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  • Put Some Spring in Your Step

    Health and wellbeingThe message is clear from the organisers of National Walking Month: Walking 10,000 steps a day can make a big difference to your health.

    • Start out gradually and gently. Just add one short activity at first…
    • Each week, as the walks become easier, you can extend the distance. Pick up the pace a little. Start to notice your posture...
    • Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after walking. Stretch.

    The goal is to develop a healthy habit. Walking more will have lasting benefits mentally and physically. Look at our infographic for more great facts and some ways to add steps to your day…

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I have been injecting steroids

It is difficult to give you a definitive answer

Thumb muscle started to twitch

Muscle twitching at rest is not uncommon

Is it advisable to do a brain scan

It would be appropriate to have a scan

I had a complex appendectomy about 6-weeks ago..

I had a complex appendectomy about 6-weeks ago..

Is there a skin screening procedure?

Screening for any type of cancer involves looking for early signs

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According to Thyroid UK natural desiccated thyroid hormone (NDT)

Sore eye the past 6 months...

Dry eyes can be caused by several things...

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It can be very frustrating having hay fever symptoms when you are pregnant