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Donating Blood - What You Need To Know

Donating Blood - What You Need To Know

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know that every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day? The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. With this in mind, we caught up with heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, who explains the importance of blood donation and what you need to know. 

Tips to Stay Healthy with Asthma this Winter

Tips to Stay Healthy with Asthma this Winter

Dr. Nikki Stamp
Winter is fast approaching and for people with asthma, it’s a good time to make sure your lungs are well taken care of. According to Dr. Nikki Stamp, "In winter, people with asthma (or in fact any lung condition) may find their asthma worse, depending on their trigger. Common colds or flus are more common during the winter months and for people with asthma, 4 out of 5 people have a recent viral infection that causes a significant asthma attack or flare in their symptoms." So how can we keep asthma at bay in the cold? In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki shares her top tips to stay healthy with asthma this winter.  
Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

Dr. Nikki Stamp
One of the most common questions heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp gets asked is, ‘Can you die of a broken heart?’. According to Nikki, "Heart break is by no means a medical term. Whatever the cause though, heart break is kind of an extreme form of stress. And what we know about stress and in fact a lot of emotions, is that the emotional stress that you feel has a strong connection to the physical body and can impact on our physical health." In her latest article for HIF, Nikki takes us into the operating theatre, explaining what she sees in patients with heart complications and examines how heartbreak can literally break us. 
The Best and Worst Things to Eat For Your Heart

The Best and Worst Things to Eat For Your Heart

Dr. Nikki Stamp
We all know when it comes to the heart, nutrition is absolutely important. According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, "There is some great information to support eating more of some foods for heart health and less of others. This isn’t about diets, fads or bikini bodies. Rather, these foods are what science has so far told us is likely to keep your ticker nice and healthy." In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki shares the best and worst foods for your ticker.
Health During Pregnancy

Health During Pregnancy

Dr. Nikki Stamp
Pregnancy is a time when everyone has a piece of advice on how to do it. Eat this if you want a boy, exercise or don’t exercise and so on. Even if it is a lot of information to process, keeping mum healthy during pregnancy is incredibly important. After all, pregnancy does put her body through its paces. It’s also vital for baby, as what the mother does can affect the health of her child. With this in mind, we caught up with Dr. Nikki Stamp to get her top tips on keeping healthy throughout pregnancy. 
How to Health Check Your Lungs

How to Health Check Your Lungs

Dr. Nikki Stamp
How can we check up on your lungs? What things do we need to look out for to know that our lungs are healthy and what should send us to the doctor? In her first article for HIF, heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, provides her top four tips to keep in mind when it comes to the health of your lungs as well as the best things to do to keep your lungs healthy.
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