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Smile like a star

How to get the brilliant white teeth associated with smiling TV and film stars? Abraham McCarthy of EnVisage Dental Health in Larbert provides this answer.

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Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Vandals have targeted a life-saving defibrillator only days after it was installed.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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Moonwalk powers to raise cash to fight breast cancer

Moonwalk powers to raise cash to fight breast cancer

It’s pink, it’s bright and slightly frivolous but behind the MoonWalk Scotland is a very important and serious message.

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Artlink workshops offer people with dementia a chance to enjoy art, music, reminiscing and movement

Artlink gives a creative prescription

People with dementia are invited to take part in a unique new project that uses art, music and movement to help them stay active, get creative and boost their well-being.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Janitor raises money for defibrillator

Janitor raises money for defibrillator

A janitor who survived a heart attack has raised over £2000 to enable his school to buy life-saving equipment.

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Cheque boost for disabled Darren

Cheque boost for disabled Darren

A big hearted community group has raised a massive £1000 for a disabled teenager to help him with his mobility.

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‘Hero staff saved my husband’s life’

‘Hero staff saved my husband’s life’

A family has thanked sports centre staff who saved a father-of-two’s life after he suffered a heart attack playing football.

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Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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The new Maggie's in Larbert will help countless cancer sufferers over the years. Picture: Michael Gillen

The cancer centre where people have time to sit, listen and help

After a lifetime in the NHS caring for others, Liz MacMillan is looking forward to taking on her new role in the third sector.

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Lord McConnell and Nina Barough open the news centre. Picture: Michael Gillen

Opening the door to support at Maggie’s

The new Maggie’s centre which will provide support for cancer sufferers and their families from across Forth Valley has opened.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Opening day for Maggie’s Forth Valley

The new Maggie’s centre which will provide support for cancer sufferers and their families from across Forth Valley has been opened.

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PICTURE: KEN WILKIE

From Fife to Falkirk: Dr Bob and friends hit trail to new Maggie’s

Marking the opening of Maggie’s Forth Valley will be a band of intrepid supporters from Fife.

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Things get physical for World Kidney Day

Things get physical for World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is upon us and people are working hard to raise both cash and awareness for the cause.

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What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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Henry Simmons wants to see innovative projects enter the awards

Still time to enter innovative awards

The deadline for entries to the celebrated Scotland Dementia Awards is just a few weeks away, but there is still time to enter.

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NHS Forth Valley CAMHS team

More youngsters in need being seen

Waiting times have been slashed in Forth Valley for children and young people requiring help from mental health services.

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Masterclass raises cash

Masterclass raises cash

Generous donations helped organisers of a breast cancer charity event smash their fundraising target.

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