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This article discusses the flu jab, the symptoms of the flu and how you can get the flu jab to help increase your chances of fighting the flu virus.
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Stoptober

2 Oct 2019

Stoptober lasts for a period of 28 days (4 weeks) and is a long running event held each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. The key purpose of this event is to reduce the number of smokers also to encourage participants not to smoke during that 28 day period. As a result, hoping that people give up smoking permanently due to the bad impacts it has on your health and well-being (mental and physical).
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National eye health week is about raising awareness which takes place this year from Monday 23rd September 2019 until Friday 27th September 2019 promoting and educating people about the importance of eye health. This will be the seventh annual National Eye Health Week. The main aim of National Eye Health Week is to create a community that is free from the impact of sight loss.There are currently over 2 million people living in the UK who live with sight loss, which has a significant impact on their daily lives. It is predicted that by 2030 the number will increase to over 2.7 million people.

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Although know your numbers week is mainly based around blood pressure raising awareness of high blood pressure. We have decided to put together a blog based on the following body temperature, respiration rate, cholesterol levels, and pulse rates which are vital sign numbers that are also important to keep an eye on and check regularly to ensure your body is functioning correctly.

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FND Awareness Day

12 Apr 2018

This Year FND Awareness Day will be taking place on Friday 13th April 2018 with the leading charity FND Hope and the purpose is to raise awareness for Functional Neurological Disorders so that people know the signs and symptoms and can be diagnosed supporting people suffering with FND.
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Patient Access is an online service provided by EMIS Health and provides the clinical system which you connect to through Patient Access which you can use to manage your repeat prescriptions and nominate the pharmacy you wish to dispense your medication. Find out more in this article.

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Obesity Blog

16 Oct 2017

Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated a high amount of body fat having a negative effect on their health. Obesity is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat. Obesity is best defined using Body Mass Index (BMI) which is calculated using a person’s height and weight. A BMI of 18.5-24.9 is considered normal weight, a BMI of 25-29.9 is considered overweight, and a BMI of over 30 is considered obese.
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World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is recognised every year on the 13th of October and focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis so hundreds of educational events occur in countries around the world. The key objectives of the campaign involve increasing global awareness of thrombosis including the causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, with prevention and treatments available to prevent this condition.
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This year World Mental Health Day will be hosted on Tuesday 10th October 2017 and the primary aim is to raise awareness about mental health issues and help support mental health. The main theme is based on workplace wellbeing. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act and also helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, how we make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood.
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OCD Awareness Week is a global effort to raise awareness about OCD. This year it will take place on the 9th October 2017- 15th October 2017 and the key purpose is to help raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder, helping more people to get timely access to appropriate resources and effective treatment.
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