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  • How to get tested – Cervical Cancer Prevention

    Cervical screening is safe, quick and always conducted by a female clinician. Women aged 25- 50 are invited to a screening every 3 years- those above 50 every 5- don’t delay, if you are due your cervical screening test book now.  

  • How to self examine my breasts – Cancer Prevention

    It is very important to do a self-examination once a month to detect any changes in your breasts. Knowing your breasts and what is normal for you can help you spot anything unusual quickly, so that you can report it to your GP.  

  • Flu Awareness – Get Vaccinated

    Flu is not like catching a cold and it can be very dangerous to those with underlying health conditions which is why it is important to get vaccinated every year. If you are in a high-risk group, you may get it free on the NHS. Protect yourself and others from flu and get vaccinated.  

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    Skin Health: How Important Is It?

    Skin is the largest organ in the body, not to mention one of the most important. Consisting of three layers—epidermis, dermis and subcutis—skin acts as the first line of defence against injury and infection. It also has a range of functions that are vital in maintaining skin health and overall wellbeing, including: Regulating body temperature…

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    Sun Protection: Are You Using It Right?

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: an annual campaign that promotes the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer. A recent study revealed that people miss 11% of their face when they apply sunscreen and are particularly prone to missing the eyelid area. As the skin of the eyelid is very…