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Try going meat-free once a week and feel the benefits
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Try going meat-free once a week and feel the benefits

13th November 2019

The world’s total meat consumption stands at more than 300 million metric tonnes per year, having risen from seven million in the 1960s.
There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression
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There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression

6th November 2019

As summer fades away and we slip back into our woolly jumpers, the season change can have a negative effect on our mood.
Debunking the myths about diabetes
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Debunking the myths about diabetes

1st November 2019

Diabetes involves the pancreas, an organ in the body, either not producing enough insulin, insulin that doesn’t work properly or any insulin at all.
Q&A with Afiniki Akanet as part of Black History Month
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Q&A with Afiniki Akanet as part of Black History Month

30th October 2019

Black History Month is a celebration of achievements and contributions by the black community that is celebrated worldwide.
Black History Month 2019
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Black History Month 2019

30th October 2019

As Black History Month comes to a close this week, we would like to highlight some of the amazing Black and Asian health workers that have made a difference in and out of healthcare throughout history.
Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween
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Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween

28th October 2019

Even though Halloween is built on sweets and treats, there is still an opportunity to make health conscious decisions without losing the fun.
Health experts warn to plan ahead for flu
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Health experts warn to plan ahead for flu

23rd October 2019

Australia has recently experienced the biggest, and earliest, flu outbreak in recent years. Since planning for vaccinations in the UK is based on what happens in the southern hemisphere, UK health experts warn that we should all be taking note of the Australian outbreak and start preparing now for a winter flu outbreak.

Everything you need to know about periods
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Everything you need to know about periods

16th October 2019

We all have questions around periods whether you’ve not yet started having periods, just started having them, been having periods for years, your periods ended a while ago or will never experience having periods but are curious about what ...
Seven top exercise tips to keep arthritis at bay
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Seven top exercise tips to keep arthritis at bay

9th October 2019

One in six of us experiences joint pain every day.
Eat your microgreens
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Eat your microgreens

2nd October 2019

Packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and with an abundance of flavour, microgreens are a simple and delicious way of getting more of the good stuff into your diet.

STOPTOBER: How to stop smoking and how it can benefit you and your loved ones
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STOPTOBER: How to stop smoking and how it can benefit you and your loved ones

1st October 2019

Stoptober is the 28-day challenge to stop smoking for good.
The facts about fats
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The facts about fats

24th September 2019

Everyone needs an amount of fat for a healthy, balanced diet.
 Take time to check your pee – it could save your life
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Take time to check your pee – it could save your life

18th September 2019

September is National Urology Awareness Month and a Bristol-based expert is encouraging people to check their pee to potentially save their lives.
Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’
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Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’

11th September 2019

New research from the University of Edinburgh has disproved the perception that pain from hip and knee arthritis is only mildly discomforting and that surgery is an option.
Find your time again with these ten time-management tips
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Find your time again with these ten time-management tips

11th September 2019

Managing your time more effectively and efficiently, whether it’s in your personal or professional life - or even both, may help to give you the balance you are searching for.

The law around organ donation in England is changing
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The law around organ donation in England is changing

4th September 2019

Most people support organ donation in principle and would be willing to donate their organs after their death. However, many people do not make this decision clear either by signing on to the NHS Organ Donor Register or telling their family. The change in law is better believed to reflect what most people want to happen and will help save and improve more lives.

Why you should always check your food labels
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Why you should always check your food labels

28th August 2019

Checking nutrition labels on the foods you eat helps you to keep track of the amount of nutrients, fats, salts and sugars you’re having to help you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Helping the Homeless in the Summer
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Helping the Homeless in the Summer

21st August 2019

Homeless charity ‘Shelter’ estimates that around 320,000 people in Great Britain are homeless.
Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it
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Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it

14th August 2019

Opening up a dialogue around mental health, suicide, thoughts and feelings is important and shouldn’t be avoided whether loved ones are in crisis or not. It may just save a life.

From sofa star to star striker
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From sofa star to star striker

7th August 2019

Football has arguably never been as popular, but is that popularity amounting to more people playing football?

The benefits and fun of playing golf
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The benefits and fun of playing golf

31st July 2019

National Golf Month aims to inspire more people into the game and highlight the benefits of a good round of golf.

What makes water so good for us?
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What makes water so good for us?

24th July 2019

Did you know, water accounts for 60 per cent of your body weight and that every system in the body needs water to function?

New hospital director for Emersons Green and Devizes NHS Treatment Centres
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New hospital director for Emersons Green and Devizes NHS Treatment Centres

24th July 2019

Our Emersons Green and Devizes NHS Treatment Centres have a new hospital director.
Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing
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Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

17th July 2019

As we age, we tend to drastically reduce our activity levels. This can affect our health by increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as affecting our emotional wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and boost fitness levels while soaking up a bit of sun.

