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

Teen pregnancies rising

Teen pregnancies in Ipswich rise in past year

Teen pregnancies have risen in Ipswich for the first time in seven years, according to the latest figures.

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Darren Wash, store manager of the Co-operative shop in Felixstowe, walks through the store wearing gear to simulate how people with dementia feel and see things.

Felixstowe: Staff at East of England Co-op wear futuristic ‘ageing’ suits to understand challenges of dementia

Supermarket staff donned a ‘spaceman-esque’ ageing suit to do their daily shop in a bid to understand the challenges of dementia.

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West Suffolk Hospital A&E.

£42k raised leads to Bury St Edmunds hospital upgrades

Vital storage which will make equipment and drugs easier to access in an emergency has been installed at West Suffolk Hospital thanks to the generosity of its Friends.

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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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