April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Kate Boundy on 20 April 2018

                            A colleague’s husband completed the bowel screening test when it arrived on his doormat not so long ago.  A positive result saw him referred into the NHS system, with his local hospital offering a faultless treatment plan from start to finish.  Yes, he did have bowel cancer – it is unlikely that he would have known about this until the disease was a lot further progressed had he not undertaken the screening.  Following successful surgery he has made an excellent recovery and will simply remain on the colorectal team’s ‘radar’ for follow-ups over the next 5 years. In some areas of the UK only a third of those who receive the test in the post complete it. Thousands of people are...

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Computer Vision Syndrome – what you need to know

Posted by Kate Boundy on 07 December 2017

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Article for Bury St Edmunds & District Flyer magazine

Posted by Kate Boundy on 24 October 2017

Our OHA Alison Lambert has recently been asked to submit regular articles on health to the excellent Bury St Edmunds & District Flyer magazine which can be found online here: http://www.flyeronline.co.uk Her first article, published in the November edition, is “Beat the Winter Bugs”.   ...

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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING 29th September 2017

Posted by Kate Boundy on 29 September 2017

Thank you to everyone who donated cakes and all those who came along and bought them – we have raised almost £200! ...

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ALL ABOUT THE BOYS

Posted by Kate Boundy on 21 September 2017

      In our September chat we discussed testicular and prostate cancer with Ian Norris http://www.rwsfm.co.uk/the-midweek-morning-show-2/ If you would like further information we recommend the following sites:- https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/testicular-cancer/ http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/… Interested in hearing more? Listen to us on the health and wellbeing slot on Radio West Suffolk 103.3 http://www.rwsfm.co.uk/ Every second Monday of the month between 10.20–10.40 am with Ian Norris. Alison Lambert RGN Dip OH Occupational Health Advisor ...

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SUN SAFETY

Posted by Kate Boundy on 12 July 2017

Following on from our sunny chat this morning with the lovely Ian Norris at http://www.rwsfm.co.uk/the-midweek-morning-show-2/ here are our top links for advice on sun safety:- http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/skin/Pages/Sunsafe.aspx http://www.bad.org.uk/…/sun-awareness-ca…/sun-awareness-week http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/…/ways-to-enjoy-the-sun-saf… And outdoor workers particularly remember to keep sun safe #slipslapslopseekslide #skincancer #sunprotection #abcdeofmoles   Interested in hearing more? Listen to us on the health and wellbeing slot on Radio West Suffolk 103.3 http://www.rwsfm.co.uk/ Every second Monday of the month between 10.20–10.40 am with Ian Norris. Alison Lambert RGN Dip OH Occupational Health Advisor ...

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SMOKING

Posted by Kate Boundy on 10 February 2017

Latest research Scientists are now able to measure the catastrophic genetic damage in different organs of the body caused by smoking. Before now, there was a large body of epidemiological evidence linking smoking with cancer, but now scientists can observe and quantify the molecular changes in the DNA due to cigarette smoking. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that people who smoke a pack a day develop an average of 150 extra mutations in their lungs every year which explains why smokers have such a higher risk of developing lung cancer. E-Cigarettes Whilst still relatively little is known about e-cigarettes, studies suggest that electronic cigarettes may help smokers quit and there are no serious side effects associated with their use (BMJ News,14 September 2016)....

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