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Some people are generally happy, only feeling unhappy or sad as a natural reaction to an event or situation. Other people often feel down or depressed with only fleeting glimpses of happiness. Why is this? What can we do about it? Research tells us more

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I’ve always been a sport enthusiast, although I count watching, not necessarily doing, sport in that wider category. After a brief secondary school foray into the cross country team running wasn’t really something I was either good at or enjoyed, unt more

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Beauty therapist, Tara Leader, launched her range of handmade natural skincare products under The Dartmoor Skincare Company brand a year ago in Yelverton, and already one of her products has been shortlisted for the FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2018. She more

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At the end of last year, Devon’s Local Nature Partnership was awarded National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver an exciting five-year programme to support people aged over fifty-five in Devon to connect actively to nature. After a busy d more

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Dr Jo Coldron explains how the medical receptionist now plays a key role in helping patients to receive the care they require. The medical training of a GP is long and varied and along the way I’ve tried my hand at surgery, anaesthetics, emergency me more

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Advice from Dr Emma Chapman, Okehampton Medical Centre An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance and they are very common, affecting more than one in four people in the UK at some point in their lives. Having an allergy more

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This short introductory article about aromatherapy touches upon the ancient origins and history of aromatherapy, the complexity of essential oils, the art of aromatherapy, its spiritual and esoteric uses and the possible benefits of an aromatherapy t more

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I came across a research trial recently and was delighted to see that it proved that there was a really good, completely risk-free way of easing the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. This is the most common form of arthritis, which affects many peo more

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The Dartmoor Skincare Company - inspired by nature Tara Leader has been working as a beauty therapist on Dartmoor since 2003. Three years ago she set up her own business, Tara’s Treatments, which has been fully booked for the last year. And now she more

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As a mum of two, I know how difficult it can be to find the time, let alone the inclination, to exercise and enjoy the benefits that follow. We only have to listen to the media to hear how obesity in young people is on the rise and how sedentary ma more

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We sat down to write something informative about how we treat our patients with a combination of physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. However we thought it would be much better, if one of our clients told you their story. This is Jenny’s more

Jane's Health Blog

Tavistock based Homeopathy expert Karen Leadbetter writes about how Homeopathy can help in key time s of change. Do you or does someone you know need help navigating a transition in life? Or addressing a health problem rooted in the stress from... more

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The Okehampton Medical Centre’s quick guide to staying healthy this winter. 1) GET VACCINATED. Flu Vaccination Flu can be unpleasant but if you are otherwise healthy it can clear up on its own in a week or so. However flu can be more severe in... more

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It is well known that regular exercise, as well as improving health can reduce stress and anxiety. Research has shown that dancing and particularly Scottish Country Dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body mobile and the... more

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Arranging an appointment at your GP surgery can feel challenging! Dr Harriet Doyle explains how the system works and how to make the most from time spent with your GP. more

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It is estimated that up to one third of GP consultations are regarding mental health. This will include anything from anxiety and depression, to major psychiatric illness, to loss of wellbeing. Well-being is a difficult state to define, and will... more

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Whether it’s the Free-From range at your local supermarket or gluten-free cakes in your favourite café, gluten-free seems to be all the rage at the moment but is it a necessity or just the next ‘fad’ that’ll fizzle out? Firstly, what is g more

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