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Okehampton Medical Centre is now booking patients in for this year’s flu vaccination. Read more

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The national GP patient survey results have recently been published and I would like to pick out a couple of important points raised by the responses for our practice in this issue of Oke Links and the next. Read more

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This August, Jo and her brother Sam will tandem cycle 874 miles in two weeks from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise funds for the Invictus Trust. In fact they will probably end up at over 1000 miles after visiting each of the Galleries on the way! Read more

Below are a few of the wellbeing resources which are available at Okehampton Medical Centre. We will also be launching a GP Chaplaincy service after Easter and will soon be able to offer free counselling sessions with a student counsellor, in additio Read more

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Hypnotherapy combines hypnosis with therapy. Hypnosis utilises trance, a form of focused attention, to produce an emotional response which can change feelings, thoughts, habits and behaviours. Trance states have been accessed since ancient times a Read more

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Described by her colleagues as ‘the voice for cancer services and cancer patients in the region’, Sian Dennison talks about her amazing 30-year career and her recent national award. In July this year, in recognition of her positive, caring approach Read more

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A major investment of £360,000 has been pumped into Parklands Leisure Centre in Okehampton over the last7 months, kitting the gym out with top-of-the-range equipment and adding an exciting new studio, as well as refurbishing and replacing a range of Read more

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Gwen Channer of Inherent Wellbeing is launching new stress relief classes this week... Read more

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Would you like to be more active, have fun, feel happier and healthier, meet new people and be able to take on the challenges of life? No matter what your age or ability is, we are blessed in Okehampton and surrounding area with a fantastic array of Read more

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There is no doubt that the health of the spine, and therefore spinal cord, can have a profound influence on the entire organism. Many people are aware that bad posture can trigger various problems such as lower back pain, neck pain along with headac Read more

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Would you like to know how to reset your inner overwhelm thermostat, start unwinding those knotty strands of stress and experience deep, rejuvenating relaxation? Participate in a series of stress relief classes or see modern psychology practitioner Read more

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We all worry about our health but by undergoing routine health checks, which take just minutes to perform, you can spot problems in the early stages when they’re easier to treat. Over the next two issues we look at the importance of attending these a Read more

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Tai chi for long-term neurological conditions I don't know how you feel about exercise but as I'm writing this, Michael Mosley of ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’, has scientifically compared tai chi to Zumba classes in a 12-week study. He asked: “Is it... Read more

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The power of a smile I love smiling, I do it all the time – to my patients and colleagues, to strangers, with my children, on my own in the car. It is one of the most powerful tools I have to connect with my patients, young and old, and help them... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

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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 Read more

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