Nia is good for the soul

York Press: NIA class for Health and Wellbeing Sarah Proctor prepares for lead her Nia class at York Yoga studio. Maxine Gordon pictured right.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5102622)

2:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

MAXINE GORDON tries a dance class with a difference

Smiling despite the strain

York Press: Mike and Emma Giles

2:22pm Monday 14th April 2014

DAD-OF-TWO Mike Giles has been diagnosed with incurable advanced kidney cancer but a pioneering clinical trial in London has offered hope to him and his family. The 42-year-old from Selby is chronicling his experiences in the online blog, Diary of a Fad Man.

Food For Thought - Caribbean Chicken Curry

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2:13pm Monday 14th April 2014

Here's one of my favourite recipes. A recipe that I always get asked for when serving the curry at the shop. I've simplified it so you should have most of the ingredients in your cupboards or local shop.

Why building muscular strength and endurance is important to health

York Press: Pat Issitt in her Pilates studio in Franklin's Yard, York.  Picture:  Matt Clark (5346527)

2:08pm Monday 14th April 2014

In general terms, getting puffed out is good for you! To get the best benefits for your heart and to burn a bit of body fat you should aim to exercise hard enough to get puffed out and stay that way for at least 20 minutes, and do that four times a week.

Parkinson’s Disease - the forgotten illness

York Press: Keith Walker, 65, left, a former railway worker, has lived with Parkinson's for 13 years, and his friend Ron Goodall, 75, who has lived with the condition for the past 16 years. Pic by Jo Hughes

3:12pm Monday 7th April 2014

WHILE comedian Billy Connelly put Parkinson's Disease in the spotlight when he was diagnosed last year, the charity Parkinson's UK has warned the condition still remains largely forgotten or misunderstood.

On your marks... for a triple challenge

York Press: ON THE RUN:  Neil Gilbertson who will be taking part in York's first triathlon later this month

2:41pm Monday 7th April 2014

As York prepares to host its first triathlon, JENNIFER KEE reports on what it takes to compete is this gruelling sport

7 of your 7 a day green frittata with goats cheese

York Press: 7 of your 7 a day green frittata with goats cheese

3:18pm Monday 7th April 2014

WITH the Government suggesting we all eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables each day I thought I would try to get as many as possible in this frittata.

Mind, body & soul: Put the past behind you

York Press: Rita Leaman

2:32pm Monday 7th April 2014

THERE were times recently, when I felt as if I was being hurled around the universe in Dr Who’s Tardis.

Breast cancer patients able to text specialist nurses

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8:34am Saturday 5th April 2014

THE breast care nursing service at York Hospital has come up with a new way to support people when they are diagnosed with breast cancer - by providing a text message service.

Grant for pioneering cancer research unit

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9:09am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

NEW treatments that target small molecules found in prostate cancer stem cells could be developed following a £170,000 award from Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Six stone lighter and living life to the full

York Press: AFTER: Huw Cammack is now six stones lighter and looking good

2:30pm Monday 31st March 2014

TEENAGER Huw Cammack lost over six stone after piling on the pounds when he was injured. He tells health reporter Kate Liptrot about his transformation.

Highlighting the dangers of depression

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2:36pm Monday 31st March 2014

AFTER descending into severe depression, Martin Warley began to plan his own suicide. He tells Jennifer Kee how he has turned his life around and why people need to take mental health seriously.

Hospital patients in need of better care

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

2:23pm Monday 31st March 2014

We all associate hospitals as places where we go for treatment to get better. It is then surprising to note in recently published data from Scotland that one in 10 people die in hospital and one in 3 people die within a year of their admission to hospital.

Harry Styles cut out and new makeover aim to get more tested at sexual health clinic

York Press: CHANGING ROOMS: Monkgate Health Centre sexual health team in their new look waiting room. Pictured from left are Liz Hare, Liz Costella, Di Schofield, Sarah Dobson, Rosie Hemblade and Sarah Swainston. Picture: David Harrison.

7:43am Thursday 27th March 2014

A HARRY Styles cut out features as part of a new makeover of York's sexual health clinic - which aims to get more people to get tested.

