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Dr Nick Brown of Rowden Surgery in Chipenham writes his weekly medical column on the issues affecting the health service and its patients.
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Before we even consider specific medical screening tests, most doctors will agree that the most important factors for a long and healthy life are lifestyle issues which revolve around the way we choose to live our lives.
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a popular choice for many people seeking a solution to health and life style issues. 20% of the UK population try it each year, often paying for treatment privately and spending up to £200 million per year.
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Your Say Your Gazette
I remember in the old days, back in the 1940s and 1950s, if you needed to see a doctor you pottered round to his house during surgery hours and sat in the waiting room. This was usually a small room with hard, upright chairs, cold and invariably cloaked in cigarette smoke. It paid to arrive early since patients were seen on a first-come, first-served basis. There might just have been a couple of people to see the doctor or there may have been a roomful. The main thing is that everybody was seen. − Robert MacMillan, MarlboroughBig fines for no-shows »
In her weekly column before Christmas (December 19, 2013) Devizes Constituency MP, Claire Perry, told us she had concerns about food banks and was going “to be quietly working” in the Devizes bank in the Christmas week to check up on them. She wrote that she could not understand why their use was growing so fast “at a time when the economy is recovering sharply...”. − Tony Millett, MarlboroughMP feedback sought »
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