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IN PICTURES: New £3.5m Heanor Memorial Health Centre officially opened

The £3.5million Heanor Memorial Health Centre officially opened this week, bringing staff, officials and patients together in celebration.

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Doctor Marco La Malfa says Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show care for men's health.

Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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Ilkeston firefighters hosted a 12 hour CPR Marathon fundraiser for the BHF. Pictured are firefighters Dan Davies, Darren Bishop, Mark Burnham, Steve Blackett and Steve Cook, Jayne Clifford regional support manager for BHF and Tesco staff members Sarah Barnatt and Liz Wright.

Firefighters’ CPR marathon fundraiser shares life-saving skills with shoppers

Derbyshire firefighters have been teaching supermarket shoppers valuable life-saving skills during a charity fundraiser for two very worthy causes.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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Medical student Sophie Taylor, from Riddings, is to climb Kilimanjaro this summer for the overseas aid charity Dig Deep

Riddings medical student fundraising for water charity mountain trek

A medical student from Riddings is gearing up to climb Africa’s highest mountain for a charity bringing clean water to rural areas of Kenya.

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New chief revealed for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare

Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare has unveiled its new chief executive as Barbara-Anne Walker.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions in just eight months.

Warning to motorists after ambulance crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions

Crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were involved in 90 road traffic collisions that were not their fault in just eight months.

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Lurcher Master Arrow is recovering from treatment by Vets Now in Alfreton after eating a bag of sultanas which made him seriously ill.

Alfreton vets save dog’s life after toxic sultanas damage kidneys

A dog is recovering from life-saving treatment at a vets’ practice in Alfreton after eating a bag of sultanas which left him with kidney failure.

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The map shows most of Derbyshire in red.

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas in Derbyshire worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across Derbyshire has been revealed.
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Resolve to improve your health

Resolve to improve your health

Most of us indulge over Christmas and New Year so why not make a resolution this year to help improve your long-term health and future?

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Today is the most popular day of the year to conceive

Today is 'National Baby Making Day' - most popular day to conceive

Today (Tuesday January 2) is National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant and giving birth to a September baby.
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Are you taking part in Dry January?

People in the Midlands not giving up booze for January

People in the Midlands are among the least likely in the UK to give up drink this month.
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Which Derbyshire pharmacies will be open over Christmas?

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open on New Year’s Day?

Many of Derbyshire's pharmacies will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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C.A.R.E: What is a cardiac arrest?

C.A.R.E: What is a cardiac arrest?

Yesterday we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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Cardiac ignorance is costing lives

Cardiac ignorance is costing lives

Newly released research shows nearly two-thirds of people in the East Midlands don’t know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops beating.

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One of Tony Fisher's shots in the Brussels 'Home' exhibition features a rose a rose he found on the beach by an abandoned pier in Weston Super Mare.

Amber Valley photographer represents UK at European mental health show

A photographer from Riddings will be the focus of continental attention this week, after being selected to represent Britain in a special exhibition.

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Prem Singh, chairman of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, and estates staff accept the keys to the new Heanor Memorial Health Centre from site manager Piers Austin of A & S Enterprises Limited.

New Heanor Memorial Health Centre close to opening after keys handover

The keys to a long-awaited new health centre in Heanor has been handed over by builders, ready for the first patients to arrive next week.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.
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