Vaccinations for children in Spain

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 20 Oct 2020

What vaccines does your child need? Are they different in Spain from other countries? Should you follow the Spanish schedule or that of your home country? This blog explains all. The vaccination schedule for children in Andalucia is shown in the table (in green).  All children are advised to have these vaccines unless there are […]

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Posted on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at 12:39 pm

New Antigen test for Covid-19

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 29 Sep 2020

This test has just become available in Spain and has several advantages Rapid: It is as fast as the rapid antibody test, and faster than the PCR test. The results are ready from 2 hours of taking the sample (the time may vary according to the workload of the laboratory). Early detection: it can detect […]

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Posted on Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 8:37 pm

How to interpret your Covid 19 antibody results

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 21 Aug 2020

For rapid antibody tests and ELISA tests the interpretation is the same. The ELISA test is considered more reliable and also gives a quantitative figure of the amount of antibody (as opposed to a simple positive/negative result with the Rapid test). There are 4 possible results: IgM negative, IgG negative. There is no evidence of […]

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Posted on Friday 21st August 2020 at 11:25 am

Covid-19 testing: which, when and why?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 28 May 2020

*UPDATE 28/9/2020 We are now offering the new Rapid Antigen test for Covid-19. It is cheaper and faster than the PCR test. See details on the blog “New Antigen Test for Covid-19” There are now 3 types of Covid-19 tests available; PCR Rapid antibody tests for IgM and IgG ELISA antibody tests for IgM and IgG  […]

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Posted on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 2:44 pm

How accurate is the Covid-19 rapid antibody test?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 23 Apr 2020

The antibody testing at Atlantic Clinic is currently using the Acro Biotech kit. The American supplier quotes an accuracy rate for the 2 types of antibodies:  IgM: 92.9% IgG: 98.6%* However, there are some uncertainties at the moment: These figures are based on current information. New data is coming in all the time and may […]

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Posted on Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 12:03 pm

We know that this virus will not stop on its own and to date we also have no vaccine to immunize the population against the coronavirus. We can only count on the measures taken by the authorities to put an end to this epidemic and help, on our scale, to prevent infected people from transmitting […]

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Posted on Friday 7th February 2020 at 9:42 pm

Why should we be vaccinating children against HPV?

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 11 Nov 2019

Four out of five people will get HPV at some time in their lives and yet most of them do not even know they are infected! We know that most (not all) HPV infections go away on their own, with no health complications that persist. However, we don’t know which of those infections will turn […]

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Posted on Monday 11th November 2019 at 9:02 pm

The Flu: All you need to know

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 06 Nov 2019

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease. Caused by a virus, it is transmitted very easily through the air (coughing and sneezing), hands or through contaminated objects. To prevent its spread we must take some basic hygiene measures (hand washing, sneezing into the inner elbow or in a handkerchief, airing the house regularly, …). There […]

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Posted on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 10:27 pm

Stop Smoking Program

Post by: Atlantic Clinic on 20 Sep 2019

Better Breathing for Life offers a unique evidenced based STOP SMOKING programme “Smokers are 5 times more likely to quit for good with dedicated support compared to will power alone”  We offer you a bespoke STOP SMOKING NOW programme in the Marbella area.  This unique programme utilises the beneficial effects of a natural herbal product […]

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Posted on Friday 20th September 2019 at 1:39 pm

Do you want to stop smoking? Like many of us you´ve probably tried numerous treatments such as patches, gum, acupuncture, hypnosis, etc – but – you´re still hooked. There are so many reasons not to smoke. Yet it´s one of the hardest addictions to give up.  And living here in Marbella doesn´t make it any […]

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Posted on Friday 20th September 2019 at 1:35 pm