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Takeaway pays for a day at Strathcarron

There was a lot of love in the air on Valentine’s Day at Strathcarron Hospice as cash raised in memory of a popular businessman was presented.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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High number of stillbirths is being reviewed

High number of stillbirths is being reviewed

A review of 24 stillbirths is being carried out by NHS Forth Valley after the deaths rose above the national average in the first half of 2016.

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School pupils get fighting fit to tackle stress

Pupils got a hands-on insight into some of the ways they can improve their fitness, health and wellbeing.

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Florence Jackson (2) died on Saturday

Little Flo loses her cancer battle

A toddler whose plight touched hearts as she battled cancer has died.

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Pictured are two of the GP Fellows Dr Paul Treon (left) and Dr Robert

Scheme aims to help elderly stay out of hospital

A pilot scheme has been launched in Forth Valley to help frail, elderly patients and those with complex health problems avoid being admitted to hospital.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Little Hollie Taylor, left, and Ashlee Easton. Picture: Michael Gillen

The little miracles who battle cancer every day

Hearing the words “your child has cancer” is every parent’s nightmare, but it is a stinging reality many devastated mums and dads are forced to face.

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Darren Anderson

Let’s give Darren the power!

A Falkirk charity is backing an appeal to help a local teenager live as normal a life as possible.

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Care worker’s skills boost

Care worker’s skills boost

Balhousie Wheatlands staff member John Wilson has become the first person within the Bonnybridge Care Home to reach dementia skilled level in a newly launched programme that aims to promote excellence in dementia care.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Mandie Stevenson and pug Frank. Picture: Michael Gillen

Making special memories from Mandie’s bucket list

Walking through Marks and Spencer in Falkirk in September 2015, Mandie Stevenson could have been forgiven for feeling sorry for herself.

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Mandie Stevenson and pug Frank surrounded by her family  dad John, mum Pauline, sister Nicola, twin brother Gary and sister-in-law Laura, back right. Picture: Michael Gillen

Brave terminally ill woman (27) comes to terms with harsh reality

Mandie Stevenson is a young woman on a mission – and one who is determined to do all she can to stop others going through her ordeal.

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The SSPCA is investigating the suspect bread

Vet warning over possible pet poisoning

A respected veterinary practice has issued a warning after treating a dog for suspected poisoning.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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The courses are interactive and practical

Falkirk’s mental health team take training academy on the road

Diane Stewart has a vision of what the workplace of the future should look like.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

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Wilma Metcalfe with daughter Jackie Walker, of Hallglen, and granddaughter Emily Rose. Picture: Michael Gillen

Oh baby look at you now!

When little Emily Rose Walker appeared in The Falkirk Herald a few weeks ago it was a case of history repeating itself.

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Delaying hospital discharges ‘better than risking lives’

Delaying hospital discharges ‘better than risking lives’

Delayed discharges in our hospitals are a headache for patients and staff but at least they do not put lives at risk.

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