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The stories below are of particular interest to all those associated with Dyfi Valley Health.

The Importance of Bowel Screening

It is a fact, after lung cancer, bowel cancer kills more people in Britain each year than any other form of cancer. That is – it kills more people than breast cancer; it kills more people than cancer of the prostate; and it kills more people than cervix cancer. Yet it...

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The Importance of Cervical Screening

The Importance of Cervical Screening Cervical screening, or more commonly known, a smear test, checks the health of your cervix (the opening of the womb from your vagina). It is not a test for cancer but a test to help prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is...

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How to Register for My Health Online

How to Register for My Health Online To download these instructions, click here... Registering for My Health Online (MHOL) is easy and gives you many benefits. Including: See basic medical records Reorder repeat prescriptions Book appointments (facility coming soon)...

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How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol There are many reasons why you might want to stop drinking alcohol. Maybe you are looking for a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps you are stopping because of a medical condition, or for religious reasons. If you are thinking about removing...

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Do You Need To See The GP?

Do You Need To See The GP? GPs, nurses and their wider team will always try to give you the best advice and service possible. Although we often want to see a GP or nurse at the first sign of illness, it may be better on a few occasions to consider three alternatives...

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Shingles – All You Need to Know

Shingles - All You Need to Know Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Even after the chickenpox infection is over, the virus may live in your nervous system for years before reactivating as...

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Medicines Supplies

Medicines Supplies There has been press coverage this week about medicines allegedly refused to a patient. We make sure wherever possible that all our patients have the medications they need. Sometimes with specialised medications, the prescription should be written...

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How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking January. A month full of New Year Resolutions! If you smoke, wanting to quit is the best New Year’s Resolution you could pledge yourself. However, even with the best intentions, you may not quite get there… This is why we have designed a few tips...

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How to Avoid Loneliness

How to Avoid Loneliness As we write this blog, Christmas is almost here - tis the season to be jolly! Office parties are in full swing, we are planning on spending lots of time with friends and family throughout the festive season. However, according to the British...

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How to stay healthy this winter

How to stay healthy this winter... The clocks have changed back to GMT. It is getting darker by the day. Leaves are falling from the trees. Winter storms have already started their seasonal bombardment. Flu season is beginning to show its ugly head… With that being...

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How to Prevent Strokes?

How to Prevent Strokes? We all know that stroke is a sudden and devastating illness – however many people are not aware of its widespread impact. According to the Stroke Association (, there are around 150,000 strokes in the UK every year. That is...

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The Flu – Prevention & Treatment

The Flu – Prevention & Treatment As we leave another summer season behind us we are about to welcome a, not so welcome, season… The Flu Season. This article will attempt to help you prevent catching flu and also how to treat flu yourself if you do catch it. What...

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The Benefit of Drinking more Water

The Benefit of Drinking more Water You may not know that your body is composed of 60% water. Without getting too scientific the humble H2O compound does more for your body than you can imagine. It helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate temperature, digest...

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Exercise: How to Get Started

Exercise: How to Get Started We all know that eating healthily and exercising regularly has dramatic benefits to our health and general wellbeing. If it were that simple we would all do it. Keeping healthy and exercising isn’t something all of us “just do”. For nearly...

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How to Avoid Sunburn & Sun Damage

How to Avoid Sunburn & Sun Damage We have been lucky of late with the long spell of dry and sunny weather hitting the UK. Let’s face it, we don’t get too many chances to enjoy a sunny day, so we often forget the dangers of the sun on our bodies, especially our...

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