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Help Sheffield’s elderly and lonely this Christmas

As super rich retailers splurge millions on festive ad campaigns, people in Sheffield are asked to take simple steps to help end loneliness this Christmas.

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COLUMNIST: Diabetes costs the NHS £1.5m an hour!

Over four million UK people have diabetes and many more are yet to be diagnosed as they are not aware they have the disease.

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A marathon effort in aid of Team Verrico

A marathon effort in aid of Team Verrico

Team Verrico founder Paul Verrico took on his biggest challenge to date to raise nearly £7,000 for the charity which he set up following the tragic death of his wife, Anna, 4 years ago.

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Scotland's decision to bring in a minimum price per unit for alcohol will save 120 lives a year once it takes full effect, experts who researched the impact of the policy at the University of Sheffield have said.

Sheffield University study claims minimum unit alcohol price will save 120 lives a year

Scotland's decision to bring in a minimum price per unit for alcohol will save 120 lives a year once it takes full effect, experts who researched the impact of the policy at the University of Sheffield have said.

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Cygnet Hospital on East Bank Road has come in for more criticism by Heeley MP Louise Haigh after the latest CQC report

MP criticises private mental health hospital in Sheffield as new Government report reveals failings

An MP has accused a Sheffield private mental health hospital of 'chronic failure' after the fourth report in 13 months showed the hospital as 'requiring improvement'.
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Dr Kate Lovett Dean of the Royal College of  Psychiatrists

COLUMNIST: Sometimes our mental health becomes so impaired we need psychiatric help

We all have mental health. Just as many of us strive to get five a day or make it to 10,000 steps, it’s important that we’re conscious of trying to maintain and improve our mental health day. 

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Sheffield is to house a new urgent care stroke unit

Sheffield hospital to be regional stroke treatment specialist centre

Sheffield is to have one of three regional specialist sites for urgent treatment of strokes.

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Craft group’s ‘bonding hearts’ helping to support mums and babies at Sheffield care unit

Hundreds of fabric hearts which help build bonds between new mums and their premature babies have been generously donated to Sheffield Hospitals Charity by a kind-hearted city craft group.

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Autism Plus on Bridge Street

EXCLUSIVE: Anger as Sheffield charity ends adult autism support service resulting in job losses

A Sheffield charity service which provides support for autistic adults has ended resulting in impending job losses.
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Sheffield osteopath runner up in national award

Bannerdale Osteopaths in Nether Edge has been crowned runner up for Osteopathic Practice of the Year 2017 by Institute of Osteopathy.

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Sheffield NHS Trust scores above the national average for the care environment

Sheffield NHS Trust scores above the national average for the care environment

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) scored highly in a series of inspections which check standards on wards.

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COLUMNIST: Doncaster is in the top three in the country with a weight problem

COLUMNIST: Doncaster is in the top three in the country with a weight problem

Recent figures reveal that Doncaster is one of the top three areas in the country with a weight problem, with around three-quarters of our local adult population classed as either overweight or obese.

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Sheffield medical student Rachel Hallam, spent nine weeks in Cuba, and observed the primary care, rehabilitation and radiology services there. She is pictured with some of the healthcare professionals she met.

Health column: We can take inspiration from Cuba

Although a poor country, Cuba has health outcomes rivalling much wealthier countries. For example, life expectancy is 77 for men and 81 for women. This is almost as high as in Sheffield (76.7 for men and 82.5 for women in 2013-15).

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Sheffield well-being centre making a difference to those with mental health issues

Sheffield well-being centre making a difference to those with mental health issues

It’s okay to not be okay is the message from a group which has launched a new well-being centre in Sheffield.

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Autism early intervention centre opens in Doncaster

Autism early intervention centre opens in Doncaster

A new Early Intervention Centre for children with Autism or communication delays has opened in Doncaster providing specialist support for children and their families.

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Doncaster clinician’s stem cells save a child’s life

Doncaster clinician’s stem cells save a child’s life

A Doncaster clinician who joined the stem cell donation register has saved the life of a young child in America.

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Rotherham health worker excels in world skills competition

Rotherham health worker excels in world skills competition

A trainee assistant practitioner at Rotherham Hospital will be vying for a top prize in the World Skills UK competition later this month.

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Sheffield Hospitals praised for helping young people better control their diabetes

Sheffield Hospitals praised for helping young people better control their diabetes

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for helping more young people with diabetes control vital blood sugar levels – which if left uncontrolled can lead to irreversible damage and emergency hospital admissions.

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Doncaster Trust begins search for new non-executive directors

Doncaster Trust begins search for new non-executive directors

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) is looking for two skilled and energetic Non-executive Directors to join the Trust’s Board of Directors.

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‘I was brought back from the dead’

‘I was brought back from the dead’

There was nothing unusual that happened beforehand.

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