HEALTH FILE: Flu vaccination effort targets mums-to-be

South Wales Argus: 11363421 Get protected: Mum-to-be Joanne Black receives her flu vaccination

4:49pm Wednesday 15th October 2014


HEALTH FILE: ‘Lifeline’ for families affected by diabetes

South Wales Argus: (10409787) HAVING FUN: Olivia Allcock, from Newport, at last year's Diabetes UK Cymru family event.

11:03am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HAVING a child diagnosed with Type One diabetes can be a frightening and bewildering experience and one that securing the right treatment only goes part of the way to addressing. But other parents in the same situation can provide a valuable source of advice and support, and an event in Cardiff next weekend aims to put people in touch.

HEALTH FILE: Wales leads way with cannabis-based MS drug on NHS - but medicines postcode lottery remains

South Wales Argus: LIVING WITH MS: Able Radio DJ Ian Williams

4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

APPROVAL of cannabis-based drug Sativex is good news for people living with multiple sclerosis in Wales whose symptoms will be relieved by it - but its go-ahead highlights once again the issue of a postcode lottery for treatments.

THE HEALTH FILE: More financial pain for NHS in Wales

South Wales Argus: Argus-Mark   Reporter-Andy   07-06-13
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5:49pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A QUICK glance at the Nuffield Trust's report into the funding pressures facing the NHS in Wales to 2025/26 might be enough to trigger shivers at the thought of what type of service we will have left by then.

HEALTH FILE: Health links between NHS and the nation

South Wales Argus: 'NHS should ban smoking on hospital grounds'

6:02pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A FALL in the percentage of people who admitted to smoking – according to the latest Welsh Health Survey – attracted headlines last week.

HEALTH FILE: Awareness is key in fighting meningitis

6:04pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

VIRAL Meningitis Week seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of this type of the disease - but the bacterial form also continues to pose a devastating and occasionally fatal threat. A vaccine is on the way for the ‘B’ strain, but knowing what the warning signs are is still vital.

Action first, then answers needed on heart surgery waiting times

South Wales Argus: Heart surgery (4372713)

6:26pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE spotlight is shining brighter than ever on the NHS in Wales at the moment, with the issue of heart surgery waiting times continuing to grab the headlines.

HEALTH FILE: More support to help smokers quit

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 19/06/07 of a a member of public smoking a cigarette as a poll suggests one in 10 smokers are desperate to give up. survey, conducted on behalf of the British Heart Foundation's 30th annual No Smoking Day, found that 11% of smokers ar

7:22pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

PICS: Generic smoker; + headshot - Dr Gill Stephenson, director of public health, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Health resolutions - not just for the New Year

South Wales Argus: Health resolutions - not just for the New Year

6:29pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

SEVERAL days into the New Year, and the chances are that many well-intentioned resolutions regarding getter healthier and fitter will have already fallen by the wayside. But not everyone sees starting January 1 as the key to beginning to change their lifestyle - and when you are right and ready, there's plenty of advice and support to be had.

HEALTH FILE: Wise tips for a healthier winter

South Wales Argus: Promoting the Winter Wise campaign at the outpatients department at the Royal Gwent Hospital is Newport Gwent Dragon player, Rhys Thomas, with Lisa Harries, who is receiving a flu jab (2554739)

6:12pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

WITH the NHS in Wales gearing up for another busy winter, patients in Gwent are being urged by their health board to Be Winter Wise with the help of a high profile campaign.

Welsh Government must end the uncertainty over Gwent's Specialist and Critical Care Centre


5:12pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

A DECISION on whether or not Gwent gets its long-awaited Specialist and Critical Care Centre is now unlikely until late in the year - but the Welsh Government must act quickly once proposals for the reorganisation of key hospital services across South Wales are agreed.

THE HEALTH FILE: Hard job of making organ donation work

South Wales Argus: ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: The opt-out system for organ donation in Wales has taken several years to become a reality

2:50pm Thursday 11th July 2013

AND so the hard work well and truly begins...

THE HEALTH FILE: Quick treatment key to stroke recovery

South Wales Argus: TIME OF THE ESSENCE: Dr Yaqoob Bhat at the Royal Gwent Hospital’s stroke unit

3:40pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

LIKE the treatment of cardiac arrest, the earlier a victim of stroke can be treated, the better the chance of a good outcome.

THE HEALTH FILE:Will jabs stop spread of measles to Gwent?

South Wales Argus: WORRIED: Parents with their children queue up at the Bellevue surgery, Newport to get the MMR jabs

5:10pm Wednesday 17th April 2013

HUNDREDS of people in Gwent took advantage of weekend clinics to get their children or themselves vaccinated against measles. But only time will tell if the rush to get an MMR jab will be enough to contain the ongoing Swansea outbreak.

THE HEALTH FILE: Making small changes to get healthy

South Wales Argus: OBESE: Gwent has a weight problem

4:10pm Wednesday 19th December 2012

FOR most of us, Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, with thoughts of improving one's lifestyle and health postponed until the New Year. But an NHS Wales programme is urging people to think healthy around Christmas too, without sacrificing any of the fun.

THE HEALTH FILE: Living life to the full for as long as I have

South Wales Argus: HELPING OTHERS: Breast Cancer Care campaigner Anne Shingler

5:10pm Wednesday 24th October 2012

AROUND 36,000 people in the UK, most of whom are women, have secondary breast cancer. Piano teacher Anne Shingler is among them, and is involved in a campaign to raise awareness and knowledge of the disease.

THE HEALTH FILE: Diagnosing remotely can help avert a stroke

South Wales Argus: STROKE UNIT: Dr Yaqoob Bhat with his team at the Royal Gwent Hospital

4:00pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012

PATIENTS across Gwent are benefiting from facilities at the new stroke unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital – and new technology means some will be ‘treated’ there without passing through its doors.

HEALTH FILE: Protecting our youth against killer diseases

South Wales Argus: VACCINATIONS: Teenagers in Gwent are becoming better protected

2:20pm Wednesday 1st August 2012

ELIS James is being hailed as one of the comedy scene’s brightest young stars.

THE HEALTH FILE: Playing a vital role in fight against infections

South Wales Argus: LEADING THE WAY: The intensive care unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital

1:40pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

NEW approaches to preventing infections in patients in intensive care units in Wales are bearing fruit –- and Gwent hospitals are leading the way.

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