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

Winter heart health
Health & Wellbeing

Take care of your heart when it’s cold

Why cold weather is a health risk for your heart and what to do to protect it.

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Christmas is a great time to catch up with all the generations of the family
Health & Wellbeing

Christmas family health check

What to watch out for in your relatives' health and what you can do to help.

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Christmas cold
Health & Wellbeing

Kiss goodbye to the Christmas cold

Do you come down with a Christmas cold every year? Find out why and how to stop it.

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Self-diagnosis online
Health & Wellbeing

The dangers of self-diagnosing online

Why diagnosing your health issues online could end up making your problems worse

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health choices
Health & Wellbeing

Why body fat is a health risk

How does being very overweight affect our bodies, and why it is so dangerous?

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GP writing out a prescription
Health & Wellbeing

How the GP system works

Find out how your local GP surgery works and the team that help keep you healthy.

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Making a complaint
Health & Wellbeing

Making a complaint about your GP

What steps can you take if you are unhappy about the GP care you've received?

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Find and book an appointment with your GP online
Health & Wellbeing

How to use GP online services

Have you signed up for your GP’s online services? Try it and you may never look back.

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Ask friends and family if they would recommend a particular GP
Health & Wellbeing

Changing to a new GP practice

The pros and cons of changing GP practice, and what to consider if you do.

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