Health and fitness
Lauren Everitt

Lauren Everitt, who was born and raised in Suffolk, is the health correspondent for the East Anglian Daily Times.

Her role involves monitoring the progress of our health care providers including the three main hospitals – Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk – as well as the ambulance service, mental health trust and primary care providers.

By telling your stories, she also raises awareness of little known conditions, of pioneering treatment and triumph over adversity.

If you have a health story, call Lauren on 01473 324840 or email her: Lauren.everitt@archant.co.uk

Health & fitness news

The Mayor of Haverhill Roger Andre at the dementia event in Haverhill.

Haverhill: Dementia awareness evening boosts hospital appeal by £350

A company which provides care in the community for dementia sufferers has raised awareness of the illness as well as £350 for a campaign for enhanced facilities at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Colchester General Hospital is third in the country to trial state-of-the-art laser treatment.
Gerald Rix (seated) and Zafar Maan, consultant urological surgeons, preparing to perform a HoLEP procedure.

Essex: Colchester General Hospital chosen to trial high-powered laser treatment

Colchester General has become only the third hospital in the UK to trial a state-of-the-art high-powered laser surgery.

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Lawrence Hare, former speedway rider who was paralysed after an accident.

Ipswich: Former Ipswich Witches star Lol Hare on hope to walk thanks to spinal surgery breakthrough

Twelve years ago former Ipswich Witches speedway star Lawrence ‘Lol’ Hare was told he was paralysed after a devastating crash - and today his dream of one day kicking a ball with his newborn son is one step closer to reality.

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Window on the NHS

NHS.

Dr Shane Gordon: The NHS is number one

We all want our health service to be the best it can be. I want it to do the best it can for your family and for mine, whenever we may need it.

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BMI news

Dr John McLoughlin

BMI St Edmunds: Increase in vasectomy reversal procedures, according to specialist

A vasectomy is long-established as a safe and permanent method of contraception.

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Advice on how to keep children safe in the sun

BMI St Edmunds: Tips to keep your children safe in the sunshine

Holidays in the sun can be a testing time for parents as they have to judge how long to let their children play out in the sun.

Dr Nevianna Tomson is a consultant dermatologist at BMI St Edmunds Hospital and spokesman for the British Association of Dermatologists. Here she provides 10 top tips on how to keep your children safe in the sun.

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Mr James Armitage, of BMI St Edmunds

BMI St Edmunds: Laser prostate surgery for urinary problems

James Armitage, consultant urological surgeon at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, discusses urinary symptoms in men and the role of laser prostate surgery in their treatment.

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A GP’s Diagnosis

People at risk of pneumonia are being encouraged to get immunised against the infection

Dr John Havard: Vaccinating groups at risk from pneumonia

What is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a life-threatening chest infection particularly in the elderly and young children.

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Nerys Hughes as District Nurse Megan Roberts

Dr John Havard: Why we must support our vital district nurses

Record numbers of experienced district nurses are leaving their jobs because it is all becoming too demanding and stressful. Nearly half of the senior district nurses in Ipswich have left in the last two years and replacing them is proving very difficult. However the staff situation in the west of the county has been more stable.

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Dr John Havard

Suffolk: How the GP funding review is set to affect your healthcare

With a funding review for general practice currently being undertaken by NHS England, one GP has raised concerns that many surgeries in Suffolk could become financially unviable, make a significant number of staff redundant, close or see patients wait even longer for an appointment. Here Saxmundham GP Dr John Havard shares his views about the funding review and what it could mean for the county

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Suffolk's Chris Walker-Hebborn celebrates winning the Men's 100m Backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Suffolk: Spike in sports participation levels revealed as county stars shine at Commonwealth Games

Suffolk is the only county in the region to have seen a significant increase in the number of people playing sport every week over the last eight years, a survey has revealed.

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