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Health Today Radio is produced by NHS Choices and presented by Dominic Arkwright and covers health related topics.  The programme can be heard on HRB on a Sunday morning twice a month. 

Today at 11:

Pressures on A&E departments

We speak to members of the urgent and emergency care team at the University College London Hospital who deal with 450 patients a day. Hear what challenges the team face on a daily basis and why patients visiting A&E when it is not a genuine emergency put unnecessary pressures on the system. Learn what alternatives are available to you.

Learn more about urgent and emergency care services.

Age-related cataracts

Dr Alexander Ionides is a consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. In programme 24 he talked about age-related macular degeneration. In this programme he describes how to manage a cataract. Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop in the lens of your eye and can cause blurred or misty vision. They are very common. Dr Ionides explains how to spot the signs of a cataract, possible progression and when surgery is an appropriate course of action.

Learn more about cataracts 

Anaesthesia

Anaesthetics are used during tests and surgical procedures to numb sensation in certain areas of the body or induce sleep. This prevents pain and discomfort, and enables a wide range of medical procedures to be carried out. Dominic Arkwright speaks to two anaesthetists from the University College London Hospital who explain how general anaesthesia is performed, why you should fast before an anaesthetic and other things that could interfere with your anaesthesia. Also find out how to recover from anaesthesia.

Learn more about anaesthesia 

Obesity

Obesity affects around one in every four adults and around one in every five children aged 10 to 11 in the UK. Professor David Haslam is the Chair of the National Obesity Forum. He talks about the effects obesity can have on a person, such as heart disease and diabetes, but also mental health problems such as depression. He also describes the associated costs to the NHS.

Dominick Arkwright also talks to Jane Wardle, Professor of Clinical Psychology at University College London who explores how our genes affect people’s ability to deal with their diet. She gives some practical advice on how to organise yourself and avoid snacking by setting yourself rules in terms of food intake and portion size.

Learn more about obesity

Wiggly Worm – no child hungry

Wiggly Worm is a charity that works to improve health, well-being and self-esteem amongst the vulnerable, disadvantaged or seldom heard. Hear how volunteers, parents and children respond to the scheme and how it changes the way they think about new foods or cooking from scratch. 

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The Love Songs Hour

Vernon Pearce
02:00

HRB Nightshift

01:00

After Hours

Fred Setters
05:00

HRB's Greatest Hits

06:00

60s Rewind at 6

The best music back to back from the last 5 decades

07:00

HRB Breakfast Mix

Local news and features
08:00

Vinyl Impressions

Martyn Brown

An hour of music on vinyl - crackles and all.  Each show plays music on a different theme from modern pop to old gold and rare.

09:00

21st Century Hits

The biggest songs from the last 2 decades

10:00

HRB Morning Mix

Local news and features
12:00

HRB Replay

Music on Demand shows repeated
14:00

HRB's Greatest Hits

15:00

Looking Back with Terry Firth

Terry Firth goes back to the news and music of a week in the past

16:00

HRB Classic Gold

60s, 70s and 80s hits
17:00

HRB Afternoon Mix

Local news and features

Local news and features, details of local events and some great music

18:00

Ashton Kirby

Tuesday Evening Music on Demand
20:00

John McKay

Music on Demand Live
22:00

The A to Z of Pop

Richard Smith
23:00

HRB Evening Mix

Local news and features