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Helping the Homeless in the Summer
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Helping the Homeless in the Summer

21st August 2019

Homeless charity ‘Shelter’ estimates that around 320,000 people in Great Britain are homeless.
Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it
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Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it

14th August 2019

Opening up a dialogue around mental health, suicide, thoughts and feelings is important and shouldn’t be avoided whether loved ones are in crisis or not. It may just save a life.

From sofa star to star striker
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From sofa star to star striker

7th August 2019

Football has arguably never been as popular, but is that popularity amounting to more people playing football?

The benefits and fun of playing golf
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The benefits and fun of playing golf

31st July 2019

National Golf Month aims to inspire more people into the game and highlight the benefits of a good round of golf.

What makes water so good for us?
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What makes water so good for us?

24th July 2019

Did you know, water accounts for 60 per cent of your body weight and that every system in the body needs water to function?

Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing
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Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

17th July 2019

As we age, we tend to drastically reduce our activity levels. This can affect our health by increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as affecting our emotional wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and boost fitness levels while soaking up a bit of sun.

Are you tick aware?
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Are you tick aware?

10th July 2019

A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.

Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release
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Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release

5th July 2019

 Dr Afiniki Akanet, one of Care UK’s registrars for Warwickshire, has done it again with the upcoming release of her second motivational book, Taking CSA Tomorrow: Get in the right mindset for your MRCGP exam.
How to keep healthy on your holidays
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How to keep healthy on your holidays

3rd July 2019

Having the opportunity to let go for a while and recharge the batteries is one of the main reasons why people go on holiday. But letting go too much and finding you’ve brought back new health issues or a bigger waistline with you, often takes away from the relaxing time you had and creates new stresses for you to deal with once you’re home again.

Hot weather advice for commuters
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Hot weather advice for commuters

1st July 2019

Surges in temperatures this week may affect commuters more than other people and a London-based GP is urging people to plan in advance to prevent pain later.

The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms
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The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms

25th June 2019

Dr Tara Dukkipati, a senior GP for Care UK in Essex, offers some advice on minimising the impact of hay fever and dispels some common misconceptions.

Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals
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Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals

24th June 2019

 Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre’s pharmacist is advising festival goers to think before they pack their bags, to avoid health pitfalls and ensure that their summer of fun doesn’t turn from a bang into a whimper.
National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June
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National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June

21st June 2019

 Yoga derives from Sanskrit which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’.
The 5 signs to look for rheumatoid arthritis
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The 5 signs to look for rheumatoid arthritis

20th June 2019

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition which affects around 400,000 people in the UK.
Five recipes that will make the most of cherry season
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Five recipes that will make the most of cherry season

19th June 2019

In season from June to July in the UK, now is the prime time to try your hand at a bit of cherry picking if you enjoy them fresh and juicy. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with your cherry haul:

What is Indoor Bowls?
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What is Indoor Bowls?

14th June 2019

 The benefit of Indoor Bowling is that it can be played at any time, no matter the weather.
Dementia and food: a big appetite or no appetite?
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Dementia and food: a big appetite or no appetite?

13th June 2019

No two people will have the same experience of dementia. And it’s not just about memories being lost. One area that may affect someone with dementia is their appetite.

Men’s Health Week
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Men’s Health Week

10th June 2019

Ade Adeniyi, consultant urological surgeon and medical director at our Emerson Green NHS Treatment Centre, is encouraging all men, and the partners who support them, to use Men’s Health Week as an opportunity to evaluate and improve ...
High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?
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High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?

6th June 2019

High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.

6 signs you may need cataract surgery
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6 signs you may need cataract surgery

28th May 2019

​Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.
Skydiving for mental health
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Skydiving for mental health

22nd May 2019

A marketing coordinator for Primary Care at Care UK Health Care in Reading is set to skydive from a plane 10,000 feet up to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.

Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer
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Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

21st May 2019

The hard-working team at Suffolk NHS 111’s Integrated Urgent Care call centre have dedicated a year to raising awareness of bowel cancer and supporting a charity that helps sufferers and their families.
How to open up the conversation around death and dying
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How to open up the conversation around death and dying

15th May 2019

When the mere mention of the inevitable end can stir up uncomfortable emotions, there rarely feels like a right time to bring it up. However, having these conversations before we have to have them, gives those around us the opportunity to air their fears, concerns, thoughts or wishes openly and in a relaxed environment.

Food allergies: the facts
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Food allergies: the facts

9th May 2019

A food allergy reaction can range from a blocked nose or hives, to vomiting or difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. These reactions happen after eating a particular food that causes the immune system to mount an attack against the ‘enemy’ food. When this food is consumed again, the antibodies previously created will trigger and kick-start the allergic reaction.

Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!
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Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

2nd May 2019

Only one in five people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet. Many of those people will then go on to eat or prepare food for themselves or others leading to contamination and running the risk of causing illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement
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Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

29th April 2019

Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.
Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award
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Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award

25th April 2019

Dedication to supporting LGBT+ prisoners across the prison estate has seen nurse Julia Waldron win a national award for her success and commitment.
Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award
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Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award

25th April 2019

Dedication to her patients and a passion to help tackle substance misuse has won an HMP Wealstun nurse a national award.
White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?
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White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

24th April 2019

White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation.
Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden
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Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

24th April 2019

Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one?
How to stay healthy this Easter
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How to stay healthy this Easter

18th April 2019

Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything.
Think you know about Parkinson's?
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Think you know about Parkinson's?

16th April 2019

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, that’s around one adult in every 350.

Care UK helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome
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Care UK helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome

8th April 2019

A Strood man is looking forward to his holiday on the beach after the team at Care UK's Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre helped him beat his extreme hospital phobia, allowing him to undergo surgery.
Advice for marathon runners
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Advice for marathon runners

8th April 2019

April heralds the start of the marathon season in the UK. Here’s a few tips that will help you keep your cool on the day.

National Walk to Work Day
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National Walk to Work Day

4th April 2019

Friday 5th April is National Walk to Work Day, and it is a great reminder to ditch the car, put on some walking shoes and take some gentle but effective exercise.
Discovering national parks
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Discovering national parks

2nd April 2019

National parks are great places to take a stroll in, but figures from Public Health England (PHE) show an alarmingly high amount of people aged between 40 and 60 are dangerously inactive.

Reading bowel cancer campaigner urges people not to ignore symptoms
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Reading bowel cancer campaigner urges people not to ignore symptoms

1st April 2019

A 26-year-old, who works for Reading-based Care UK Health Care, is urging people not to ignore the symptoms of the disease that killed her father 10 years ago.
Are you making time for you? Spring into good health!
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Are you making time for you? Spring into good health!

27th March 2019

Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few years since you last exercised and made a conscious decision to improve your physical and mental health, it’s always the first step that is the hardest.

World Oral Health Day
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World Oral Health Day

20th March 2019

11 steps to a healthy mouth (plus 5 food and drink dos and don’ts)Today, 20th March, is World Oral Health Day.
The 8 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation
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The 8 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

13th March 2019

13th March is No Smoking Day, and here are the 8 reasons why you should try to quit before having an operation

Eat, drink and be healthy! 6 top tips
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Eat, drink and be healthy! 6 top tips

11th March 2019

This week is national Nutrition and Hydration Week. Here are our top 6 tips on eating and drinking healthily.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) awareness
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) awareness

5th March 2019

This month is Deep Venous Thrombosis Month.
Five steps to get in shape for surgery
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Five steps to get in shape for surgery

27th February 2019

February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise.
Eating disorder awareness week
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Eating disorder awareness week

25th February 2019

Dr Marjorie Gillespie, Director of Primary Care at Care UK, wants eating disorder sufferers to be inspired by Eating Disorder Week (February 25-March 3) and take the decision to speak to their GP about their problem and not suffer in silence:“...
Practicing mindfulness
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Practicing mindfulness

19th February 2019

Mindfulness has been shown to help people with mental and physical health problems, from stress, anxiety and depression to chronic pain, eating disorders and concentration.
How will you spread a little kindness?
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How will you spread a little kindness?

14th February 2019

This Sunday 17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Every year, on this day, many people are inspired to spread a little kindness in a random way, but why save it all for one day?

Valentine’s day
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Valentine’s day

12th February 2019

As Valentine’s Day approaches, here’s a few thoughts on keeping those lips ready for a romantic kiss and curing some of the less attractive problems associated with our mouths.
Avoid toothache – look after your teeth!
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Avoid toothache – look after your teeth!

8th February 2019

Saturday 9th February is Toothache Day! Our dental experts give their top tips for maintaining a healthy mouth

The secrets to getting kids eating healthy foods on a budget
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The secrets to getting kids eating healthy foods on a budget

6th February 2019

 When time, money and patience are in short supply, reaching for the high in saturated fat, sugar, salt and calorie-filled snacks and meals often feels like the cheaper, less stress, less fuss option.
Healthy walks with your dog
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Healthy walks with your dog

5th February 2019

One thing almost all dog owners have in common is that they have to walk their pets.