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When it's more than just Blue Monday

When it's more than just Blue Monday

January 12 2017

MONDAY (January 16) is reckoned to be the most depressing day of the year – so-called Blue Monday – and so, with one in five adults in the UK experiencing depression at some point in their life, our health centre has offered tips on how to identify and tackle depression.

Cold weather health advice

Cold weather health advice

January 12 2017

With weather forecasters predicting an icy blast, now is the time for us all to think about how cold weather can seriously affect the health of older people.

It’s time to wrap up warm as cold weather takes its toll on people with asthma

It’s time to wrap up warm as cold weather takes its toll on people with asthma

January 10 2017

Asthma affects the lives of 5.4 million people across the UK and many of them find they suffer with an increased number and severity of attacks during cold snaps, leaving them reaching for their inhalers or even facing hospital treatment.

One in four UK adults classified as obese

One in four UK adults classified as obese

January 5 2017

We are urging our local community to use National Obesity Awareness Week (January 9-15) to start reversing a trend which has seen one in four adults in the UK classified as obese.

Give your liver a well-needed rest

Give your liver a well-needed rest

January 4 2017

With the Dry January and Love your Liver campaigns both underway, there’s plenty of information out there on how you can get your liver into a better shape. But here are a few tips to get you started with giving your liver a rest after the December deluge:

Does my bum look big in this? How we are struggling to tell what is obese

Does my bum look big in this? How we are struggling to tell what is obese

December 30 2016

A fascinating survey recently released by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that perceptions of what is a healthy weight have changed so much that we may no longer, as a culture, be able to identify a healthy body shape.

Think before you visit A&E this Christmas

Think before you visit A&E this Christmas

December 22 2016

Patients needing medical assistance during the Christmas and New Year holiday period are being urged to ease pressure on hospital A&E departments by visiting their local walk-in centre – and taking some common-sense precautions.

Doctors urge patients to pick up repeat prescriptions now to beat Christmas closures

Doctors urge patients to pick up repeat prescriptions now to beat Christmas closures

December 20 2016

With Christmas fast approaching doctors have been reminding patients to pick up their repeat prescriptions before GP practices and pharmacies close for the holidays.

Antibiotics and when you really need them

Antibiotics and when you really need them

December 15 2016

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today. To put it simply, many bacteria are evolving to be resistant to antibiotics. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous.

Your winter survival guide

Your winter survival guide

December 13 2016

With winter officially here, we are all presented with fresh challenges for staying fit and healthy during the cold months that lie ahead. Download our guide to get winter ready.

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