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Maggie’s sets out ways to fight the stress of living with cancer

Maggie’s Forth Valley has found that two thirds of people living with cancer believe diagnosis and treatment has had an impact on their relationship.

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day held at The Helix Park

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day held at The Helix Park

A special event to mark the grand finale of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day took place at the Helix Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Jean Fowler spent more than four decades working as a midwife in the NHS

Former Falkirk midwife, 79, reflects on 42-year NHS career

The NHS is approaching its 70th anniversary this summer and few are better placed to assess its transformation over the years than Jean Fowler.

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Carolann Monteith from Falkirk opened Recharge Natural Beauty after overcoming a rare skin condition

Beauty therapy student overcomes rare skin condition to launch Falkirk salon

Brave Carolann Monteith battled back from a severe allergic reaction which threatened to end her dream.

Falkirk district
Nutrition team cooking up a storm at Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Nutrition team cooking up a storm at Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Forth Valley Sensory Centre welcomed Peter from NHS Forth Valley’s nutrition team who was helping David, the centre cook, become an accredited trainer of elementary cooking skills.

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TV cash will help Falkirk young people

TV cash will help Falkirk young people

Young people with mental health issues will be helped thanks to a funding windfall from a TV organisation.

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Falkirk firm aims to serve up cash for Maggie’s Forth Valley

Falkirk firm aims to serve up cash for Maggie’s Forth Valley

Dishing up a treat for a deserving cause are the staff at Falkirk’s The Kitchen Depot.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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Carina is playing it for laughs at the Kelpies

Fibromyalgia is usually no laughing matter, but Carina MacLeod will aim to raise a smile at a special awareness event at the Kelpies on Saturday next week (May 12).

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Orange Kelpies highlight bladder cancer fight

Orange Kelpies highlight bladder cancer fight

Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies helped to raise awareness of bladder cancer by turning a bright shade of orange earlier this week.

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The Driving Force now motoring on   with new services for its patients

The Driving Force now motoring on with new services for its patients

A Denny and Bonnybridge charity which has been providing free transport for cancer patients for over a decade is stepping up a gear this year.

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Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert

Praise for NHS staff as operation numbers on rise despite severe weather

The ‘tremendous’ efforts of the NHS have been praised by the Scottish health secretary after figures show the number of operations taking place in March rose despite the severe weather.

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Falkirk FC aims to score against bowel cancer

Falkirk FC aims to score against bowel cancer

Falkirk Football Club is taking a life-saving message about bowel cancer straight to the terraces ahead of today’s home game against St Mirren.

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New defibrillator at Rumford filling station

New defibrillator at Rumford filling station

A second public access defibrillator (PAD) is being installed at Rumford petrol station.

Falkirk district

Ineos Grangemouth worker to take on 7 triathlons in 7 days for cancer victim

A fitness fanatic plans to honour the memory of his auntie by completing seven triathlons in seven consecutive days for charity.

Grangemouth
Falkirk active travel hub wants you to get on your e-bike

Falkirk active travel hub wants you to get on your e-bike

Whether it’s learning the basics, free-wheeling down a hill or just taking a trip to the shops for sweets, cycling tends to play a significant part in our childhoods.

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We’re shutting down Falkirk drug den

We’re shutting down Falkirk drug den

A clean-up operation kicked off this week to clear away syringes which litter a drug users’ shooting gallery in a derelict football ground.

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Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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Endowment fund cash promise from NHS Forth Valley

Endowment fund cash promise from NHS Forth Valley

Health officials in Forth Valley have given assurances that they have been following strict rules on the use of endowment funds.

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Falkirk East MP Martyn Day.

MP says ‘it’s good to talk’ when it comes to stress

Stress is a mental health issue, because it’s a key factor in problems faced by some 16 million people every year.

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