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Flying with a plaster cast

Flying with a plaster cast It’s best to check with your travel operator or airline.Some airlines require you to wait 24 hours after a plaster cast has been fitted for flights less than 2 hours, and 48 hours for longer flights.This is because there’s a risk of swelling after a plaster cast is first fitted,…
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The Spanish Health Care System

The Spanish Healthcare System You need to make sure you are correctly registered for healthcare as a resident in Spain. You can read the NHS’s guidance on who is able to access healthcare in Spain and how to register. If you are resident in Spain, you should not be using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from…
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WHAT YOUR E.H.I.C CARD COVERS YOU FOR IN SPAIN

WHAT YOUR E.H.I.C CARD COVERS YOU FOR IN SPAIN 10th October – Update for use of the EHIC card and S1 form (Healthcare in Spain after Brexit) The UK and Spain have each taken steps to ensure that people living in each country can continue to access healthcare as they do now until at least…
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YES there are officially more mosquitoes in the area

YES there are officially more mosquitoes in the area Lots of people have been suffering with more mosquito bites than normal for this time of year, this is all due to the recent rains of the Gota Fria and the rise in temperatures, where the heat has accelerated the natural cycle of the insect. Information…
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Recommended Insurance Companies for Pre existing medical conditions

Recommended Insurance Companies for Pre existing medical conditions This is one of our most frequently asked questions on the Facebook Group, so below are our members recommendations for Insurance companies that will cover pre-existing medical conditions. Brexit and insurance – updated 6th January 2019  For people visiting the EU, we recommend buying travel insurance to…
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Iceland admit to an error in the diagnoses of Chikungunya Virus in Alicante

Iceland admit to an error in the diagnoses of Chikungunya Virus in Alicante Iceland now says that there was an error in diagnosing chikungunya to three Icelanders who had just arrived from Alicante, after warnings were reported by the Spanish Press over the weekend. The Icelandic health authorities activated the European alert on June 12,…
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Medical assistance in Benidorm – Where to go, what to do

Medical Assistance in Benidorm – Where to go, what to do… Unfortunately even on holiday medical issues can arise, know what to do and where to go. The most important thing you will need is your EHIC card, this is completely FREE so no excuses not to have one, double check that yours is in…
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Health advice from our experts – SCIATICA

Health advice from our experts – SCIATICA My sciatica isn’t getting better! After weeks or months with painkillers and anti-inflammatory treatment the pain is still there. It’s important to have a correct diagnosis to be able to assess the problem correctly. That is where most treatments fail before even starting. If you are suffering from…
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How to Ap­ply for a European Health Insurance Card in Spain

The “Tar­jeta San­it­aria Europea” is the Span­ish equi­val­ent of the European Health In­sur­ance Card If you are res­id­ent in Spain, have a Span­ish so­cial se­cur­ity num­ber and you are act­ively pay­ing your con­tri­bu­tions into the Span­ish So­cial Se­cur­ity sys­tem, you should ap­ply for the Span­ish equi­val­ent of the European Health In­sur­ance Card (EHIC) which is…
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THE SIESTA

Top tips for taking the perfect Spanish siesta Multiple scientific studies in recent years have proven that a short sleep after lunch provides health benefits, including stress reduction, and improves alertness and memory. Every Spaniard knows the advantage of retreating to a cool dark room during the hottest hours of a summer afternoon for a…
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