Health Notes with Sarah Stacey

Sarah is HFMA Health Journalist of the Year

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Tackle teen exam angst

With exams coming up, even the most level-headed teenager is likely to be anxious. So we asked Dr. Jenny Brockis, who...

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When a smile can transform a...

Sue Maughan’s third child Dan, now eight, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Sue, 46, explains what happened and...

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How to ease teen anxiety

A recent survey revealed a sharp rise in the number of children struggling with stress and anxiety. Sleep problems were...

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Teaching kids about the goodness of...

As a child, I disliked breakfast cereals so much that I would only eat eggs or meaty things, which other parents...

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Tackling fat around the middle

Q. I am coming up to menopause (49) and, for the first time, getting fat around my middle. Can you explain why, and...

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Where there’s a Will…

In 2015, Will Gardiner, aged 11 (pictured above), was awarded Young Park Runner of the Year by Corby Parkrun. No mean...

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Detox, reboot and revive, Italian-style

When you’re feeling tired and stressed, a good walk and an early night often do the trick. But for one of my...

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Noelle Reno’s reasons to be cheerful…

Two years ago, Noelle Reno, now 32, woke up one morning and said to herself, ‘Enough!' As she recalls, 'I was in a...

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The Dream Bed Guide

The Sleep Council is on a mission to ‘remind us of the role a good bed plays in achieving a better night’s sleep....

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Love your liver…

Q. Can you explain what non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is? I am 45, thin and fit, but my doctor says I have this...

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Love your lovage! (It’s a superfood)

The little-known herb lovage is one of the top 20 health foods, according to the authors of The Sirtfood Diet, a...

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Being fit kept me well

Personal trainer Sophie Grace Holmes, 24, lives with cystic fibrosis (CF) - and shares the secrets that have kept...

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R&R for your digestion

The treatments are stern and the portions bijoux, but Viva Mayr, the Austrian super-clinic (www.vivamayr.com/en), has...

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Best of Broth

I had a wonderful moment when I discovered Broth, a new recipe book. Written by nutritionist Vicki Edgson and...

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Help for post-natal depression

Mother of two Louise Moxon, 40, reveals how post natal depression turned her from a successful businesswoman with a...

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Health Page: Life after Thalidomide

In December 1961, an exhausted young mother asked her GP for help. The doctor told her to take the sleeping drug he...

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Dementia explained

Being with people who have dementia is confusing for most adults but for children it can also be...

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The Good Gut Guide

One of the biggest medical topics nowadays is the effect of gut bacteria on our health and wellbeing. I’m often...

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A chocolatier’s path back to wellbeing...

Mary Ann O’Brien, 55, mother, entrepreneur, Senator in the Irish parliament and chocolatier, shares an inspiring...

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Fend off festive ‘flu

The lead up to Christmas is invariably frenetic, organising presents, food, guests, outings and the rest – on top of...