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Healthy food swaps

Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. By changing just a few eating habits you can make a big difference to your diet. Making small changes to your diet is the healthiest and most achievable way to lose weight. Your first step is to eat fewer foods high in…

Healthy living

Building a healthy lifestyle often involves eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and even visiting your doctor for a health check now and again. The rewards are endless, as not only does this improve your physical health but also your mental wellbeing. Healthy living now…

Healthy weight

Adult obesity is on the rise in the UK. Being overweight or obese can damage your health and lead to illnesses such as: cardiovascular (heart) disease diabetes, and some cancers

Heart disease

As well as NHS Choices, the British Heart Foundation provides information and advice on preventing heart disease.

Help and support for people with dementia

A dementia diagnosis can come as a shock to the person with the condition and those around them. However, there are sources of help and support for everyone involved. It's natural to worry about the future, but it's important to remember that you're not alone.…

Help your baby enjoy new foods

Once your baby is eating solids it's important to give them as many different healthy foods as you can.   This way they're more likely to keep eating them as they grow up. It's a great habit to get into, and one that will hopefully…

Helping your baby to sleep

Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night, while some don't for a long time. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be…

Hepatitis day 2019

290 million people across the world don’t know they are living with viral hepatitis and are at risk of liver damage as a result. Are you one of the missing millions? London Borough of Waltham Forest and Barts Sexual Health teams are joining forces with…

Home environment and dementia

The way your home is designed and laid out can have a big impact on someone with dementia. Symptoms of memory loss, confusion and difficulty learning new things means that someone with dementia may forget where they are, where things are and how things work.…

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

You can get an NHS Health Check if you're aged 40 to 74 and not already on a disease register. If you're in this age group, you can expect to receive a letter inviting you for a check. Don't worry if you haven't got your…
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