Are you tick aware?
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Are you tick aware?

10th July 2019

A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.

Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release
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Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release

5th July 2019

 Dr Afiniki Akanet, one of Care UK’s registrars for Warwickshire, has done it again with the upcoming release of her second motivational book, Taking CSA Tomorrow: Get in the right mindset for your MRCGP exam.
How to keep healthy on your holidays
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How to keep healthy on your holidays

3rd July 2019

Having the opportunity to let go for a while and recharge the batteries is one of the main reasons why people go on holiday. But letting go too much and finding you’ve brought back new health issues or a bigger waistline with you, often takes away from the relaxing time you had and creates new stresses for you to deal with once you’re home again.

Hot weather advice for commuters
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Hot weather advice for commuters

1st July 2019

Surges in temperatures this week may affect commuters more than other people and a London-based GP is urging people to plan in advance to prevent pain later.

The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms
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The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms

25th June 2019

Dr Tara Dukkipati, a senior GP for Care UK in Essex, offers some advice on minimising the impact of hay fever and dispels some common misconceptions.

Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals
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Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals

24th June 2019

 Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre’s pharmacist is advising festival goers to think before they pack their bags, to avoid health pitfalls and ensure that their summer of fun doesn’t turn from a bang into a whimper.
National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June
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National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June

21st June 2019

 Yoga derives from Sanskrit which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’.
The 5 signs to look for rheumatoid arthritis
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The 5 signs to look for rheumatoid arthritis

20th June 2019

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition which affects around 400,000 people in the UK.
Five recipes that will make the most of cherry season
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Five recipes that will make the most of cherry season

19th June 2019

In season from June to July in the UK, now is the prime time to try your hand at a bit of cherry picking if you enjoy them fresh and juicy. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with your cherry haul:

What is Indoor Bowls?
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What is Indoor Bowls?

14th June 2019

 The benefit of Indoor Bowling is that it can be played at any time, no matter the weather.
Dementia and food: a big appetite or no appetite?
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Dementia and food: a big appetite or no appetite?

13th June 2019

No two people will have the same experience of dementia. And it’s not just about memories being lost. One area that may affect someone with dementia is their appetite.

Men’s Health Week
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Men’s Health Week

10th June 2019

Ade Adeniyi, consultant urological surgeon and medical director at our Emerson Green NHS Treatment Centre, is encouraging all men, and the partners who support them, to use Men’s Health Week as an opportunity to evaluate and improve ...
High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?
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High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?

6th June 2019

High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

6 signs you may need cataract surgery
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6 signs you may need cataract surgery

28th May 2019

​Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.
Skydiving for mental health
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Skydiving for mental health

22nd May 2019

A marketing coordinator for Primary Care at Care UK Health Care in Reading is set to skydive from a plane 10,000 feet up to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.

Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer
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Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

21st May 2019

The hard-working team at Suffolk NHS 111’s Integrated Urgent Care call centre have dedicated a year to raising awareness of bowel cancer and supporting a charity that helps sufferers and their families.
What causes cataracts?
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What causes cataracts?

16th May 2019

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre Teresa Anthony explained: “Most cataracts form as part of the natural ageing process.
How to open up the conversation around death and dying
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How to open up the conversation around death and dying

15th May 2019

When the mere mention of the inevitable end can stir up uncomfortable emotions, there rarely feels like a right time to bring it up. However, having these conversations before we have to have them, gives those around us the opportunity to air their fears, concerns, thoughts or wishes openly and in a relaxed environment.

Food allergies: the facts
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Food allergies: the facts

9th May 2019

A food allergy reaction can range from a blocked nose or hives, to vomiting or difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. These reactions happen after eating a particular food that causes the immune system to mount an attack against the ‘enemy’ food. When this food is consumed again, the antibodies previously created will trigger and kick-start the allergic reaction.

Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!
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Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

2nd May 2019

Only one in five people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet. Many of those people will then go on to eat or prepare food for themselves or others leading to contamination and running the risk of causing illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement
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Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

29th April 2019

Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.
Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award
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Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award

25th April 2019

Dedication to supporting LGBT+ prisoners across the prison estate has seen nurse Julia Waldron win a national award for her success and commitment.
Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award
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Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award

25th April 2019

Dedication to her patients and a passion to help tackle substance misuse has won an HMP Wealstun nurse a national award.
White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?
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White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

24th April 2019

White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation.
Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden
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Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

24th April 2019

Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one?
How to stay healthy this Easter
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How to stay healthy this Easter

18th April 2019

Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything.