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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.

It’s time to wrap up warm as cold weather takes its toll on people with asthma

It’s time to wrap up warm as cold weather takes its toll on people with asthma

January 10 2017

Asthma affects the lives of 5.4 million people across the UK and many of them find they suffer with an increased number and severity of attacks during cold snaps, leaving them reaching for their inhalers or even facing hospital treatment.

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.

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