Health News & Top Tips

Welcome to The Walcote Practice news page where we bring you the latest Practice Updates and Health News. Dr Nic Hillier offers you guidance and reassurance about the latest research, health trends, treatments and concerns.

We also give you regular Top Tips for managing different aspects of your health to keep you feeling at your best.

baby with chickenpox

Chickenpox Vaccination – A Good Option For My Child?

Is it a good idea to have the chickenpox vaccination to protect yourself or your child from chickenpox? Below we discuss the important points to …

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Meningitis B Vaccination – Should My Child Have It?

Are you wondering whether it might be a good idea to have your child vaccinated against Meningitis B? There are several important factors to consider. …

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girl in bed with thermometer in mouth

Fight the flu this winter with the help of Winchester’s Private GP

Are you worried about catching the flu this winter? If so, The Walcote Practice may be able to help with this year’s seasonal flu vaccination, …

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HRT patch. Image by James Heilman, MD (Own work)

Menopause Part 2 – HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

Please see Menopause Part 1 to learn more about menopause and about the dietary and lifestyle changes which can help to manage menopausal symptoms. Combined …

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Regular strength and flexibility exercises, in addition to aerobic activities, will keep you fit, more relaxed and maintain strong bones

Menopause Part 1 – Top Tips to Reduce Symptoms

Menopause is defined as occurring 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual period (or 24 months for women under the age of 50) and it …

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Steve Brine (left) meets Dr Nicholas Hillier and Dr Sinéad Doherty at The Walcote Practice

Winchester’s MP meets Winchester’s Private GP!

On Friday 26th June, The Walcote Practice was pleased to receive a visit from Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford, and Parliamentary Private …

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Excess ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) can build up on your blood vessel walls causing narrowing/blockages which increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Top Tips: How to Lower Your Cholesterol Level Without Using Medication

Cholesterol is a fatty substance which is vital for the normal functioning of your body. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. There are …

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