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    A Devon GP is set to spend half an hour up close and personal with six Tiger sharks – including a 12ft female who weighs in at more than 300kg and goes by the name of Storm – in order to boost the coffers of a national cancer charity. Dr Mark Eggleton, a GP at Lifton Surgery, on the border of Devon and Cornwall, will be taking part in a charity shark dive at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Manchester this Friday [February 24]. Mark, who lives in Northlew, near Okehampton,... read more »
    If you’re an employer, there are many reasons to look after the health of your workforce.  It goes without saying that you should always care about the people who work for you. But healthy staff members are also more motivated, recover from sickness quicker and are at less risk of long-term illness. And that can only be good for business.  With this in mind, Devon Doctors are working with employers across the county... read more »
    As the cold weather sets in, most of us go in search of our gloves and fluffy socks to try and keep our extremities warm. But feeling the cold in your fingers or toes could mean more than a change in the seasons, so it’s important to know when it could be sign of a more serious health condition. Cold hands and feet Raynaud's phenomenon is a common condition which affects more than 10,000 people in the UK. It makes your fingers and toes change colour and become very painful... read more »
    With the icy surfaces, bad weather and increased hours of darkness, any of us could take a tumble in winter. Older people are particularly vulnerable as they’re more likely to experience poor balance and vision, muscle weakness or long-term health conditions. Even simple tasks like taking out the rubbish pose a risk when driveways and paths freeze over. Older people are also more likely to break bones if they take a fall. And that can result in more long-term problems like feelings of... read more »
    When it comes to winter illnesses, we tend to think mainly of coughs, colds and flu. And while those bugs thrive during the winter months, the cold can also lead to more serious health problems. These include high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, respiratory disease and pneumonia… and they particularly apply to older people. That’s why it’s important to understand the best ways to keep warm – inside and out – when the temperatures plummet. For... read more »


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