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YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Simple tips to boost your mood on 'Blue Monday'

A Derbyshire clinician has urged residents to take simple steps to improve their mood on so-called Blue Monday.
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Disability advocates to join Derbyshire health watchdog

Disability advocates to join Derbyshire health watchdog

A Derbyshire health and social care watchdog is teaming up with a learning disability charity to give young people a say on the quality of services.

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Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

New year’s resolutions, surely most of us that make them break them? Especially on a dull January evening when you know there’s a half eaten box of Celebrations in the cupboard calling out to you.

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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BODY MOT: Free health checks for Erewash residents

BODY MOT: Free health checks for Erewash residents

Free health checks for Erewash residents will be on offer throughout this year as part of the drive for healthier lifestyles.

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POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

A leading GP has warned the family doctor service is ‘skating on thin ice’ this winter with some patients having to wait up to three weeks for an appointment.

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STOCK PICTURE:The 84-year-old pensioner from Sheffield was scammed out of 30,000

Help elderly neighbours and friends this festive season

With the festive season almost here, the NHS is Derbyshire is urging residents to take time to check on elderly relatives, friends and neighbours who may be alone or vulnerable this Christmas.

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Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Many of Derbyshire’s pharmacies will be closed over the festive period.

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Chemist opening times

NHS England North Midlands is warning that not all pharmacies will be open over the festive season.

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Cases of Norovirus are expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?
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Adrian Sutton (left) and Kevin Stewart (right) of Royal Bank of Scotland, with Dr John Doddy at Hickings Lane.

Stapleford medical centre secures £800k for expansion plans

A Stapleford medical centre has big plans for the future after securing a six-figure funding package to modernise and expand its GP services.

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COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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Alzheimers Society CEO Jeremy Hughes (centre) visiting Stewart Medical Centre in Buxton with the Dementia Friendly General Practice Pilot team.

‘Dementia-friendly’ pilot project nominated for top gong

A pioneering project designed to make Derbyshire GP practices more ‘dementia-friendly’ has been nominated for a top award.

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Staff from Ilkeston Community Hospital minor injury unit are pictured celebrating their achievement.

Ilkeston’s minor injury unit ‘outstanding’ for patient care

Ilkeston Community Hospital’s minor injury unit has been rated “outstanding” for patient care.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Catherine Rowan with Shannon Finlan and Jason Rowan.

Firm backs youngster’s hospital fundraising campaign

An Ilkeston-based business helped a 12-year-old girl raise more than £3,000 as a thank-you to the hospital caring for her big sister who is battling a brain condition.

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Ilkeston design agency take steps to boost staff wellbeing

Ilkeston design agency take steps to boost staff wellbeing

Staff at an Ilkeston digital design agency have set off on a workplace wellbeing initiative which will see them walk ‘around the world’.

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