Health & Beauty

Mindful of the noise

Local charity Mindful ‘s memory café on Tuesday, July 16, involved ‘Drumming with Rhiannon’ aimed at supporting those living with dementia and mental health problems. There was lots of noise, singing and  the session ended with some calming meditation. Based in...

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Care home hosts annual Summer Fayre

Friends, families and the local community are invite to the annual Summer Fete on Saturday, July 20, from 2pm to 4pm, at St Martins Grange care home, Fern Brook Lane, Off Shaftesbury Road, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4QD. Visitors can browse a range of stalls and try...

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Hospital shares new funding

A new organisation - ARC Wessex- has been awarded £9 million pounds from the National Institute for Health Research, also known as the research arm of the NHS. Cara Charles-Barks, CEO of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘It is excellent news that £9 million over...

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Hospital opens training suite

A state-of-the-art Simulation Suite was opened today, Thursday, July 11 by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust after a total refurbishment. One of only a few facilities in the country, the suite provides clinical staff with space to learn new techniques and practice...

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Show complex holds garden party

A Summer garden party at Hardy Lodge gives Shaftesbury residents a chance to view a retirement living complex on Thursday, July 18, from 2pm to 4pm, Visitors will have live music in the landscaped gardens, a glass of Pimm’s and traditional ice cream. The new Churchill...

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The only magic pill

By Daniel Kronenberg Imagine I offered you a single magic pill which controls the balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut; lowers your blood pressure; improves the way your heart functions; helps avoid strokes; manages your weight; improves fertility and improves...

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Hydration – the unsung hero of health

By Jon Gapper Often, the younger generation is seen wandering around with a water bottle firmly in their grasp. This is a reasonably new trend and not something I or our clients grew up with. We would have a few cups of tea a day but rarely, if ever, would we actually...

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Top USA Sporting Events To Catch During Your Trip

America and Sports come hand in hand and have done for generations. With numerous victories in the Olympics as well as sports such as Football it is no surprise that there are several major sporting events in the country. If you are a frequent visitor to the US and...

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Cannabidiol – What’s all the Fuss About?

You may have heard of cannabidiol – otherwise known as CBD. The world is currently riding the crest of a wave of a CBD boom as laws begin to change, enabling more and more people to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of CBD. And the UK is no different. As we see more...

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English garden summer party

Young and old had fun together with staff, residents, relatives and members of the local community at a Summer party in the gardens of Milford House Care Home care home, Salisbury, on Sunday, June 23. They shared  cream teas, live music from Dolly and the Dactyles,...

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Deafblind Awareness Week

Have you ever wondered what life might be like for someone who is deaf and blind and what support is available? Step into the shoes of someone with dual sensory loss of hearing and sight – a dark, silent world. On Tuesday, June 25, Wiltshire Council’s Hearing and...

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Hospital chief appointed Honorary Colonel

The Queen has appointed Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Cara Charles-Barks as Honorary Colonel for 243 (the Wessex) Field Hospital, part of the Army Reserve Medical Services. More than 183 healthcare professionals from all clinical specialities and...

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Make a spectacle of yourself

By Katrina ffiske Buying a new pair of spectacles is an important decision, and with so many choices, it can be confusing what style to select. At Mark Jones Eye Care, they actually ask you to book an hour appointment for a fitting. That sounded luxury, as I am used...

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Tinnitus support group gets expert advice

An expert from the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is at the next meeting of Salisbury tinnitus support group from 1.30pm to 3.30pm Wednesday, June 5, at Salisbury Medical Practice, Fisherton House, Fountain Way, Salisbury, SP2 7FD. The group, led by local...

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Local free fertility information evening

Complete Fertility, a local IVF and fertility treatment provider, has opened a new satellite clinic in Bournemouth providing fertility treatment closer to home for Dorset patients. To support the opening, people trying for a baby are invited  to a local free fertility...

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Our Guide To The Perfect Summer Hair Care Routine

Hair care is something that is individual to everyone, not only can heredity hair loss present a need for procedures such as hair transplant Turkey, but it can also have an effect on the way you enjoy your summer because of a deep-rooted insecurity. Here, we are going...

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New all-inclusive craft experience

A new all-inclusive craft experience for the elderly and adults with learning and physical disabilities has been launched. Karen Shearing from Salisbury is a franchisee for ‘Creative Mojo’ which offers fun, rewarding, enjoyable and cost-effective craft workshops in...

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Caring couple launch caring business

A new service specialising in caring for older people in their own homes,  based in Salisbury, hopes to create 50 new jobs. The office of Home Instead Senior Care is on New Street and will serve clients in Salisbury, Romsey, Wilton, Downton, The Winterslows, The...

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Connect and relax with baby massage

Mothers and babies can enjoy quality quiet-time, relaxing while experiencing the the gentle interaction of baby massage together. Sunflower Baby Massage classes start in Arch Clinic, Fordingbridge, on Monday, May 13. The connection through positive nurturing touch is...

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Care homes open house events welcome visitors

Latest in the line-up of care homes anxious to show the public what they do, Milford House Care Home, Salisbury welcomed visitors on an open day to meet the team and look round. During the open day on April 6, visitors could questions about care, share a cup of tea...

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What Fragrances to Buy for Spring?

It looks like spring has finally arrived in the UK. The sun is out (sometimes), the air feels warmer and the flowers are making an appearance. All of this is making people reach for their floaty tea-dresses and shorts, and make the most of the beautiful weather while...

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Dorset care homes ‘Open House’ month

With a month-long ‘Open House’, three Dorset care homes are inviting the community to find out more about residential and nursing care The homes are in the Healthcare Homes Group. Throughout April, local residents can pop in to The Old Vicarage in Sherborne or The...

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Home start hopes for friends

Children’s charity Home-Start North Dorset (HSND), has a new FRIENDS For FAMILIES initiative launches on April 1 to attract new supporters. HSND needs £70,000 every year to train and fund volunteer parents to provide hands-on assistance to families in the area with...

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New day for Dawn

Dawn Conrad is a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to many, a fun-loving person who enjoyed life in the outdoors, and was a senior director in the NHS and still is a keystone of family life. But six years ago, Dawn became severely unwell and spent five months...

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