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Jo Ellis interviews Catherine, a local lady, about her inspirational story…. In her youth, Catherine was a keen swimmer and dancer and was very slim, but fast-forward 20 years and various factors had led to a large weight gain. Catherine was now a s more

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A recent report following a long review of childrens development found that 19.8% of children in year 6 (aged 10-11) were obese and a further 14.3% were over weight. Of children in reception (aged 4-5), 9.3% were obese and another 12.8% were overweig more

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Advice from Dr Emma Chapman from Okehampton Medical Centre Lyme disease Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks, which can be treated effectively if detected early on. But if treatment is delayed, there's a risk you could develop sever more

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If you’re planning a long distance trip, Dr Harriet Doyle explains how pre health planning is essential for a good holiday… This tends to be the time of year, after the celebrations are over and whilst the dark wet weather continues, that we start t more

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A new healthy-lifestyle service commissioned by Devon County Council aims to help the increasing number of adults at risk of developing long-term health conditions take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle. OneSmallStep, provided by leading heal more

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