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    Spring is here...

    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!

    With all this talk of sweet treats it's important to remember to look after your teeth, so brush up on your oral health with our dental health centre and keep your teeth strong.

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I am suffering from severe burping.

The most common cause of burping is when we swallow air when eating...

My grandmother has oral cancer.

Your grandmother’s age would not normally be an issue for surgery...

I keep having constant joint pain.

Your hip and knee pain may be related to your habit of crossing your legs.

I have itchy dry skin on my toes.

I suggest that you bathe your feet twice a day...

Is the BCG vaccine necessary for babies?

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis (TB).

I'm due to have a Pacemaker implanted.

The Nanostim Pacemaker is still undergoing clinical trials in the UK.

I have histamine intolerance.

Histamine is one of the chemicals released by the body as part of an allergic reaction.

Recently I've noticed a lot of grey hair.

As we get older our bodies produce less pigment cells...

Unable to put pressure on my leg.

It appears that your GP believes that the pain in your leg and lower back...