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    Spring is coming...

    A change in season offers the perfect opportunity to set yourself a new challenge. So why not make the most of the lighter evenings and take up a new sporting activity? Making simple changes to your lifestyle could make a big difference to your health.

    And with Easter just around the corner you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover five good reasons why chocolate can be good for you. Great news for chocolate lovers!

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Blood test shows high levels of Prolactin.

We are unable to provide a diagnosis as your blood test needs to be interpreted.

Heavy aching feeling in my arm/shoulder.

There are numerous conditions that can cause a heavy aching sensation.

Schooling for my autistic son.

I understand how important it is for children to be in education at the right school.

Is there any alternative to beta blockers?

From your question I can’t be sure whether the beta-blockers have been suggested...

How can I start getting prescriptions again?

In order to obtain further prescriptions of your oral contraceptives...

I get a headache when I cough.

Headaches associated with coughing are an uncommon finding.

Retirees flock to Costa Rica

Many Brits looking to retire overseas are choosing Costa Rica, research shows.

Experiencing dizzy spells.

Dizziness is a symptom that is shared by more than forty different medical conditions.

My IgA has increased from 5 to 5.8.

Blood tests need to interpreted in relation to your symptoms.