Palliative Care Matters - a recent conference in Carvoeiro

MadrgugadaAt the end of March the APCP (the Portuguese palliative care association) hosted a three-day national conference at Hotel Tivoli in Carvoeiro. Following my attendance with two Madrugada nurses I would like to share some of my own thoughts, and a small handful of the thank you messages we have received so far this year.

Bridal Bootcamp - look good and feel great on your Wedding Day

Bridal BootcampThe Vivenda Miranda has the pleasure to announce the launch of thier new, trend setting Luxury Bridal Bootcamp at boutique hotel Vivenda Miranda, Lagos in the Western Algarve.

3 essential tips to get more energy and happiness in your professional and personal life

Feel more happy and energised...A lot of our happiness and energy in life is derived from the use of our talents. When we use our talents we feel energized and positive, because we do what we really love doing.

So let's first define a talent: a real talent is something you are good at and which makes you feel mentally charged, even if you are physically tired.

NEW Hospital Particular Clinic in Vila Real de Santo Antonio

New Clinic - Vila RealThe Hospital Particular do Algarve has acquired a new Clinic this time in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. On Friday the 25th October the Group Hospital Particular do Algarve, took over the running of the clinic which will be opening early in 2014 to the public in general.

 It will continue medical support for all the sports activities that take place in the Sports Complex but additional Medical Specialties will be available including Complementary Diagnostic facilities such as Analysis, X-Ray, Ultrasound etc. As well as a three bed Observation Room.

Are you playing the host with the most this summer?

European Health Insurance CardTell your visitors to get a health card and travel insurance. As British expatriates in Portugal prepare for their annual influx of summer visitors, the British Embassy is urging people who are expecting friends and family to remind them to bring an often-forgotten essential – a European Health Insurance Card.
“If you’re having family or friends to stay this summer, they’ll be asking you what they need to bring. Item number one on their checklist should be the European Health Insurance Card - also known as an EHIC” says British Consul, Simona Demuro.

What is Counselling? What is Therapy?

Counselling and Therapy can helpCounselling is known by many different names. Counselling and Therapy are the common ones and are one of the same. For many it conjures up images of lying on a leather couch revealing their inner most secrets to someone resembling a mad professor.  There is often fear or a sense of weakness attached to going to see a Counsellor – “what subconscious thoughts and feelings are they going to dig out of me?”  – “I should be able to solve this myself”.

Anxiety, stress, phobia or despair...Nova Vida can help

CounsellingNova Vida Recovery Centre is now offering a range of counselling services in addition to its core addictions treatment programme. With over 25 years joint experience in delivering therapy, we are professionally qualified and trained in the UK and the USA and are here to help you.

Nova Vida Recovery Centre is an English speaking facility. The treatment programme is entirely in the English language and all medical, clinical and administrative staff use English as their first language.

HYPOXI® – Design your body

Hypoxi treatmentA new way to fitness and weightloss. VILA VITA Parc has opened the first studio in Portugal and Spain offering HYPOXI, a unique and effective method to get your body into shape, based on a moderate workout routine and a balanced nutrition plan suitable for all ages.

Among its many benefits, HYPOXI targets and eradicates stubborn fat deposits on desired areas, eliminates fluid retention and toxins, tones the skin, improves blood circulation and accelerates the metabolism.