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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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Kicking the habit

Number of Wigan smokers at a record low

Kicking the habit is becoming a habit for Wiganers as the number of regular smokers in the borough has hit a record low.

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Geoffrey Cousins

Cancer patient’s heartfelt thanks for NHS care

A Wigan pensioner has praised NHS staff for their “absolutely fantastic” response after undergoing cancer treatment.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Health bosses are warning about Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Drive to defuse a medical time bomb

Hundreds of Wigan residents are thought to have a potentially life-threatening inherited condition which, if untreated, can cause people to die from a heart attack at an early age.

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Hygiene ratings - latest results

Hygiene ratings - latest results

The latest hygiene ratings revealed a positive start to the year for the Wigan’s eateries.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Technology is only part of the solution

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Technology is only part of the solution

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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Amanda Hellman and her son

Mum’s agony in sad fight to help her son

The mum of a teenage cerebral palsy sufferer has opened her heart about the difficulties faced by parents of disabled children.

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THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Maternity cover has to change to meet demand

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Maternity cover has to change to meet demand

Greater numbers of women giving birth later in life, an ageing midwife profile and a nationwide shortage of the profession is putting unprecedented pressure on maternity services.

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Dr Sophie Gough

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Doctor talks about life on the front line

Dozens of accident and emergency units are facing closure or being downgraded in a far-reaching overhaul of urgent care which senior doctors warn would have “disastrous” consequences for the NHS.

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Wigan Infirmary accident and emergency entrance

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Local NHS services facing major overhaul

The NHS is facing the biggest shake-up in its history with plans for a massive overhaul of services which could lead to hospital closures, mergers and downgrades across the country.

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The benefits of a sports massage

The benefits of a sports massage

Fitness guru The Colonel from the Xercise4less gym gives his latest tips...

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Delays for treatment are causing stress, a charity has warned

Cancer treatment delay is causing great distress

Long delays to cancer treatment are causing people to suffer anxiety and depression, a charity has warned.

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Wigan Infirmary

What will £14.8m cash boost for health services mean to Wigan Infirmary?

Health and social care services in the borough have been given a £14.8m boost. Andrew Foster, chief executive of Wrightington, Wigan And Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, speaks about the difference it will make for Wigan Infirmary.

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Bella and her dad Peter

Charity set up in a bid to save Bella

Parents of a three-year-old girl who suffers from a killer disease have set up a charity in the hope of saving her and other children like her.

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Bridgewater Chief Executive Colin Scales

Health trust still needs to get better

A trust providing community health services in Wigan has been told it needs to improve.

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NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Susan and Philip Halliwell. Philip has had cancer for 11 years and is encouraging people to buy Cancer Research UKs unity bands for World Cancer Day

Cancer sufferer encouraging Wiganers to unite

A popular hairdresser diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago is encouraging Wiganers to unite for World Cancer Day.

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Tips to achieve your goals

Tips to achieve your goals

Fitness guru The Colonel from the Xercise4less gym gives his latest tips...

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