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

Dermatologist examining a female patient's skin
Health & Wellbeing

Skin problem symptoms in the over-50s

Later-age skin conditions: actinic keratoses, pruritis, eczema and psoriasis.

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Senior lady gardening wearing sunhat for protection
Health & Wellbeing

Actinic Keratoses: treatments

Protect against these skin blotches - they can lead to cancer.

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Senior woman applying face cream
Health & Wellbeing

Pruritis: causes and treatments

A guide to pruritis, one of the most common skin problems in the over-50s. Find out what causes it and how to treat it.

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Illustration of a cigarette being cut in half
Health & Wellbeing

Smoke busters

Giving up smoking isn’t easy, but there’s always support and advice on hand.

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Optometrist examining a patient's eyes
Health & Wellbeing

Eye health: time for an eye test?

Regular sight checks pick up a range of health conditions.

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butter and oil
Health & Wellbeing

Healthy fats

Our guide to some of the fats that are good for your health.

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Word gluten written in flour
Health & Wellbeing

Coeliac disease and other wheat-related disorders

Thousands of people have coeliac disease and the numbers are increasing.

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Woman taking blood pressure
Health & Wellbeing

Reduce your risk of stroke

Getting treatment fast is crucial after a stroke, but so is reducing your risk.

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Senior lady patient in hospital bed looking at hip x-ray
Health & Wellbeing

Hip replacements: what you need to know

What's involved in hip surgery and an update on metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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