HCA Healthcare UK, the international arm of HCA Healthcare, is revealing the truth behind everyday medical matters. And now, we can join the conversation remotely with the debut of their podcast series, Health: Fact vs Fiction.

Tune in for a frank and fascinating mix of health-related mythbusting and expert commentary from our UK medical specialists as famed British television personality Anna Richardson serves as host for the six-episode pilot series. Celebrity guests also will enter the discussion to talk about all things health.

In the car, at the gym, on the go – wherever you listen to your podcasts – be prepared to be informed, entertained and reassured with Health: Fact vs. Fiction. Take a look at the episode guide below and listen now here.  You can also subscribe on Apple or Google.

Episode 1 – Having the balls

HCA Healthcare UK Andrologist Suks Minhas talk everything to do with men’s health with host Anna and guests, former footballer and radio presenter Jason Cundy and TV’s Dominic Littlewood. They discuss everything from what is normal “down there” to fertility to lumps and cancer scares. Jason and Dominic also share their experiences with testicular and prostate cancer to encourage more men to be self-aware and check themselves regularly.

Episode 2 – Genes Unzipped

HCA Healthcare UK Geneticist Dr. Anju Kulkarni joins host Anna and popstar Michelle Heaton to unzip the secrets of our genes and how it affects our health. Michelle gives a moving account of how inheriting the BRCA gene (a gene that increases a woman’s risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer) changed her life.

Episode 3 – Skin Deep

Host Anna chats with HCA Healthcare UK Dermatologist Sharon Wong about how to keep the largest organ in the body (skin) healthy and debunks myths relating to adult acne, sun cream, and hair thinning. Celebrity guest Denise Van Outen also shares her experience with chronic eczema and talks about her daughter’s experience with the condition and how they manage flare-ups.

Episode 4 – Before I Forget Let’s Talk About Memory

Joined by HCA Healthcare UK Neurologist Nick Losseff, Anna tests her cognitive function and busts some of the myths relating to memory and addresses the age-old question, are women really better at remembering things than men?

Episode 5 – Vagina Chat and the Big M

A funny and frank discussion about women’s intimate health. Anna, HCA Healthcare UK OB-GYN Shazia Malik and guest Andrea McLean discuss the impact menopause has on the body, hormone replacement therapy, and sex.

HCA Healthcare UK is the country’s largest provider of privately funded care, with more than 800,000 patient visits every year. From complex and urgent care to primary care, outpatient and day-case treatment, HCA UK provides care across a network of hospitals in London and Manchester. HCA Healthcare UK includes London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, Roodlane Medical Ltd, and Blossoms Healthcare.