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Callum’s thanks to medical team

A young motorcyclist who was involved in a serious accident outside Kirkmichael less than a year ago has shown his gratitude for the medical treatment he received.

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The charity Combat Stress has launched a new Peer Support Service for former service personnel.

Support service for region’s veterans

Former servicemen and women in Lanarkshire who are struggling to cope with life outside of the military are being urged to sign up to a new peer support service.

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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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Professor Hazel Borland, nurse director, Rhona Scott, Macmillan nurse specialist gynaecology, Gynaecology Unit Ayrshire Maternity Unit, and Jacqueline Thomson.

Macmillan nurse’s award

Rhona Scott, Macmillan Nurse specialist gynaecology, has been awarded The Isabella Kimmett Compassionate Care Award by one of her patients.

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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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Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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One of the organisations supporting the campaign is St John Scotland, which also provides CPR training to groups across the country. Volunteer Andrew Robertson is pictured delivering a training session.

Would you know how to save someone who has a cardiac arrest?

Every week in Scotland 70 people will have a sudden unexpected cardiac arrest. That’s a little more than the number of people on a full double decker bus.

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Fiona Davies, who underwent a life-saving kidney transplant operation in May 2017, is supporting the Scottish Government campaign to encourage more people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Transplant recipient urges everyone to join Organ Donor Register

A woman who received a life-saving kidney transplant in May 2017 has backed a campaign to increase the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Christopher Miller explains how difficult it can be travelling on public transport.

An insight into life for those with autism

The 58,000 people in Scotland who are on the autism spectrum are finding their voice during World Autism Awareness Week and that includes Girvan’s Christopher Miller.

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Air Marshal Stuart Atha  (centre) is joined by Rear Admiral Chris Hockley (L) and Poppyscotland's Mark Bibbey (r) at the Kilmarnock centre.

Aryshire’s new armed forces welfare centre

Poppyscotland has opened a new welfare centre to serve the 37,000 members of the armed forces community who live in and around Ayrshire.

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MSP Colin Smyth

Tough questions for health board

Waiting times for Ayrshire patients suffering from chronic pain have been described as “totally unacceptable”.

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Jim McClung and his daughter Margaret Dunlop

Positive view of mental health

Nurse Margaret Dunlop is evidence of the positive impact the national See Me campaign can make to individuals.

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Billl Grant MP for  Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. helps launch the Maric Curie  Campaign: "Better end of life care for all' at Westminster.

The Great Daffodil Appeal

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant joined Cold Feet actress Fay Ripley and Marie Curie nurses to launch this year’s Marie Curie Great Daffodil appeal.

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New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis '  an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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‘Shocking’ A&E wait times

‘Shocking’ A&E wait times

Over 50 NHS Ayrshire and Arran patients were left waiting in A&E for over 12 hours before being seen in a five week period up to January 7.

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Jane Rorison, pharmacist from Ogg and Co. Pharmacy in Ayr helps to launch the Pharmacy First campaign.

Pharmacy First medication

Pharmacies across NHS Ayrshire & Arran could become the first port of call for prescription medicines for common conditions.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. ''''Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Bill Grant MP.

Chemo treatment should remain at Ayr

The campaign to keep a life-saving chemotherapy unit at Ayr Hospital is being backed by Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant.

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