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Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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Ilkeston firefighters hosted a 12 hour CPR Marathon fundraiser for the BHF. Pictured are firefighters Dan Davies, Darren Bishop, Mark Burnham, Steve Blackett and Steve Cook, Jayne Clifford regional support manager for BHF and Tesco staff members Sarah Barnatt and Liz Wright.

Firefighters’ CPR marathon fundraiser shares life-saving skills with shoppers

Derbyshire firefighters have been teaching supermarket shoppers valuable life-saving skills during a charity fundraiser for two very worthy causes.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions in just eight months.

Warning to motorists after ambulance crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions

Crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were involved in 90 road traffic collisions that were not their fault in just eight months.

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The former Buxton Water site on Station Road.

New Buxton healthcare hub planned for former water bottling site

Health chiefs have sealed a groundbreaking deal which will pave the way for the development of a major new healthcare hub in the centre of Buxton.

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The map shows most of Derbyshire in red.

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas in Derbyshire worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across Derbyshire has been revealed.
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Resolve to improve your health

Resolve to improve your health

Most of us indulge over Christmas and New Year so why not make a resolution this year to help improve your long-term health and future?

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Today is the most popular day of the year to conceive

Today is 'National Baby Making Day' - most popular day to conceive

Today (Tuesday January 2) is National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant and giving birth to a September baby.
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Are you taking part in Dry January?

People in the Midlands not giving up booze for January

People in the Midlands are among the least likely in the UK to give up drink this month.
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Cavendish Hospital in Buxton

Reassurance sought over Spencer Ward respite care provision

A Buxton woman who says dementia has robbed her husband of his life is concerned that she will be unable to cope without the respite care provided by the town’s Spencer Ward.

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Which Derbyshire pharmacies will be open over Christmas?

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open on New Year’s Day?

Many of Derbyshire's pharmacies will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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Buxton Freemasons take part in prostate cancer screening programme

A life-saving prostate cancer screening session has been held at Buxton’s Masonic Lodge, which saw 50 men checked by health workers who gave up their time for free.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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C.A.R.E: What is a cardiac arrest?

C.A.R.E: What is a cardiac arrest?

Yesterday we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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Cardiac ignorance is costing lives

Cardiac ignorance is costing lives

Newly released research shows nearly two-thirds of people in the East Midlands don’t know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops beating.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.
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COLUMN: Signs to look for and how to treat shock

COLUMN: Signs to look for and how to treat shock

Shock – not to be confused with emotional shock - is a life-threatening condition which happens when the body isn’t getting enough oxygen to the vital organs.

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Derbyshire Save Our NHS are seeking to defend hospital services at Newholme, Bolsover, Babington, Wards at Chesterfield and Royal Derby, as well as challenging other planned changes for healthcare delivery.

NHS campaigners stage Matlock protest against cuts and service changes

Campaigners took to the roads of Derbyshire last weekend to highlight NHS changes which they say threaten vital services.

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Remember, remember first aid in November

Remember, remember first aid in November

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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