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Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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North Lanarkshire Council has distanced itself from baby bank.

MP welcomes council ban on baby bank

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has backed a decision to stop schools raising funds for Lanarkshire Baby Bank.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Mrs A was treated at Monklands Hospital

Health board told to apologise after patient given drug she was allergic to

Hospital bosses have been told to apologise for “serious failings” in the care of a 68-year-old woman, who died after being given a drug to which she was allergic.

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Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard highlights the Bliss Scotland baby report 2017

More support needed to care for premature babies

Last year over 1,000 babies born in Lanarkshire needed specialist neonatal care to help them survive.

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Hatton Lea prides itself in its care of its residents with events like this street party from last year.

Care home chosen for dementia Focus

Hatton Lea Care Home has been selected as a demonstrator site for the Focus on Dementia Specialist Unit Improvement Programme.

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Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leobnard highlight Bliss Scotland baby report 2017

More needed to be done to champion premature babies

Last year over 1,000 babies born in Lanarkshire needed specialist neonatal care to help them survive.

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Danny and Fiona McGraw with son Max (2)

Hoping to live life to the Max after hip ops

Parents of a two-year-old Newarthill boy who has had to endure extensive hip surgery are trying to raise awareness of the little known condition.

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John Devlin and son Daniel

‘Don’t take away my boy’s loving carers’

A worried dad says families who depend on carers will suffer after council staff changes were drawn up without consultation.

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Scottish Charity Regulator says it was in touch with baby bank over Facebook content.

Baby bank founder responds to critics

The founder of Lanarkshire Baby Bank has spoken out after concerns were raised over how it is being run.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Nicola shows off her trophy after national Clubbercise success.

Nicola’s the Club champion

Fitness instructor Nicola McAleenan is dancing with delight after picking up a national award.

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Graham Simpson MSP is backing the new campaign.

MSP backs new Scale Down Cancer campaign

Central Scotland MSP Graham Simpson is backing Cancer Research UK’s new Scale Down Cancer campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across the country.

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Lanarkshire Baby Bank founder Bernadette Murphy, right, with Motherwell & Wishaw MP Marion Fellows.

Concerns raised over running of baby bank

Councillors have raised concerns at how the award-winning Lanarkshire Baby Bank is being run.

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Bellshill Community Council members John Devlin, left, and Joe Gorman criticised the John Street service.

No surgery for five more years

Doctors who moved into a community clinic after a fire say it will be at least five years before they can consider building a new surgery.

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Motherwell FC Community Trust's  Alison Wallace (left) and Dawn Middleton at the site of the cycle park.

Fans are encouraged to get on their bikes

Motherwell fans are being encouraged to get on their bikes ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Hearts.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Hazel McGloin and Lyn Clyde at last year's reunion

Reunion for former maternity staff is bigger than before

Staff who worked at Bellshill Maternity Hospital are holding their second annual reunion later this month.

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Walking has numerous health benefits

A step in the right direction to get fit

Get Walking Lanarkshire is offering free health walks in Motherwell and Bellshill.

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