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Your blood could help to save a life

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is visiting Lenzie next month, aas part of its ongoing effort to keep vital supplies at a safe level.

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Hayley tries pole fitness at Pole Position Glasgow. Left to right: Emily, Claire, Hayley Angell, Natalie and class instructor Jayde Usher.

Hayley’s in pole position with her weight loss

A woman who was told she’d need to lose weight to receive fertility treatment has been throwing herself into all forms of exercise - including pole dancing!

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The poison was left on the ground

Warning to pet owners after two suspected dog poisonings

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after receiving two unrelated reports of poison being found.

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to take action to combat the ‘January blues’ by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Dr Frank Dunn who is retiring after 30 years at Stobhill

A final Stobhill bow for dedicated Dr Dunn

A pioneering doctor who grew up in the grounds of Stobhill has taken his last clinic in the hospital he’s worked in for more than 30 years.

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Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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Duncan Bannatyne and Nigora Whitehorn during a recent mission by Operation Smile to Ghana

Stepps health club joins TV ‘Dragon’ to fund life-changing operations for children

Hundreds of children in the developing world will have life-changing operations, thanks in part to a health club at Stepps owned by a TV Dragon.

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Kim Kilgour with other local residents who want to install a defibrillator outside Westerton Hall.

New way to make emergency call

Kind-hearted residents are trying to save Westerton phone box from being taken away so they can install a defibrillator in it.

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Could you be heading to the land of nod?

What’s your sleep scenario?

Sleepless nights will be a thing of the past as six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters have been launched to help the nation get a better night’s sleep.

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Free counselling service for veterans

Free counselling service for veterans

National Servicemen and veterans from East Dunbartonshire are being encouraged to access free counselling advice.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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Christmas Enterprise Fayre is a great success

Christmas Enterprise Fayre is a great success

NHS Lanarkshire’s occupational therapy mental health teams hosted a successful second run of their inclusive ‘Christmas Enterprise Fayre’ - which was held in Motherwell South Parish Church recently.

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Martin Kerr

Martin’s first marathon raised over £1.6k for Prostate Cancer

A big-hearted Bearsden man who did a 26-mile trek in Ireland – with a helping hand from a local opticians – has raised more than £1,600 for charity.

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Recommendations have been made to improve breast cancer screening.

Calls for breast screening improvements

A series of recommendations to improve the breast screening process has been made following a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

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Female medicine doctor filling in patient medical history list during ward round while patient communicating with doctor. Medical care or insurance concept. Physician ready to examine and help

Eleven patients a week in Glasgow being diagnosed with hepatitis C

Glasgow is at the forefront of the NHS’s battle to beat hepatitis C, with an average of 11 patients being diagnosed in the area each week last year – a third of all new cases in Scotland.

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Sheena crowned top care worker at awards

Sheena crowned top care worker at awards

Sheena Walker has been crowned Central Support Team Member of the Year at the first Four Season’s Care Awards.

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Rhudi Baume has organised a football tournament to raise money for a brain tumour charity.

Brain tumour survivor’s charity event this weekend

A brave teenager who survived a brain tumour has organised a five-a-side football tournament this weekend to raise money for a brain tumour charity.

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Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

Estimate puts dementia diagnosis at 20,000 every year by 2020

More needs to be done to tackle Scotland’s “biggest health and social care challenge”, according to dementia campaigners.

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