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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

It’s the height of summer and the UK is experiencing one of the longest heatwaves in recent memory so it’s a perfect time to talk about “the sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D.

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Is heading a football bad for your health?

Headed goals by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire were among those which propelled England to their best World Cup performance since 1990. But can repetitive heading cause damage to the brain and lead to long-term health problems?

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Attending the Royal Welsh Show on Wednesday, 25 July? Then why not attend Social Care Wales’ event to discuss loneliness and isolation?

In December 2017, the Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published the findings of its inquiry into loneliness and isolation in Wales and the Welsh Government has said tackling the causes of loneliness and social isolation is a national priority. Against that backdrop, we’re holding an event to discuss loneliness and isolation from different perspectives.

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Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team Celebration Event

The Cardiff and Vale Public Health Team held their annual celebration event recently. The aim of the event is to give the Public Health team an opportunity to showcase and celebrate some of the work they have undertaken over the past year with a wide variety of partners around prevention and well being within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Different physical activity can help you stay strong.

Often, when we hear the word “exercise”, we think of someone running or cycling. While cardiovascular physical activity is great for improving the health of your heart and lungs, as well as helping you to maintain a healthy weight, a new study from Public Health England suggests that we need to do more to develop and maintain strong muscles and bones.

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Staff celebrated at Kidney Wales Inaugural Awards

Several outstanding health professionals and dialysis units from across Cardiff have been recognised at the inaugural Kidney Wales Awards, a ceremony celebrating the shining lights of organ donation and those who have contributed to the treatment of kidney disease across Wales.

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Medicine Clinical Board celebrates success

Staff from the Medicine Clinical Board were recently awarded in the annual recognition awards as part of their Celebration Event held in the Cochrane Building. There were four awards in total which were presented at the event by Richard Evans, Clinical Board Director.

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New partnership helps Our Orchard grow

The development of a community orchard in the grounds of University Hospital Llandough (UHL) has been boosted by a partnership with Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

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Alzheimer’s Society activities

Upcoming activities that are available to those affected by dementia in Cardiff & the Vale. An activities sheet which outlines all groups and scheduled events currently available throughout Cardiff and the Vale is available

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Survey for carers in Wales aged 16 and over

It is important that carers have the breaks and support they need to remain fit and well and to be able to do more of the things that matter to them. Welsh Government has asked Carers Trust Wales to find out from carers what types of short breaks, respite or replacement care make the most difference to them.

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Alzheimer's Society Services Information

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers, through our publications, National dementia helpline, website, and through our local services. Within the South East Wales Locality, Alzheimer’s Society services include:

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Deaf/Blind Cymru support in the Vale of Glamorgan

Do you have trouble with your eyes or ears or both? If your sight or hearing has started to deteriorate or you recognise this in a loved one etc then don't be afraid to talk to someone about it. Deaf/Blind Cymru help people with any level of dual sensory loss with support tailored to individual needs, “you are not alone”.

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Seventy-year-old Suzie clocks up 54 years in the NHS

Could Suzie Curtin be our longest-serving member of staff? Medical secretary Suzie, who works in the gynaecology directorate office at the University of Wales in Cardiff, has an incredible 54 years’ service in the NHS. At 70, she is the same age as the NHS.

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