Health & Beauty

How to enjoy life despite a disability

Life has its own set of ups and downs. And some of those include finding yourself in an irreversible situation, such a sudden disability. Getting through the transition phase is difficult because there are so many changes to make and things to get used to. However, it isn't entirely impossible to live a life and be happily after. Many people have done it and so can you. Remember, you will always remain in control of your life.

David Banks



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Advice ahead of cold weather warning

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:52pm

Paramedics at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust are reminding people to take care over the next week as another yellow weather warning has been issued for the South West.

The Trust sees an increase in cases of slips, trips and falls during icy conditions as well as an increase of road traffic collisions due to black ice and people driving too fast in the cold weather. If you do need to go out, try and wear the appropriate footwear and warm clothing  and make sure you take care and respect the roads.

New Rheumatology clinics begin in Okehampton and Honiton hospitals

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:04pm

Rheumatology patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will now be able to have treatment closer to home as new clinics begin in Okehampton and Honiton hospitals this month.

Both hospitals will hold three appointment-only clinics each month allowing patients access to services closer to home and enabling the RD&E to reduce wait times.

Devon Girls Can - Get more active in 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2019 - 7:38am

By popular demand, the ‘Devon Girls Can’ campaign returns this month (January 2019) helping kickstart those new year resolutions to be more active for 2019!

Once again Active Devon is bringing the campaign to life locally, building on the success of previous years. It’s already inspired more than 1000 women and girls in the county to move more and feel great!

The 2019 campaign will have lots of activities on offer with even more of a supportive network and inspiring ambassadors.

Don’t put it off – it’s not too late to get your flu jab

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:58pm

Health professionals are warning about the dangers of flu and reminding people that it’s not too late to get their jab.

The seasonally adjusted flu vaccination campaign has been running since October, with thousands of people across Devon having the jab.

For healthy people flu is often worse than a cold – but for some, the effects are even more extreme.

Why you should put FRUIT at the top of your New Year resolutions

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 2:58pm

It is that time of year when you are probably reflecting on 2018 and looking forward to the upcoming New Year. After the indulgence of Christmas, many people find that setting New Year’s resolutions helps them to focus on a brighter year ahead, shaking the guilt of the overindulgence off. However, unfortunately, many people fail to keep to their resolutions and within a few weeks, end up falling off the wagon.

Dementia patients at the RD&E benefit from MP3 players

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:25am

Patients suffering from dementia at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital will now benefit from MP3 players filled with music from their youth, thanks to a new partnership with the Purple Angel Global Dementia campaign.

The scheme, which will initially be rolled out to patients on a selected number of wards across the acute and community hospitals, provides each ward with two MP3 players - one loaded with music for those over the age of 50 and the other for patients over the age of 70.

How to make a claim against the NHS for medical negligence

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:17am

The NHS is a beloved institution in the UK and should be celebrated. However, this does not mean the service is above criticism or legal action should it be found guilty of medical negligence. While the majority of people who use the service receive excellent care, some don’t. In order to hold the NHS to a high standard and, most importantly, to provide settlement to those who suffer from medical negligence, making claims against the service is essential. How, then, do you make a claim against the NHS, and what compensation could you be rewarded? 

There are 5 ways on how to find the most suitable mattress, experts say

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:47am

Many people, when choosing a mattress ask the question: "how to choose from a wide range of quality mattress, which will provide them a healthy and durable night's sleep?"

How the NHS could save millions with more effective leg ulcer treatment

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2019 - 5:24am

For the past several years, the NHS has been embattled with budget constraints that threaten the vitality of the country’s healthcare system as a whole. A combination of an increasing patient population and a decreasing number of qualified healthcare providers has created a need to minimise costs, often in creative ways.

Fitness: Is it a sports only or a way of life?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:48pm

A healthy lifestyle has become popular, especially among the youth. We can see beautiful bodies on the Internet and in the social networks. There are lots of bloggers and celebrities who do motivate people to go to a gym and to eat healthy food. Smoking and drinking are out of fashion in modern life.