Tick Bite Prevention Week

    Ticks are small spiderlike blood sucking parasites that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood and can carry a host of dangerous diseases which can be transmitted to pets and humans. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur most often during early spring to late summer and in areas where there a...
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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on 20th March. Its aim is to raise global awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases by promoting good oral health empowering us to maintain a healthy mouth at all ages. Here are some tips for improving oral hygiene: * Regularly brushing your teeth-this will keep your teeth and gums healthy as well as preven...
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Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week

    Nutrition and Hydration week takes place annually and aims to promote improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration all over the word.  It aims to highlight the value of good food and drink in maintaining overall health and wellbeing. In support of this week we have put together some ideas for good nutrition and hydration habits. Aim f...
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. What is Ovarian cancer? It is cancer of the ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of small glands, each the size and shape of an almond. They are located low in the stomach area, on opposite sides of the womb and are attached to the womb by an ovarian ligament. They are the most important organs of the female reproductive sy...
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Healthy Weight – What works?

We’re coming to the end of February and sticking to those new year’s resolutions to be healthier and loose a few pounds are becoming increasingly harder to hold on to. Well we’re here to help and have put together a few tips that may be the key to sticking to those goals. The formula for weight loss sounds simple and straightforward enough – create an energy (or calorie)...
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

  This week - 25th Feb to the 3rd March - is Eating Disorder Awareness week. Do you know that it is believed that 1.6 million people in the UK have an eating disorder? This number may even be higher as many people are reluctant to come forward and seek the help they need. What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are very complex mental health conditions ...
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Winter Health

Knowing how to look after yourself and others when the temperature drops is important. Whether you suffer from a chronic condition or not, cold weather can adversely affect your health. Here are some tips on how to keep well during the winter months. Heat your home to at least 18C (65F) especially if you're not very mobile, are 65 or over, or have a health condition...
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OCD Awareness Week

The OCD week of action will be running from 18-24 February. The OCD Action led campaign aims to break the stigma around mental health and to increase understanding and change perceptions of OCD. Many people use the term “a bit OCD-ish” to describe personal quirks however real OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - is a clinically recognised mental health disorder that aff...
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Raynaud’s Awareness Month

  February is Raynaud's Awarness month. What is Raynaud’s Syndrome? Raynaud’s affects your blood circulation and occurs when the blood vessels in the hands and feet overreact to cold temperatures. The blood vessels are extra sensitive and become more narrow than normal, making the hands and feet very cold for a short length of time. Often there is no known ...
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Dechox in February

    This February the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is hosting a nationwide Dechox. They are challenging anyone who wants to participate to a month without chocolate. This means avoiding all forms of chocolatey treats - from sprinkles on your cappuccino, hot chocolate right through to chocolate breakfast cereals and chocolate bars.   You can choo...
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