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'Losing my mum'

Sarah Phillips was 16 when her mother, Debbie, died after four years with cervical cancer. At the funeral, Sarah played a recording she had made of the song Autumn by Paolo Nutini. Little did she know that her cover version would become a YouTube hit. Sarah talks…

'My blood pressure was too high'

Jane Hudson: "My NHS Health Check was a wake-up call." Jane Hudson, aged 70 at the time of her NHS Health Check, is from Emley, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She lives with her husband and has one son and two daughters. Last year, Jane received a…

'My son has autism'

Deborah Packenham, from Barnet, has three children. Her youngest son, Johnny, 11, has autism. She describes her experience of caring for him as he grew up with the condition. "Johnny is my third child and he wasn't like the other two. He was much more…

'Why I chose to give my daughter the MMR jab'

"Harriet had already had her routine 5-in-1 vaccine and meningitis C jab when she was two months old. It was an automatic step for her to have these, which I didn't question or worry about. "But when she reached her first birthday and it was…

10 hearing helpers

Whether you've just been diagnosed or you've been living with hearing loss for some time, these organisations, individuals and services can help make life easier for you. 1. Hearing therapists Hearing therapists are trained to help people adapt to living with their hearing loss or…

10 ways to get active with your kids

All children aged five or over should be physically active for at least one hour a day. Physical activity helps children: grow strong muscles and bones maintain a healthy weight discover the world around them build their confidence You can help by encouraging your child to…

20 tips to eat well for less

Can you eat healthily and save money? You bet your bottom dollar you can! Here are 20 tips to help you have your (low-fat) cake and eat it. If cost is discouraging you from trying to make changes to you and your family's diet then…

3-in-1 teenage booster

The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost your child's protection against three separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Who should have the 3-in-1 booster? The 3-in-1 teenage booster, is available routinely on the NHS…

3-in-1 teenage booster FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? How is the vaccine given? If I was vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and polio as a child, am I still protected? Can you get polio from the polio part of this vaccine? How many boosters do I need to have?…

3-in-1 teenage booster side effects

When side effects do occur after having the 3-in-1 teenage booster vaccine, they are most likely to be mild and happen within two or three days of receiving the jab. Very common reactions to the teenage 3-in-1 booster More than 1 child in 10 having the vaccine…
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