Your Health News


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

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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FutureFit Have your say on improving hospital services for people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Public Exhibition Event 28 June 2018 - 3.30pm - 7.30pm - Elephant and Castle Hotel, Newtown. This consultation includes proposals for changes to...

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GDPR for Patients

GDPR for Patients The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018, and will apply...

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How to Prevent Diabetes

How to Prevent Diabetes The number of people with diabetes is on the rise in the UK. It is alarming that in the last five years the number of people suffering from diabetes in Britain has risen by nearly 700,000! We now estimate the number of diabetics in the UK to be...

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How to Combat Hay Fever

How to Combat Hay Fever It is a wonderful time of the year! The birds are singing, the lambs are jumping, the days are longer, the sun is shining (a little bit more), the bees are buzzing… the pollen is flying! So many welcome the start of spring and summer with open...

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Cemmaes Road Surgery New Opening Hours

Cemmaes Road Surgery New Opening Hours We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances the Cemmaes Road branch of Dyfi Valley Health will have new opening hours from Monday April 9th. The surgery will be open all day Monday, all day Tuesday and Thursday morning. This...

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