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Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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Decision welcomed by MSP

Decision welcomed by MSP

A decision to save a range of local services from possible cutbacks has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron.

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The unit has two patient rooms with more confortable visitor seating as well as a central lounge space and kitchen, all of which look out on the new, private garden area, accessible via the lounge.

New hospital unit welcomed by List MSP

The new palliative care area at the Victoria Hospital has been welcomed by Highlands and Islands List MSP Donald Cameron (Con).

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Mike Russell.

MSP calls for change at health board

“Genuine change” is needed at the very top of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) in Argyll & Bute, according to local SNP MSP Michael Russell.

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Service changes discussed

Service changes discussed

Argyll and Bute Integration Joint Board (IJB) met last week to consider a number of service change proposals to address a significant budget gap for 2018/19.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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The McMillan Fund-raising Committee in the new garden area of the Unit at  Rothesay Victoria Hospital. Photo by Richard Bradley.

New unit at hospital

A dedicated palliative care area has been created in Rothesay Victoria Hospital to make a difference for people affected by cancer.

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Michael Russell MSP

Call for change at health board

Local MSP Michael Russell has called for major changes to the management of the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership.

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Health and social care funding gap could hit jobs

Health and social care funding gap could hit jobs

The Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is facing a £5-6 million funding gap for 2018/19 which could lead to job losses.

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Nicola Hall Operational Manager, Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis

Lottery boost for local rape crisis centre

Argyll &Bute Rape Crisis has been awarded a National Lottery award of £93,484 to fund its Individual Survivor Art Therapy Programme.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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People with flu symptoms told to avoid visiting hospital

People with flu symptoms told to avoid visiting hospital

NHS Highland would like to remind people not to visit family or friends in hospital if they have flu symptoms or are in contact with someone with the flu.

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Cases of flu are on the rise in Scotland

Flu warning

NHS Highland would like to remind people not to visit family or friends in hospital if they have flu symptoms or are in contact with someone with the flu.

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David Stewart MSP.

Backing for rural mental health project

Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, are backing the ‘Well Connected Communities’ project from mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland and the National Rural Mental Health Forum.

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Viv Hamilton'Community Development Worker (Argyll & Bute)'Support in Mind Scotland

Rural mental health tackled

Bute is to benefit from a new project by the mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland and the National Rural Mental Health Forum.

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Irene Wilson, Allan McFarlane and Maureen McDonald at the launch of the Bute Kidney Patients' Support Group campaign to bring a satellite dialysis facility to the island, back in 2015.

Kidney group hits milestone

The Bute Kidney Patients Support Group is delighted to announce that it has now passed the milestone of £100,000 in its fundraising efforts.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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