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Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Vandals have targeted a life-saving defibrillator only days after it was installed.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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Moonwalk powers to raise cash to fight breast cancer

Moonwalk powers to raise cash to fight breast cancer

It’s pink, it’s bright and slightly frivolous but behind the MoonWalk Scotland is a very important and serious message.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Janitor raises money for defibrillator

Janitor raises money for defibrillator

A janitor who survived a heart attack has raised over £2000 to enable his school to buy life-saving equipment.

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‘Hero staff saved my husband’s life’

‘Hero staff saved my husband’s life’

A family has thanked sports centre staff who saved a father-of-two’s life after he suffered a heart attack playing football.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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Lord McConnell and Nina Barough open the news centre. Picture: Michael Gillen

Opening the door to support at Maggie’s

The new Maggie’s centre which will provide support for cancer sufferers and their families from across Forth Valley has opened.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Opening day for Maggie’s Forth Valley

The new Maggie’s centre which will provide support for cancer sufferers and their families from across Forth Valley has been opened.

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MSP urges decriminalisation of drugs

MSP urges decriminalisation of drugs

South Queensferry’s MSP has made an impassioned new plea for a radical decriminalised approach to drugs, including heroin.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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NHS Forth Valley CAMHS team

More youngsters in need being seen

Waiting times have been slashed in Forth Valley for children and young people requiring help from mental health services.

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Mrs Margaret Sneddon, chairwoman of the British Lymphology Society

Strathcarron hosts event starring top professor

An award-winning campaigner is staging a unique session featuring an eminent US academic at Strathcarron Hospice on Monday, March 20.

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Jane Grant joined NHS Forth Valley in October 2013.

Jane is moving on to top role at UK’s biggest health board

Jane Grant has been appointed as the new chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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Karen Lau, pictured right, with link worker Susan Rendell

Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Are you game for the sporting digital challenge?

Are you game for the sporting digital challenge?

Residents are being invited to take part in a sporting digital challenge as part of West Lothian Council’s “Be Online 2017” fortnight.

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