Mind, body & Soul: Foods for nourishing the skin

York Press: Sally Duffin

2:33pm Monday 24th March 2014

Spring sunshine hints at the warm summer months to come and thoughts of peeling back our layers of winter clothing. Your skin can really suffer during winter, being stifled under vests and thick jumpers or exposed to harsh cold weather and by spring it can feel dry, flaky and dull. Natural skincare products are great for cleansing and moisturising whilst eating foods that nourish your skin from within can help redress a wide variety of chronic conditions including sensitive skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Food for thought: Gluten free rhubarb and ginger crumble recipe

York Press: Gluten free rhubarb and ginger crumble

2:29pm Monday 24th March 2014

Mary Sweeting tells us how to make a delicious and seasonal crumble.

Melting away life’s stress at a new North Yorkshire spa

York Press: The spa offers a range of massages depending on your needs

2:26pm Monday 24th March 2014

MAXINE GORDON visits a new North Yorkshire spa, where the treatments are tailored especially for you.

Get that natural look

York Press: Get that natural look

2:26pm Monday 17th March 2014

WE are what we eat… hence the temptation to buy fresh produce and organic if we can afford it.

A life coping with epilepsy

York Press: Caption: Caroline Hurst of Langleys  picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

2:23pm Monday 17th March 2014

It was towards the end of 2001 during a year abroad at the University of Ottawa as part of an exchange programme with Sheffield Hallam when Caroline Hurst had her first seizure.

Food for thought - Thai Chicken Curry recipe

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2:21pm Monday 17th March 2014

Adele Carnell, of Filmore & Union, tells us how to make a healthy Thai curry

Mind, body & soul

York Press: Patricia Issitt

2:17pm Monday 17th March 2014

IN my last column I wrote about improving your general cardiovascular and aerobic fitness.

University of York research looks at improving language after stroke

York Press: Hannah Thompson prepares Brian Kettlestring  for tests

2:36pm Monday 10th March 2014

Many people who have a stroke are left with a language impairment – making it hard to speak, read or write. Now researchers are investigating whether a simple electrical current can help the brain to recover, as Health Reporter Kate Liptrot discovered.

Helping our bodies find their own healing place

York Press: Maxine Gordon tries out craniosacral therapy with Sylvia Schroer

2:29pm Monday 10th March 2014

Desperate parents turn to craniosacral therapy to help newborns with colic, but now it is treating other problems such as stress, dementia and unresolved pain. MAXINE GORDON finds out more.

Food for thought: Jambalaya

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2:27pm Monday 10th March 2014

Simon Long of Shambles Kitchen cooks up a dish straight from Bourbon Street.

Body, mind & soul: See beyond the clouds

York Press: Rita Leaman

2:21pm Monday 10th March 2014

MY husband was in a lift in an office building. As the doors opened, a woman said, quite randomly: “Aren’t birds wonderful? It doesn’t matter what happens to them, they always begin a new day singing.”

Slimmers clear out their cupboards to help homeless people

York Press: Louise Crawford with some of the donations

2:24pm Monday 10th March 2014

SLIMMERS in York have been clearing out their cupboards and making donations to support homeless people in the city.

Getting a chance to try out tennis

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2:30pm Monday 10th March 2014

ADULTS who want to learn or get better at tennis have been invited to take part in new courses.

Experts put rare diseases on the map

York Press: The rare disease team from York Hospital, the Hull and York Medical School and the University of York – from left, Dr Pegine Walrad, Shaan Bassi, Fabiana Asara, Kristy Blackeborough and Dr Fabiola Martin, with furry microbes to promote Rare Disease Day

8:21am Thursday 6th March 2014

Clinicians, scientists, patients, nurses and University of York graduates marked Rare Disease Day with an exhibition at York Hospital.

Clinic reaches out to help relieve stress

York Press: Barbara Smith of the Healing Clinic gives a shoulder massage to Louisa Littler at the City Mills Centre

2:32pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Mini massage treatments are being offered in meeting places and offices to help people relax. Health reporter Kate Liptrot meets the York people benefiting from the Healing Clinic programme.

"I remember the surgeon saying to me, “when” you get breast cancer, not “if”. There was no choice in the matter"

York Press: Nicki Whitaker, right, with her sister, Stephanie. It was Stephanie who insisted Nicki took the test to see if she also carried the rogue gene

2:28pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Nicki Whitaker decided to undergo a double mastectomy when she found she had inherited the faulty BRCA 2 gene. She speaks to health reporter Kate Liptrot.

