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Looking after an active toddler

Young children like to be active, and it's normal for them to have lots of energy. Keeping babies and toddlers active every day is good for their health. Looking after a child who is always on the go can be tiring and stressful, but there…

Looking after your baby's teeth

You can start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don't worry if you don't manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to…

Looking after your teeth

Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a…

Lower back pain exercises

There are some simple back exercises and stretches you can do at home to help ease lower back pain and improve your strength and flexibility. Aim to do these exercises every day, along with other activities like walking, swimming or yoga. Your pain should start to ease…

Lower your cholesterol

Eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise can help lower the level of cholesterol in your blood. Adopting healthy habits, such as eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping active, can also help prevent your cholesterol levels becoming high in the first place. It's…

Lung cancer myths and facts

It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction about the effects of smoking on your lungs. Find out what's true and what's a myth. The facts Lung cancer is the UK's biggest cancer killer. About 35,000 people die from lung cancer in the UK every…

Lung cancer: are you at risk?

Lung cancer is the UK's biggest cancer killer. It kills more people each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and leukaemia combined. However, some forms can be cured if they're caught early enough. Lung cancer accounts for 1 in 16 of all deaths in the…

Makaton

We all want our children to be able to communicate.  Makaton is a system that is used with some children who struggle in this area. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken…

Makaton in Early Years

Makaton is a language programme using speech, signs and symbols which provides basic communication and everyday vocabulary which helps to develop language and literacy skills.Using Makaton helps adults and children who may have communication difficulties to develop their basic communication skills. These basic skills are…

Making a complaint

There may be times when you want to make a complaint about the services you have received. Making a complaint through the right channels could result in a better outcome for you, and may help improve things for other people, too. Please don't be reluctant…
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