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Health board signs charter on smoking

Scotland’s largest health authority has thrown its weight behind a national bid to make the country tobacco-free by 2034.

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The Zeiss Clarus 500 retinal camera.

Bearsden optician installs retinal camera

A Bearsden-based independent opticians is the first in Europe to install a cutting-edge retinal camera.

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23-05-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres.  General view of Stobhill Hospital

Stobhill Hospital staff swing into action after renal unit is flooded

Staff at Stobhill hospital were put to the test on Saturday evening when flash flooding affected the Renal Dialysis Unit.

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Fancy a free MOT for your much loved pooch? Head to the PDSA’s PetCheck health road show

Fancy a free MOT for your much loved pooch? Head to the PDSA’s PetCheck health road show

Leading pet wellbeing charity PDSA is bringing its PetWise Tour to East Dubartonshire next month, offering free health MOTs to local dogs.

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Dementia care units to close

Dementia care units to close

Two day care facilities in Milngavie for elderly people suffering from dementia are set to shut down.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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Figures reveal more than 1,300 local kids rely on foodbanks

Figures reveal more than 1,300 local kids rely on foodbanks

The latest figures from a foodbank charity show that 4,483 people in East Dunbartonshire – 1,319 of them children - were provided with three-day emergency food supplies last year.

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Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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PIC BY ESME ALLEN FOR NEWS 'CHICKEN CHASSEUR WITH PEAS AND POTATO CROQUETTES A TYPICAL MEAL AT JAMES GILLESPIES'S HIGH SCHOOL

Meals on wheels under threat

A petition to save East Dunbartonshire’s meals on wheels service has collected more than 3,000 signatures.

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Tesco has donated more than 24,000 meals across East Dunbartonshire.

Thousands of surplus meals are distributed

More than 24,000 meals have been provided to charities and community groups across East Dunbartonshire thanks to Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme Community Food Connection.

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Refletions on the true spirit of the season

I was recently reflecting on the spirit of Christmas over a mulled wine and hugely calorific mince pie.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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After two years in his chair,   Ken is sleeping in bed again

After two years in his chair, Ken is sleeping in bed again

A 71-year-old East Dunbartonshire man, who was forced to sleep in a chair for two years because he couldn’t breathe when he lay down, is hailing an innovative NHS treatment plan for “giving him his life back”.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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