September2020

Pregnancy and Flu

For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but typically self-limiting illness that recovers within a week. However, pregnant women have been found to be at greater risk of more serious side effects of flu. If you have flu while pregnant, your baby could be born prematurely or have a[…]

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Which type of flu vaccine will I require?

There are several types of flu vaccine. You will be offered one that is most effective for you, depending upon your age, from the following: children aged 2 to 18 years, in an eligible group are offered a live attenuated quadrivalent vaccine (LAIV), given as a nasal spray adults aged[…]

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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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Organ Donation Week 7th-13th September 2020

Organ Donation Week is an annual campaign held in September every year; it is a great opportunity to chat with their family and let them know whether they want to donate their organs when they die.  The 2020 organ donation UK campaign is scheduled will take place as planned from Monday[…]

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Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with very similar symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses; there are two main types – Types A and Type B. These viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year. Flu viruses can[…]

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CovidFit – Mental Well-being

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on people all over the world with implications for individual and collective health; as well as emotional and social functioning.  Uncertainty about the virus itself, disease prognosis, vaccination and vulnerable relatives coupled with worry about availability of resources, safety of frontline responders[…]

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CovidFit – Healthy Eating

People eat for all sorts of reasons, not just because they are hungry – we may be thirsty, bored, stressed or even sad. Eating a balanced diet is important for overall health  and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, as what we eat and drink can affect our body’s[…]

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CovidFit – Alcohol & Drugs

People who misuse or are dependent on drugs and alcohol may be at increased risk of becoming infected, and infecting others, with COVID-19. They may also be more vulnerable to the impact of infection with the virus, due to underlying conditions. Irrespective of the impact to services throughout the COVID-19[…]

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CovidFit – Physical Activity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been restricted in our movements, which makes it difficult to maintain the same level of activity. There are several issues that could result from prolonged periods of lock down or home isolation. Click HERE for more. The GHA physiotherapy and occupational therapy[…]

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Past Flu Drives

2020 – Protected Together 2019 – Winter is Looming 2018 – Fight the Flu 2017 – Flu Awareness in the Community 2016 – Preventing Infection from Flu virus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXr66O8b95g

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