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Encephalitis – not well known maybe, but life-threatening nonetheless

Encephalitis – not well known maybe, but life-threatening nonetheless

February 21 2017

February 22 is World Encephalitis Day and for those not familiar with the condition, read these comments from Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of The Encephalitis Society: “Imagine going to sleep one night and waking up the next day a completely different person - this is essentially what it can be like for some survivors of encephalitis.”

Men urged not to ignore impotence problems

Men urged not to ignore impotence problems

February 14 2017

February 14 is celebrated by most as Valentine’s Day but it's also National Impotence Day.

All about Raynaud's

All about Raynaud's

February 1 2017

February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, but what is Raynaud’s and how can it be treated or managed?

Well, Raynaud’s is a common condition (it affects up to 20% of the adult population worldwide) which affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body, usually the fingers and toes.

Help minimise your risk of cancer and heart disease

Help minimise your risk of cancer and heart disease

February 1 2017

Cancer and heart disease are the two biggest killers of mankind. Every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack. And around 980 people are diagnosed with cancer every day. But there is much we can do to minimise the risk of both; the key being to eat healthily.

Tinnitus – time to make a noise about this annoying complaint

Tinnitus – time to make a noise about this annoying complaint

February 1 2017

Tinnitus may be the subject of a few jokey comments but it’s certainly no laughing matter for the one in five people who are affected by this very annoying complaint.

Colleagues rally round to help Nathanael

Colleagues rally round to help Nathanael

January 24 2017

Colleagues at our North Colchester Healthcare Centre are fundraising to support a staff member whose 22-year-old brother has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymph

Go on, give someone a hug – it’s very good for you!

Go on, give someone a hug – it’s very good for you!

January 19 2017

January 21 is National Hug Day – but did you know there’s more to a hug than meets the eye?

Women urged to take up smear test invitation

Women urged to take up smear test invitation

January 19 2017

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 - killing three women in the UK every single day. Three-quarters of cervical cancers are prevented by cervical screening, (smear tests) yet one in four women does not attend this potentially life-saving test. 

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.

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