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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.

Where to access medical treatment during the Christmas holidays

Where to access medical treatment during the Christmas holidays

December 20 2016

The NHS is reminding residents in mid and north east Essex where they can access expert medical treatment to help them stay well during the Christmas 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.

Our North Colchester staff get into the Christmas spirit

Our North Colchester staff get into the Christmas spirit

December 15 2016

Here at North Colchester Healthcare Centre we are getting into the seasonal spirit by helping out those in need this Christmas.

Blood clots - raising awareness of the silent killer

Blood clots - raising awareness of the silent killer

December 6 2016

Venous thromboembolisms (VTE), more commonly known as blood clots, are often a silent condition with no obvious symptoms or signs.

People encouraged to try an HIV home-testing kit

People encouraged to try an HIV home-testing kit

November 23 2016

People at risk of HIV are being urged during National HIV Testing Week (November 19-26) to visit their GP for an HIV test or to order a home-testing kit.

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