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Tesco workers Kiltwalk to ENABLE Jackie’s thank you

Jackie Foy is a well-kent face in Milngavie, working in the town’s Tesco supermarket as a human resources manager.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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Severe food allergy sufferers carry an epipen in case of an adverse reaction.

Food allergy support group

A support group meeting for parents of children with severe food allergies is set to meet monthly throughout the year.

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Laura with her daughter Jade on her graduation day last year.

Reporter’s story about how her family was affected by ovarian cancer

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and this week reporter Laura Sturrock tells a very personal story of how ovarian cancer has affected her family and why she’s chosen to raise cash for charity Target Ovarian Cancer.

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Food for thought as Curves launches annual charity drive

Food for thought as Curves launches annual charity drive

A women-only gym in Bishopbriggs has teamed up again this year with East Dunbartonshire Foodbank to help people in distress.

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Park Road Day Care Centre, Milngavie.

Future of day care centres is ‘under review’

There are concerns that two popular day care centres in Milngavie which offer support to people who have dementia may be closed.

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Gillian Macdonald with her baby Ailith.

Ectopic pregnancy survivor wants to help other mums

A woman who lost her baby due to an ectopic pregnancy and nearly died is raising

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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Mrs Margaret Sneddon, chairwoman of the British Lymphology Society

Strathcarron hosts event starring top professor

An award-winning campaigner is staging a unique session featuring an eminent US academic at Strathcarron Hospice on Monday, March 20.

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Jane Grant joined NHS Forth Valley in October 2013.

Jane is moving on to top role at UK’s biggest health board

Jane Grant has been appointed as the new chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Mark Connelly held a whisky auction

Mark’s staying sober but remains in good spirits

The organiser of a whisky festival is taking on a year of charity challenges but he’ll not have a tipple to celebrate – as he’s staying sober in 2017.

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Fancy a wander through a giant inflatable bowel? Well now you can!

It’s a first for Glasgow - a giant inflatable bowel!

Bowel Cancer UK is giving Glaswegians the chance to walk inside an inflatable bowel when it comes to Scotland for the first time on Saturday, April 1 from 10am – 4pm on Argyle Street, Glasgow to launch the beginning of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. (And, no it’s not an April fool).

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Karen Lau, pictured right, with link worker Susan Rendell

Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Kenilworth Crescent, Bearsden

Ill women claims the council is failing her

A woman who has an illness that lowers her immune

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