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10 Tips on how to live longer

We all want a healthy later life but sometimes old habits get in the way. Here are 10 tips that are easy to follow but could have a lasting, positive imapact on over 50s health.

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17th Oct 2018
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Super foods: cranberries

Super foods the buzz word of a thousand and one magazines and health shows. This week we look at some of facts about the humble cranberry.

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9th Oct 2018
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The six sins that could be harming your eyes

Your eyes are your most prized possession, so why are so many people not looking after them like they would their general health?

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8th Oct 2018
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Five golden rules of eating for a good night’s sleep

Rob Hobson is a registered nutritionist and Healthspan Head of Nutrition.. He is also author of Cheats & Eats and The Detox Kitchen Bible.

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3rd Oct 2018
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The changing face of prescriptions

Find out how free home delivery of NHS prescriptions from Pharmacy2U is providing convenience and peace of mind for people managing long-term health conditions.

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1st Oct 2018
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Arthritis symptoms and treatments

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints, but are there things to minimise its discomfort and reduce its progression? Dr Alexandra Phelan explains.

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1st Oct 2018
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Managing diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common long-term health conditions in the UK, and it can require people to use regular medication alongside changes to their diet and lifestyle as Dr Alexandra Phelan explains.

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1st Oct 2018
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How Pharmacy2U works

There are many ways you can benefit from using an online repeat prescription service like Pharmacy2U and convenience is just one of them.

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1st Oct 2018
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Managing high blood pressure

Dr. Alexandra Phelan explains how regular medication and healthy lifestyle choices can help you manage high blood pressure.

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1st Oct 2018
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Life after dementia diagnosis

Dr Alexandra Phelan examines how prescription medication may help relieve some of the symptoms and slow the progress of dementia

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1st Oct 2018
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Taking control of asthma

In most cases, asthma should not hold you back. With the correct medication and action plan, you can take back control says Dr Alexandra Phelan.

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1st Oct 2018
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Tips to diminish the power of anxiety

Anxiety is a serious health condition - don’t suffer in silence. Dr Alexandra Phelan offers some strategies to help with persistent worries.

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1st Oct 2018
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How I manage hypertension and diabetes thanks to Pharmacy2U

Brian Bilverstone explains why he finds the Pharmacy2U NHS repeat prescription service so useful in managing hypertension and diabetes.

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1st Oct 2018
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How Pharmacy2U helps me maintain my busy life despite a serious condition

Keira Radice lives with a serious, long-term health condition. Here she explains how using the free home delivery prescription service from Pharmacy2U has enabled her to better manage her health and the freedom to live a more active life.

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1st Oct 2018
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Struggling with COPD? – These simple techniques may help?

Paul Brice, author of COPD Innovative Breathing Techniques shares advice for people with the condition to get the most out of their remaining lung function.

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24th Sep 2018
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Why are we a pill popping nation?

New research shows that up to 50% of the UK population is taking some form of medication every day. The question is, is this level of mass medicalisation ultimately solving our health problems? And if not, what can we do to help ourselves become healthier and happier?

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18th Sep 2018
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

What foods help to improve your eyesight?

Good eye health starts on your plate and in your shopping basket. Here's a guide to help you build a diet that packs in your vitamins, carotenoids, luteins and recommended levels of fatty acids, too.

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10th Sep 2018
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Don't let bad vision push you out of the driving seat

Drivers ignoring their eye health could face far-reaching consequences under a government pilot scheme but help is at hand ...

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6th Sep 2018
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Incontinence: the taboo hurting the dignity and health of millions

Leading charities warn incontinence is one of the biggest issues for countless people with serious health conditions who they support – but taboo around the topic forces those affected to struggle in silence.

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6th Sep 2018
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Body fat confusion

Is the Body Mass Index (BMI) the be all and end all of judging a healthy weight? No, but it is a good indicator of future weight issues. Find out more...

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29th Aug 2018
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My Stroke Guide – supporting recovery 24/7

Stroke can change your life in an instant. Whether it’s happened to you or someone close to you, My Stroke Guide is there to help support recovery.

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28th Aug 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Nation's bone health under threat

A survey commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that faddy diets and poor knowledge of nutrition are putting the nation’s bone health at risk.

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15th Aug 2018
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Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to 'save' the NHS?

Maria Goddard welcomes the government's commitment to increase spending on critical health services but says 3.4% is not a long-term solution to making the NHS fit for the future.

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15th Aug 2018
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What is a cataract?

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that causes blurred vision and even sight loss. However, there is easily accessible cataract treatments in the UK that can remove the cloudy lens and improve your sight.

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23rd Jul 2018
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How you are helping the environment by getting lens treatment

Have you ever considered how laser eye surgery/lens replacement treatment can be an eco-friendly alternative to disposables?

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23rd Jul 2018
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Most common causes for dry eyes

Dry eyes can be uncomfortable and make it more difficult to read, use computers or even use your smart phone. Here is our guide to the most common causes

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23rd Jul 2018
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5 health related things you should be aware of after 50

Getting older can be a tricky thing to come to terms with and poor health doesn't help that. Here are a number of common problems for older people and how you can safeguard yourself against them.

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20th Jul 2018
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What happens during cataract surgery?

Do you suffer with cataracts? Cataract surgery is the world's most common procedure. Here experts from Ultralase explain what happens in this sight-restoring treatment.

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20th Jul 2018
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What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is blurred near vision and will affect everybody sooner or later as they age. Here's what you need to know about the condition and how it can be treated.

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20th Jul 2018
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What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause damage to optic nerve, which carries information from the eye to the brain.

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20th Jul 2018
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