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  • Thursday 26 February 2015

    How to keep health records

    Around two thirds of retirees take one or more medications daily, so it's worth trying to organise your health information. Find out how with our guide to keeping your own health records. Read On
  • Wednesday 25 February 2015

    Your guide to prescription painkillers

    About 10 million people in the UK live with long-term pain, For most of these people – and at times, for many more of us - the painkillers we can buy from the chemist’s simply aren’t enough. Prescription pain killers can be targeted at the cause and type of pain you’re experiencing, and so stand a better chance of being effective. Here is our introduction to some of the main prescription painkillers. Read On
  • Friday 20 February 2015

    The butter vs olive oil debate rages on

    With the possible health benefits of butter making the headlines again, diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills offers her practical advice. Read On
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Promote health to prevent disease

    The top 10 things you can do today to prevent major diseases tomorrow. Read On
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Knee replacement: going private or abroad

    Waiting lists for operations can seem terribly long, especially when you are in pain. And it’s not surprising when you look at the figures - in 2014 the NHS carried out 64,372 knee procedures. So, where can you have your knee surgery done more quickly? Read On
  • Wednesday 18 February 2015

    Julie Walters talks to Saga Magazine

    Channel 4’s all-the-Raj period drama Indian Summers is currently providing another showcase for the still-sparkling Julie Walters. She talks to Nina Myskow about learning lines when your memory’s no longer top-notch, maintaining her marriage – and menopausal mayhem. Read On
  • Wednesday 18 February 2015

    Five simple maintenance tips to keep your car healthy

    Keeping your car in good running order doesn't have to be difficult. Motoring expert Carlton Boyce shares five quick and easy things that you can do yourself to keep your car healthy. Read On
  • Tuesday 17 February 2015

    Eat yourself well: fight colds and flu with food

    The old adage 'starve a fever, feed a cold' might seem like an old wives' tale but in fact there are nutrients in foods that can speed recovery from both colds and flu. Find out which foods to stock your fridge and larder with to ensure that you recover as quickly as possible. Read On
  • Monday 16 February 2015

    Off balance? Find your feet with these tips

    Find out how your muscles and hearing play a part in your ability to balance, and learn some exercises to help boost balance with our guide. Read On
  • Thursday 12 February 2015

    Knee replacement recovery tips

    We rely on specialist surgeons and their teams to do the major – and specialist - part of the work that’s needed to replace and repair a damaged knee. However, we need to be involved in our recovery process too. Read our tips to find out what you can do. Read On
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