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  1. Why should I have an NHS Health Check?

    Think of the NHS Health Check as a midlife MOT. It's not only an opportunity to put right emerging problems, but to get personalised advice on keeping yourself healthy and active in the future. The NHS Health Check is based on the best scientific evidence…
  2. What happens at an NHS Health Check?

    Your NHS Health Check is both quick and straightforward. It's also a sophisticated check of your vital systems, and is one of the best things you can do for yourself and the people who depend on you. Who carries out your NHS Health Check depends…
  3. Measles outbreak: what to do

    Measles outbreaks can happen anywhere and at any time. Over the past year, a significant number of confirmed cases of measles among young people have been linked to music festivals and other large public events. There have also been outbreaks in the South West and…
  4. Coping with your teenager

    Many parents find their teenager's behaviour challenging.  Teenagers' behaviour can be baffling, stressful, hurtful and often worrying. But in most cases it doesn't mean that there is anything more serious going on than the natural process of becoming an adult. Many of the common behaviour issues…
  5. How to talk to your child about drugs

    It can be difficult to talk about drugs with your kids. Use these tips to help you talk openly with your child. 1. Don't panic If you find out that your child has tried drugs, your first reaction may be anger or panic. Wait until…
  6. Addiction: what is it?

    If you have an addiction, you're not alone. According to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people are addicted to something. Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to…
  7. Making sense of your medicines

    To get the best results from your medicines, it's important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days.  Get advice from your pharmacist or GP…
  8. Eating disorders explained

    Find out the facts about eating disorders, including what they are, who's affected by them and what to do if you need help and support. What is an eating disorder? There are different types of eating disorder, the most common ones being anorexia, bulimia and…
  9. Autism misconceptions

    Whether it's at school, work or in social settings, people with autism are often misunderstood. They often suffer discrimination, intolerance and isolation, resulting in many feeling excluded from everyday society. In an attempt to understand the reasons behind this, The National Autistic Society (NAS) commissioned research…
  10. Services and support for parents

    NHS services for new parents Local authority services for parents Local advice centres Websites, helplines and other support for parents Parent and baby groups             NHS services for new parents Registering your baby with a GP Register your baby with your…
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