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National award for Torrevieja Hospital Cardiology Department

The University Hospital of Torrevieja has received the SEC-Excellent Seal in Cardiac Insufficiency that evaluates, through an audit process, the "efficient use" of available...

Campoverde Expat saved by Manchester-bought defibrillator

Stuart Ritchie is a 68-year-old resident of Pinar de Campoverde in the South of the Alicante region of Spain. He lives there with his...

25 kilo honeycomb of bees found in Torrevieja house

A family from Madrid found rather more than they had bargained for when they arrived at their holiday residence in Torrevieja last Thursday. Sitting...

Helens story – Contacting the Samaritans by text

I felt calmer, more at ease, and ready to make my own decisions after confiding in the Samaritans. Helen used Samaritans’ text service to help...

Torrevieja will spend 488,000 euros to eradicate mosquitoes

The Torrevieja council have said that they are about to formalise a service that is currently being provided without a contract, that of the...

Availability of Prenatal and Maternity Care for Expats

Healthcare for expats looking into having a baby in Spain is a theme that often comes up and concerns a large number of people....

Lending a helping paw to hospital patients

Ribera Salud, the health business management group, and the College of Veterinarians of Alicante (Icoval) have introduced a procedure that will allow family pets...

Are you considering giving blood?

In view of World Blood Donor Day being marked on 14th June there are an increasing number of blood donor sessions being advertised locally...

Samaritans in Spain – You Talk We Listen

One Last Call – Another true story "People say, “You only live once, so make the most of it.” Well, I’m proof that you can...

Cindy Hincapie Salazar from Zaragoza, named 2018 Slimmer of the Year Spain

At the Annual Convention of Cambridge Weight Plan Gibraltar and Spain on the 25th of May, Cindy Hincapie Salazar was named 2018 Cambridge Weight...

New Mental Health Unit opens in Los Arcos

The new Mar Menor mental health unit opened at the University Hospital Los Arcos del Mar Menor last Wednesday, when it’s doors opened for...

Specs that’ll see you Spinning Around

Kylie reveals the second instalment of her eyewear collection Pop superstar, fashion icon and designer Kylie Minogue has unveiled the latest additions to her...

New Pilar Medical Centre finally to become a reality

Twelve years after it first gifted the land to the Conselleria, the new health centre in Pilar de la Horadada is about to become...

Benidorm Ambulance drivers fail drug test after ‘losing’ British patient

The Alicante College of Nursing has said that the two people arrested in Benidorm last Monday for allegedly losing an injured man as they...

Samaritans In Spain – Depression

Following is a true story (name changed).  Do you identify with these thoughts? ‘The change in you that is brought about by depression is incredibly...

Torrevieja wait of just 42 days for non-urgent operations

The average waiting time for a non-urgent operation at the in the two hospitals of the Ribera Salud group (University Hospital of Torrevieja and...

5 powerful foods that help clear acne away AND help in...

Acne. The nightmare of virtually all teenagers, and even some unlucky grown-ups as well. (I’ve been in those shoes, oh, I’ve been there.) Sometimes it seems that...

Specsavers Opticas supports charity Formación Sengal to improve the education of...

The charity Formación Senegal provides schools and vocational training for African children and young people in the Louga region of Senegal, a rural area...

The Bowen Technique Treatment With Body Harmony  

The Bowen Technique was pioneered by Thomas Bowen, born in Geelong, Australia. After working in miscellaneous labouring jobs as a young man, he developed...

Mayor demands an immediate improvement in ambulance services for the Orihuela...

The mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, has written to the Councilor for Health, Carmen Montón, requesting an immediate improvement to the sanitary services destined...

Looking after your eyes on World Health Day

April 7th 2018 is World Health Day and the World Health Organization’s 70th anniversary. This is an important opportunity to draw worldwide attention to...

Early diagnosis of Colon cancer

Colon cancer is one of the few tumours that can be diagnosed early before symptoms becaome noticeable. Doctors at the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja say that...

The importance of 100% UV resistant sunglasses

The eyes are affected by the UV rays of the sun in a similar way to the skin, and even short term exposure can...

History of Indian Head Massage

An ancient art in a modern world.  Indian head massage has a long and colourful history.  It is based on a traditional system of...

How To Look Good Before Going On Holiday To Costa Blanca

With the increasing social pressure of posting the best holiday photographs on Instagram and Facebook, it is important for you to look your best....

Fighting the Sun – The Importance of Eyewear

Summer holidays are an event which many of us have fond memories of or look forward to. What most of us don't care for...

‘Cinema afternoon’ to raise awareness about mental illness

The Psychiatry and Mental Health service of the University Hospital of Torrevieja is running a series of "Movie afternoons" in the hospital which are...

Orihuela to hold Conference on Autism

The Councilor for Social Welfare, Sabina Goretti Galindo, announced details of a Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorder (TEA), which will take place on Friday...

Horadada to place pictograms in 37 public buildings

According to research, about 1 in 100 children have been identified with some level of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A key diagnostic criterion for...

Cabo Roig Seniors disappointed by unsuitable Calisthenics Park

Another own goal by the Orihuela Council Exercise is important for good health at any age, and seniors are no exception so when the residents...

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