Month / June 2015

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  • Can I Trust What I Read Online?

    It’s a question many of you will have asked yourselves at some point. Many of you will also have mulled it over with friends and family too when having a coffee – have you heard such and such causes cancer? Eating chocolate can reduce your risk of having a stroke! Drinking red wine will make…

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    Eating Chocolate May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

    “Two chocolate bars a day can SLASH the risk of heart disease and stroke” The Daily Mirror   That’s right – eating chocolate may have unexpected health benefits!   The media has been full of the news that, hallelujah, chocolate may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases like stroke.   But hold your horses. The…

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    How Do Community Nurse Home Visits Work?

    A District Community Nurse Service is provided throughout East Berkshire to help adult patients receive care at home and minimise the amount of time spent in hospital, helping them to keep their independence.   Who’s entitled to the service?   If you are housebound and unable to see your GP or get to your surgery,…

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    #NationalPicnicWeek: Healthy Picnics

    “Every year, the National Picnic Week campaign aims to encourage children and adults alike to embrace healthy eating while still enjoying a picnic!”   National Picnic Week, the campaign that encourages all of us to come together over a picnic, is now upon us. As well as celebrating al fresco dining and making the most…

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    #DiabetesAndMe: Diabetes Awareness Week

    By 2025 it is estimated that five million people will have diabetes. Most of these cases will be Type 2 diabetes, because of our ageing population and rapidly rising numbers of overweight and obese people. The figures are alarming and confirm that diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today.   Diabetes Awareness Week began…