Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson has written health features for Saga Magazine and website for eight years, and has also worked for many other magazines and websites, including Sainsbury’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping, NHS Choices and Weight Watchers. Her favourite healthy habits include walking her dog, getting plenty of sleep – and just enough chocolate.


Latest Articles from Lesley

Long-term illness can bring money worries
Health & Wellbeing

The cost of health problems

Long-term health problems are bad for your body and your bank account.

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Some countries don’t allow certain medicines across their borders, so check before you travel.
Health & Wellbeing

Taking your medicines abroad

Going on holiday? Put prescription medicines at the top of your packing list.

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Blood pressure test
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Blood pressure: know your numbers

Find out why you need to know what your blood pressure is.

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Cholesterol test
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The latest news on statins

Research shines a light on why statins seem to cause muscle pains in some people.

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omega-3 fish oil supplements
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Omega-3 fish oil supplements for heart disease

How omega-3 fish oil supplements work, how much to take and side effects.

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A dermatologist checks a patient's moles
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A guide to skin cancers

Check your skin for moles regularly – it could save your life.

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Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that is also known by the brand names Amlostine, Exforge and Istin
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High blood pressure and calcium channel blockers

What are calcium channel blockers and how do they help lower blood pressure?

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Cough and cold medicines
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Medicines that cause high blood pressure

Learn more about the drugs that can raise your blood pressure.

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Blood pressure medications
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High blood pressure drugs

If you have high blood pressure, the medicine your doctor prescribes for you will depend on your age, ethnicity and whether you have other health problems.

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