Relaxing in the library … is much appreciated

Today’s ‘Relax in the Library’ event was very well attended. The purpose was to encourage staff and students to think about their blood pressure, have it measured (before and after relaxation therapy) and get to know more about what those all important numbers mean – 120/80.

Visitors could choose from a mixture of services – head, neck, shoulder or foot massage whilst others chose instruction on ‘the Alexander Technique’.

Leigh Haslam from Occupational Health took over a quiet corner at the rear of the Library and was kept busy recording peoples’ BP.  It was very interesting to note that there was 100% improvement after relaxation.

DSCF0821Feedback was very positive “Excellent. Enjoyed the head massage which lowered my blood pressure”.

A big ‘thank you’ to all the therapists, (Diana Grant, Tracy Mills, Jenny Fox-Eades, Gillian Pierce, Leigh Haslam and to Lynda Cotterill for providing a range of tasty, healthy snacks.

Don’t worry if you missed today’s event, there may be others in the future plus we stock a selection of books on Hypertension, useful leaflets and published research findings on how you can look after yourself through lifestyle, exercise and diet.

 

BMJ Case Reports (20 new articles): August 2014

Spermatic cord abscess: a rare complication of epididymo-orchitis, the diagnosis and management
Acquired von Willebrand’s disease associated with epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid salivary gland
Endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Citrobacter koseri originating from a renal abscess
Community-acquired multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infective endocarditis
A case of sigmoid colon duplication in an adult woman

An unusual cause of altered mental status: the importance of monitoring a patient’s blood pressure
Three-dimensional precise orientation of bilateral auricular trial prosthesis using a facebow for a young adult with Crouzon syndrome
‘Saddle nose’ deformity caused by advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal septum
Columella pressure necrosis: a method of surgical reconstruction and its long-term outcome

Plasmablastic multiple myeloma following clear cell renal cell carcinoma
Magnamosis: a novel technique for the management of rectal atresia
A surprising cause of acute right upper quadrant pain
Intranasal tooth: ectopic eruption 1 year after maxillofacial trauma
A rare case of acute hepatitis induced by use of Babchi seeds as an Ayurvedic remedy for vitiligo

Atypical presentation of chronic granulomatous disease with Burkholderia cepacia
Unicystic ameloblastoma with mural proliferation: conservative or surgical approach’
Multidetector CT angiography influences the choice of treatment for blunt carotid artery injury
Extensive maxillofacial plasmablastic lymphoma in an immunocompetent patient
An unusual and inexplicable ECG pattern in an ostial LAD occlusion
Fracture of mandible during yawning in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta