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Chesterfield's Becky Measures to have womb removed

Chesterfield broadcaster Becky Measures has revealed she is to have her womb removed as a preventative measure.
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COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

Angina is chest pain that someone gets when the arteries carrying blood to their heart muscle have become narrowed.

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Staff at Darley Dale Medical Centre will be moving to new �2.2million premises in late 2018.

Work under way on new Darley Dale Medical Centre

Construction work is now officially under way on a new medical centre expected to serve almost 8,000 patients in the Derbyshire Dales.

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One in five people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most do nothing to help, research has shown.

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research.

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Health experts recommend everyone gets a flub jab as worst epidemic in 50 years is expected to hit the UK

Experts recommend flu jab as fears grow of worst UK epidemic for 50 years

The worst flu epidemic is on the way to the UK according to experts who are advising vulnerable people and everyone to get flu jabs.

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Two thirds of East Midlands dogs enjoy two or more walks a day - more walks than dogs living in the West Midlands

In a recent survey it has been released that people living in the East Midlands walk their dogs more often than dog owners in the West Midlands.

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New signs promote smoking ban at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

New signs promote smoking ban at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

New signs have been unveiled at Chesterfield Royal Hospital to promote the smoking ban in force across the site.

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DRAMATIC PHOTOS - Car crashes into Chesterfield’s Royal Hospital

A motorist escaped serious injury after the car they were travelling in crashed into a building at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

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COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

It has recently been World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).

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Derbyshire amputee died after taking fentanyl, inquest hears

An amputee died after taking a painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

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COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

This week we offer advice on treating a fever . A fever is when a person has a persistent high temperature above 37°C (98.6°F).

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital says the extension of its emergency department is 'exciting'.

Work starts to extend Chesterfield Royal Hospital's emergency department

Work is underway to make Chesterfield Royal Hospital's emergency department bigger.

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Steep rise in mental health callouts for Derbyshire police

Police officers in Derbyshire have been called out to more than 450 incidents with a mental health element this year alone, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

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The temporary closure begins on Wednesday September 13.

Derbyshire hospital ward closes temporarily on safety grounds

A Derbyshire hospital ward is to close temporarily on safety grounds.

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World Suicide Prevention Day is on September 10.

‘People who take their own lives aren’t choosing death’

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day and to reinforce the Derbyshire Times’ You’re Not Alone campaign, we look at the work of Derwent Rural Counselling Service, partner of the service Talking Mental Health Derbyshire, who are working with people to cope with the pressures of life.

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Sue Cook and her husband Jack are concerned about the closure of Bolsover Community Hospital.

Derbyshire hospital closures are ‘short-sighted and risky’ claim patients

A woman whose husband was cared for at Bolsover Community Hospital has said plans to close it are ‘shortsighted and risky’.

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Hospital staff drained 13 litres of fluid from the cyst

Chesterfield Royal staff praised after watermelon-sized cyst ‘missed’ by Sheffield hospital

Chesterfield Royal Hospital staff have been praised by a young woman who was horrified to learn she had a watermelon-sized cyst the day after being told there was ‘nothing to worry about’ by a hospital in Sheffield.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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£28 MILLION BLACK HOLE: Derbyshire health chiefs told to make big savings after ‘inadequate’ rating

A key health body in north Derbyshire has been ordered to make savings of £28 million after being branded ‘inadequate’.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

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