Staying sun safe

With the warmer weather upon us, we've listed a few tips below for staying sun safe. Three potentially serious health conditions in this hot weather are heat exhaustion, heatstroke and dehydration. Tips for avoiding heat exhaustion and heatstroke • Stay out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day, usually between 11am and...

East Sussex Wheelchair Service Celebration

To celebrate its first birthday, the East Sussex Wheelchair Service is opening its doors to all on Saturday, 9th July 2016, with a family fun day. The event starts at 12 noon. There'll be light refreshments, ball games and music by DJ 'JJ' until 4.00pm. Come and meet us informally in our fully accessible wheelchair centre...

Insect bites and stings

It’s common in summer to get insect bites and stings and, whilst most are harmless, some can cause a nasty allergic reaction. If you work outdoors, or take part in outdoor activities, you are more at risk. Always see a doctor if you develop symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. There are a number of...

Keeping active as you age

Staying physically active as you get older has many benefits. Regular exercise not only helps you to stay fit, but can help to keep you mobile and independent. It’s also a good mood enhancer, giving your brain chemicals a boost for a greater sense of wellbeing. More specific benefits include: • management of health conditions...

Safety and security

Your home is not simply the place where you live, it is your refuge from the outside world and you need to feel safe and secure for your own peace of mind. Home safety and security Please see below a few tips for keeping your home safe and secure. Never open the door to strangers....

Vitamin D

Most of our Vitamin D is made by our body under the skin, in reaction to summer sunlight. It helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, nutrients that are needed to keep our bones and teeth healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities, such as rickets...

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a fairly common condition, affecting around three million people in the UK. It weakens bones and makes them fragile and more prone to breaks. There are often no warning signs, and the condition is only diagnosed when a simple fall or sudden impact fractures a bone. Sometimes, even a cough or sneeze can...
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