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A 4-mile walk in the valley of the River Tavy on the edge of the moor with Tavistock Ramblers. Park at Zoar on the roadside verge near a row of old cottages (SX524807). The walk passes the old mining hamlet of Horndon, follows the Hill Bridge... more

Outdoor & Active

Asthma Dr Jo Coldron explains how to recognise and control asthma. Asthma is one of those medical topics that we all know something about. All of us would at the very least know someone with it, many of you reading this will be a member of a whole... more

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Tavistock Overeaters Anonymous (OA) aims to help people who struggle with their behaviour around food. It is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, obesity or diets; the OA programme offers physical, emotional and spiritual... more

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Walking for fun after injury Having had a personal knee injury, I know that such events can bring your active life to a halt. This year, spurred on by the ‘Dartmoor Walking Festival’ as our initial goal, we worked with our personal trainer to... more

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The junior doctors at Derriford Hospital are drinking their tea and coffee in style after receiving much needed support from Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors. The junior doctors established a mess committee in a bid to improve their kitchen and... more

Community

FREE open day on Saturday 13th October to mark completion of refurbishment and improvement works To celebrate the completion of a series of extensive refurbishment and improvement works at Parklands Leisure Centre, local families, residents and cent more

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Heath Weymouth Podiatrist Why did you become a podiatrist? As a previous geologist working all around the world, I needed a career that was going to keep me at home with my family. I initially thought about physiotherapy but decided to specialise.. more

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Beating tick bites This summer there have been many calls to Okehampton Medical Centre regarding ticks. Dr Emma Chapman shares her advice on these nasty insects and their bites Spending time outdoors can be fun and healthy but tick bites can cause... more

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Chinese Herbal Medicine - wisdom from the East How an inspirational book sparked a complete change of life By Clare Mulligan In 2006 I emigrated to Australia looking for a sea change from an unfulfilling city career. That change came in the form... more

Morecare Moretonhampstead - a lifeline in more ways than one Drive through beautiful countryside and help others at the same time, what could be better? Covering the Dartmoor countryside from Postbridge to Bridford and from Drewsteignton to... more

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Okehampton PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) is a new charity formed towards the end of 2017. Thanks to local charities and donations they have raised enough funds to install five public access defibrillators around town - three were already... more

Community News

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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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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Even in our age of advanced medicine with MRI scanners, designer drugs and robotic surgery, the day-to-day job of a GP has changed relatively little. People come to us feeling a sense of ill health, and we help steer them through a course that aims t 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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If you’ve booked your ski holiday you are probably already envious of the amazing snow conditions the early birds have had in the run up to Christmas. Powder snow on the pistes and virtually all the runs to themselves. But have you given any thought more

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Dr Jo Coldron explains how PMS symptoms can affect some women and suggests ways of dealing with them. Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is common with about half of women experiencing significant cyclical symptoms, and somewhere in the region of 10% of th more

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