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Growing Concerns Over Childhood Obesity

NHS England is concerned that modern children are growing up thinking obesity is ‘normal.’ Chief Executive Simon Stevens has expressed concerns over sedentary lifestyles contributing to worrying obesity and diabetes levels in children.   NHS England is also concerned that an increasing number of parents are failing to spot when their children are overweight.  

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Strokes Rising Among Working-Age People

Strokes aren’t just a worry for older people any more.    New studies have revealed that strokes are rising among working-age people at an “alarming rate” – particularly in the past year. Strokes are no longer seen as a disease of older people, with experts citing unhealthy lifestyles as the main reason.   Studying hospital

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It’s Gout Awareness Month!

May 2015 is Gout Awareness month! Launched to coincide with Rheumatology 2015, it’s Arthritis Care UKs effort to raise awareness and understanding of gout in the UK.   Often ridiculed as a self-inflicted condition related to an overly-rich diet, gout is an extremely painful metabolic condition that can cause kidney damage, joint destruction and bone

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Safe Medicines For Children

Children are not just small adults. When it comes to medication, they require a completely different approach, and should be treated with extra care. A lot of childhood illnesses don’t require medication at all, and it’s actually better for children to recover by themselves, if they can. Allowing a child to recover naturally helps them

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5 Health Benefits of Walking

Walk To Work Week takes place next week and as part of our bid to encourage as many of you as possible to make a change to your travel arrangements and walk to work, we’ve put together some of the health benefits you can expect to feel in reward for your efforts.   Perhaps you

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GRACE: What Is It And How Does It Work?

GRACE stands for “General Referral And Assessment Service.” The service is for patients who have been referred for specialist advice or care and aims to ensure they get the most appropriate treatment.   Treatment   Treatment can be administered by a variety of different healthcare professionals including:   GPs Specialists in the area of your

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