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50connect looks behind the headlines looking at the news stories that impact YOU.

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15th Nov 2013
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The benefits of physiotherapy for back pain

Back pain is a very common condition among older people, but simple exercise and physiotherapy can reduce its impact on your life.

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6th Nov 2013
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The formula for a healthy and happy later life

Dr Todd Kashdan reveals a novel formula for better health for over 50s

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24th Sep 2013
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How to age successfully

Dr Lynda Shaw says we need to proactively engage mentally, physically and socially to do age well

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2nd Sep 2013
Lynda Shaw
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Help for ingrown toenails

Dr Suzanne Belyea offers tips to take the pain out of an infected ingrowing toenail and how to care for your feet.

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16th Aug 2013
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Boost your health by eating breakfast

Skipping breakfast has been consistently associated with various health risks. It’s not just an old wives tale! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, but why?

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13th Aug 2013
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Blood Pressure - the facts

Fiona Flaherty reveals seven steps to both prevent and largely manage your blood pressure on your own.

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17th Apr 2013
Fiona Flaherty
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Blood pressure - avoiding unnecessary risks

Fiona Flaherty explains why your body should get a 'full service' to combat the risks of hypertension

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17th Apr 2013
Fiona Flaherty
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10 Top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

Suffer disturbed sleep, insomnia or tiredness? Jo Say, bedding expert at House of Bath, shares her top tips for perfect slumber.

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28th Mar 2013
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A breakthrough in genetic cancer research saved my life

How Cancer Research UK's pioneering research into discovering new ways to fight cancer convinced Clare Delaney to make an important and life-changing decision.

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25th Mar 2013
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Natural shortcomings of ageing are not the problem they seem

Macular degeneration, short-term memory loss and reduced sense of taste and smell are all part of the natural ageing process – and here’s how we’ve learned to cope!

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19th Mar 2013
Lynda Shaw
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – more than just ‘the rhythm and blues’

The amended Health and Social Care Act arrives in April and changes the way care is delivered - some of it for the better!

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30th Jan 2013
Fiona Flaherty
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Top 10 tips for brain health

Exercise is as important for your brain as it is for your body. Lynda Shaw offer 10 easy to adopt work outs for a healthy mind.

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26th Nov 2012
Lynda Shaw
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Know the signs of bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer Awareness month may be drawing to a close but your own awareness should now span the whole year.

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26th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Make One Little Change

Have your health concerns answered at the ‘Make One Little Change’ online clinic from Monday 6th February 2012.

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6th Feb 2012
Roger Henderson
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Managing diabetes at Christmas

Don't allow diabetes to become a problem this Christmas.

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21st Dec 2011
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Eye health - protect your sight

Some sight-threatening conditions have no symptoms and could cause you to lose up to 40 per cent of your sight before you even notice a difference.

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15th Oct 2011
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Elaine McDonald: Care ruling ‘shameful’

Prima ballerina loses fight for overnight care and dignity

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7th Jul 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Look after your smile!

I don’t like going to the dentist, I don’t suppose many people do. But I faced my fear when I went to the London Smile Clinic for an appointment with a hygienist.

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9th Mar 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Have you had your flu jab?

GP's around the country are urging those at risk to get booked in for their flu jab!

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23rd Nov 2010
Rhian Mainwaring
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Scientists claim cancer was almost unknown in ancient world

Controversy surrounds the recent study of ancient Egyptian mummies that found little evidence that people in the pre-industrial past ever suffered from cancer.

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18th Oct 2010
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One million signatures needed to fight Parkinson’s disease

Jane Asher, President of Parkinson’s UK, is spearheading the appeal for people to sign up to the global Parkinson’s pledge.

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11th Oct 2010
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Dementia sufferers unfairly charged for care

NHS dementia care has fallen by almost 80% in past 20 years forcing patients and carers to pay for treatments.

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29th Sep 2010
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Join the NHS Organ Donor Register today

Every day three people in the UK die waiting on an organ transplant.

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27th Sep 2010
Mark O'haire
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Keep the spring in your step!

Try Nestle’s Build-up nutritious soups & shakes - the quick and tasty way to enjoy great nutrition and some extra energy when you need it most.

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17th Sep 2010
Mark O'haire
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Are you getting enough water?

Dr Harald Gaier examines the health benefits of water and outlines the dangers of not getting the recommended daily allowance.

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20th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Record numbers of smokers quit

A record number of people stopped smoking last year, according to the NHS Information Centre. The number of people who successfully stopped smoking for four weeks was 373,964, up 11 per cent on 2009.

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19th Aug 2010
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Eye-care: Are you being ripped off by your optician?

A quarter of people are pressured into buying prescription eyewear.

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30th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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Calcium supplements increase heart attack risk

Unnecessary dietary supplements put lives at risk, warns new study.

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30th Jul 2010
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Top 10 tips to get healthy at 50+

Getting older doesn’t have to mean a decline in health. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle can bring many benefits.

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28th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire


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