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  • Understanding Sleep Anxiety: Causes and Coping Mechanisms
    Introduction In the hustle and bustle of modern life, sleep often becomes a casualty. However, for some individuals, sleep isn’t just elusive; it’s fraught with anxiety and restlessness. This article delves deep into the underlying causes of sleep anxiety and offers practical coping mechanisms to alleviate this issue. Unraveling the Mysteries of Sleep Anxiety Sleep […]
  • The Remarkable Health Benefits of Quinoa: Unraveling Nature’s Superfood
    In today’s health-conscious world, the quest for nutritious and wholesome foods has led many to explore the wonders of quinoa. This ancient grain, once revered by the Incas as the “mother of all grains,” has surged in popularity due to its exceptional nutritional profile and versatile culinary uses. Join us as we delve into the […]
  • 17 Easy One-Pot Dinners That Are Perfect for Spring
    Dinner is served in just 30 minutes or less. With these easy one-pot recipes, your plate will feature seasonal vegetables like asparagus, peas and mushrooms to satisfy your springtime palette. Plus, these foods pair perfectly with lean proteins like beans, poultry and seafood, as well as whole grains like brown rice and whole-wheat pasta for […]
  • Of the Subway bread choices, which is the healthiest? Ranking the different types
    Craving an easy lunch? Maybe the green and yellow lights of Subway are beckoning you? When you’re on the go and need an inexpensive, filling lunch, sometimes the healthiest places to stop are fast-food restaurants with flexibility, experts previously told USA TODAY. Customizable menus allow you to control what’s in your meal and, most importantly, […]
  • What are the healthiest vegetables? The No. 1 pick, according to a dietitian
    Most people are familiar with the phrase “eat your vegetables” —and it’s good advice for many reasons. Yet, fewer than 10% of people get the 2 ½ to 3 ½ cups of vegetables needed daily to optimize their health. That’s a big miss because, of all the foods we eat, vegetables should take the prime […]
  • Daughter Breaks Down in Tears After Dad Tells Her She’s the ‘Second Most Beautiful Bride’ He’s Ever Seen
    A bride named Kristi found herself in happy tears on her wedding day after her father saw her for the first time in her wedding dress. “Oh my gosh, you look beautiful,” the bride’s father can be seen telling her in a clip shared by her wedding photographer Emily in a TikTok video. “I don’t […]
  • Blake Shelton’s Sister Is Essentially His Blonde Twin, and She’s Gorgeous
    Blake Shelton‘s genes sure run strong! Fans may not know that the ”Honey Bee” singer and former Voice Coach has an older sister, Endy Shelton Intrieri. Read all about her, below. What to know about Blake Shelton’s sister, Endy Endy’s husband is Mike Intrieri, and she has two children with him: A boy named Ryan and […]
  • For women over 60, here is the number of daily steps needed to protect heart health
    We’ve all heard the widespread recommendation of hitting 10,000 steps per day for optimal health, but some groups — such as women over age 60 — may not need that many. That’s according to a new study published in JAMA Cardiology, which found that women between the ages of 63 and 99 only needed an […]
  • With Caitlin Clark chasing more history, Lynette Woodard’s scoring record comes into focus
    In a home game on Jan. 6, 1981, Lynette Woodard caught a pass at the top of the key. The Kansas star took one dribble and pulled up for a jump shot that slid through the net, and into history — at least it should have. “Oh my goodness,” said Elizabeth Galloway-Mcquitter, President of Legends […]
  • Fantasy Basketball Drop Candidates: With inconsistent play and dwindling minutes, drop Paul Reed
    Special to Yahoo Sports The NBA is on the verge of the final full month of the regular season, and plenty of teams are expected to jostle for playoff positioning in the coming weeks. While fantasy managers will need to start accounting for potential shutdowns soon, players can mostly be evaluated solely based on performance […]

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  • Rethink over Battle Site in Reading

    NHS Berkshire and local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) leaders are still committed to improving health services in Reading even though a plan to develop a health and wellbeing centre on the site of the former Battle hospital won’t be taken forward.

    Factors that have led to this decision include financial constraints and changes around health needs. The primary care trust is talking to its partners on how to make best use of section 106 developer contributions to help improve GP practices in the area.

    Charles Waddicor, the Chief Executive at NHS Berkshire said:

    ‘A lot has changed since the ideas for a health and wellbeing centre were first put forward eight years ago. Health needs are different and other local services such as the Reading Walk-In Centre have opened. We are also facing the biggest financial pressure the NHS has ever faced. The combination of all these factors means we have to consider very carefully how we make the best use of the funding available to us.’

    Chares added: ‘It does mean that we can’t take forward our original plans for the Battle site. We have had to consider the multi-million pound investment that would need to be found to complete the centre and also consider the fact that frontline services would be affected by us having to fund the centre’s running costs. The viability of the centre was also affected by Reading Borough Council’s decision that it would no longer require part of the building to house social services staff.’

    Dr Rod Smith, GP Lead for North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

    ‘Having looked at alternative solutions for the Battle site, we recognise that going forward with a health centre is no longer a viable proposal. We are committed to working closely with NHS Berkshire to find ways of how we might improve local health services in the area.

    ‘We are very aware that GP practices within the locality need help to improve their premises and enable them to provide more services to patients. We are talking to our colleagues at Reading Borough Council on how to make the best use of the section 106 developer contributions for Health Services in the local area.’

  • Day of Industrial Action, 30th November

    Patients should still be able to access the full range of primary care services from their local GP surgery. Each GP practice will have made arrangements to ensure that surgeries remain open.

    If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your GP surgery or NHS Berkshire’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0118 982 2829 or 01753 635615 Email: or

  • What Can Your Pharmacist Do For You?

    With autumn now setting in and coughs and colds circulating, NHS Berkshire West is reminding local people what services are available from pharmacists.

    Did you know that your local pharmacist can sometimes give you the fastest and most appropriate advice and treatment on health matters?

    Carol Trower, Chief Executive Officer for the Berkshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee said: ‘Pharmacists can dispense your prescriptions - including repeat prescriptions. And now they’ve set up a new medicines review service to help patients with long term conditions.

    ‘We’ll also be encouraging people in the at risk groups to visit their GP toget their seasonal flu vaccination, and get them to make the best choice when selecting health services through the winter months.’

    Carol added: ‘Many pharmacists are open at weekends and evenings - this may be particularly important to help people when their only option is to call the local GP out of hours service or visit A&E. A pharmacist can help advise if this is necessary or an easier solution is available.

    ‘There is no need to make an appointment to see a pharmacist, and you can talk to them in confidence, even about symptoms that are very personal. Many pharmacies now have a consultation room or area to provide privacy.

    ‘They may also provide a range of additional services including:

    Health and life style advice, prescription collection and delivery, providing treatments for many minor ailments, as well as help with stopping smoking, reviews of medicines use and tests for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose. ‘

    Isn’t it time you found out what’s available at your local pharmacy?

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