insurance and dental. Other “soft” benefits such as gym memberships are more widely communicated throughout... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
How much do you know about employee mental health as a workplace wellbeing topic? Something that maybe comes up in conversation a little bit, but not all that much, is mental health. Yet it’s a more important (and more widespread) issue than perhaps many of us perhaps realise. According to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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Just found an interesting piece in the Telegraph which was published in July, entitled "How can SMEs offer 'big business' staff incentives?" This is a question that many SME (small and medium enterprise) owners will have asked themselves at one point or another. Studies have shown that employees value working... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
If you've ever wondered what's involved in treating cateracts - this video provides an interesting introduction to cataract surgery under private healthcare. It's a very common procedure, and is quick to do - but if you have any concerns about this condition or questions about its treatment, be sure of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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With all the important work that is carried out by mental health charities in the UK in terms of promoting the mentally healthy workplace, it's good to see indications that the positive benefits are beginning to show. Some recent work that's been done into researching attitudes towards mental health and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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Pretty much all of us encounter a little bit of stress at times - whether it's at work, or maybe stuck in traffic, or when there's a whole load of hosehold chores needing done and the kids are also competing for your attention. But in the workplace, who is the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
Health for business is, broadly speaking, a relatively new endeavour. Obviously health and safeyty legislation has been in place in one form or another for over a century (depending on how you define it and whch countries you look at). But in terms of looking to ensure staff health, we've... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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Those of us who live in a flat and don't have space fro a tumble dryer aren't really spoilt for options when it comes to drying clothes.. it's simply a case of hang them on a drying frame and sticking them by an open window. Or if it's winter, by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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About the author: Jen Jones writes on private medical insurance and general health topics. Do you take health supplements? They have - for decades, in fact - been the subject of quite a lot of controversy. I think it was back in the 1970s that a famous doctor and nutritionist... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
Have you ever heard of something called a 'harmonic scalpel'? Neither had we, until we saw this clip. Interesting stuff: Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
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It's been known for a while that the sedentary life brings health risks with it. I mean, when you hear the word "couch potato" it doesn't exactly bring up an image of someone with the physique of Andy Murray or Anna Kournikova, does it? But while we may feel that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
The government has been talking quite a lot lately about small business. it's one of those areas of the economy that can sometimes be overlooked, in part because many small businesses are actually so small that they don't need to file their accounts. The SME is of course not really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide
If you're at work and can't get away to the gym, never fear - for there are exercises you can do at your office! This video shows a few of them. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Private Health Insurance Guide