Be Cancer Safe

Be Cancer Safe

What’s your first response when you get the ‘dreaded’ cancer screening letter through the post? Do you shrug and ignore it? Act like you’ve been sent junk mail and toss it in the bin? Or do you pull on your brave breeches, call to get booked in and feel relieved...

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Helping you Breathe Easy

Helping you Breathe Easy

As you read this, stop for a moment to appreciate the continuous rise and fall in your chest; an everyday movement we often take for granted. If something as second nature as breathing was to present any challenges, the emotional impact can be as shattering as the physical one. To...

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You and Your Health: Stroke

You and Your Health: Stroke

What to do when a stroke strikes Pharmacist Andrew Watson looks at what happens to the brain in a stroke and how important it is to act FAST   A stroke is a life threatening brain attack that can change your life in an instant. It is often sudden, frightening,...

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Your MIND does matter

Your MIND does matter

When life gives you lemons, it’s human nature to feel worried, anxious or upset when dealing with the unexpected – that’s our ingrained fight or fly mechanism. But when your feelings start to seriously affect your daily life or you feel like you haven’t got the strength to overcome any...

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You and Your Health: Summertime

You and Your Health: Summertime

Pharmacist Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Parkgate looks at the joys and pitfalls of summer for our health The summer months that lie ahead have some wonderful health benefits. The sight of blue skies, green vegetation, and colourful wild and garden flowers usually cheer us up. However, while some of...

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You and Your Health: How to achieve healthy sleep

You and Your Health: How to achieve healthy sleep

Pharmacist, Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure in Parkgate looks at how to get a better night’s sleep once the clocks go forward. Most people happily anticipate the clocks going forward in March to herald the spring and give us a precious extra hour of daylight in the evening. However, because we...

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You and Your Health: The changing face of a pharmacist

You and Your Health: The changing face of a pharmacist

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Parkgate As we reach another year and get set for what lies ahead, I wanted to take you on a nostalgic journey looking back at the pharmacy world and the vast changes that have occurred over the past 50 years. My family have worked...

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You and Your Health: Winter Heart Attacks

You and Your Health: Winter Heart Attacks

  With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Parkgate We all know that winter is the season for colds, flu, norovirus and other miserable illnesses. But a less well known fact is that the danger of having a heart attack is increased in the cold weather. This is because your heart...

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You and Your Health: Ears

You and Your Health: Ears

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Parkgate Our ears are complex, amazing structures. Capable of picking up sounds from our environment and transmitting them to our brains to be interpreted, ears also affect our balance. We probably take them for granted until they go wrong but ear disorders can be...

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Rainbow hair: A Summer of Colour

Rainbow hair: A Summer of Colour

With Chris Moody of Moodyhair Barnsley Red and yellow and pink and green, I can see a rainbow! But it’s not up in the air, it’s in the hair. Bringing the magic of mermaids and unicorns, rainbow hair is a super bright and bold colour trend for that doesn’t have...

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