Food for thought: Herb and citrus crusted salmon, with a tomato, beetroot and orange salad

York Press: Herb and citrus crusted salmon, with a tomato, beetroot and orange salad

2:23pm Monday 3rd March 2014

CHRIS HOLDER of Lucky Days in York gives salmon a makeover with a salad full of superfoods.

Body, mind & soul - Doctors feeling the stress

York Press: Manoj Krishna, a consultant spinal surgeon, who believes early treatment offers the best results for back pain

2:16pm Monday 3rd March 2014

I was astonished to read that 96 doctors in the UK have died while being investigated by the General Medical Council since 2004. I would suggest at least some of these were suicides, highlighting the huge stress doctors now face.

Advice on how to stop smoking

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2:29pm Monday 3rd March 2014

STAFF at Gale Farm Pharmacy are getting behind the upcoming No Smoking Day on March 12.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Bringing people back from the brink

York Press: Janet Dodsworth, left, clinical team manager, and Dr Andrea Brown, consulltant psychiatrist

1:53pm Monday 24th February 2014

As the team in the eating disorder unit at The Retreat in York receive national acclaim, health reporter Kate Liptrot learns how the work being done there is changing lives.

Body, Mind & Soul: Here’s to healthy hearts

York Press: Sally Duffin

1:44pm Monday 24th February 2014

As well as being the month for Valentine’s fun, February is also National Heart Month, with lots of fundraising activities taking place to raise awareness of the fact that cardiovascular disease is our biggest killer here in the UK, accounting for a quarter of all deaths each year.

Exercise and information session for pregnant women

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1:56pm Monday 24th February 2014

A NEW one–off group exercise and information session called BUMP has been launched for women in the York and Selby area who are more than 20 weeks pregnant.

Low-fat yogurt launch hailed

York Press: Yoryog frozen yogurt

2:17pm Monday 24th February 2014

AS healthy new year resolutions start to lose their appeal, a York ice cream manufacturer says it has come to the rescue with a new frozen yogurt brand with less than 3.3 per cent fat.

Week to raise awareness of eating disorders and body image problems

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7:44am Saturday 22nd February 2014

EXPERT speakers will attend a week focusing on eating disorders and body image for students at York St John University.

Can a simple touch be a powerful stress-buster?

York Press: Maxine Gordon, seated, with alternative therapist Rowena Field at the Touch For Health workshop

2:42pm Monday 17th February 2014

WE automatically put our hand to our forehead when we are in a state of alarm, shock, or stress – but did you ever wonder why?

Tuning out of tinnitus to be happy again

York Press: Hannah Crosby, from Strensall, who was diagnosed with tinnitus at the age of 16

2:43pm Monday 17th February 2014

Being diagnosed with tinnitus as a teenager came as a blow to Hannah Crosby. But she tells health reporter Kate Liptrot how it is possible to live a normal life – with a bit of resilience.

Food for thought: Maple and oat scones

York Press: Food for thought: Maple and oat scones

2:39pm Monday 17th February 2014

Mary Sweeting warms us through winter with her gluten-free scone recipe.

Body, mind & soul: Finding way to fitness

York Press: Patricia Issitt

2:28pm Monday 17th February 2014

In my last article I looked at the components of fitness and the areas we should exercise in order to gain all round fitness. A good level of fitness helps protect us against heart disease, diabetes and obesity, besides improving our mood and helping to combat depression.

Sight warning to skiers and snowboarders

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2:48pm Monday 17th February 2014

AN eye expert from York is warning budding would-be skiers and snowboarders to be eye-aware when they head to the slopes in the coming weeks.

Martin gets motivated to reach peak condition

York Press: Martin Rafferty prepares for his 200-mile trek across the Scottish Highlands

2:45pm Monday 10th February 2014

Grandfather Martin Rafferty is preparing for a world-famous 200-mile trek across the Scottish Highlands. He tells health reporter Kate Liptrot how he stubbed out a 30-cigarettes-a-day habit to become an outward-bound adventurer.

Gaining the courage to smile - living with facial palsy

York Press: Maria Munir who is raising awareness about facial palsy and the help available to sufferers

2:44pm Monday 10th February 2014

For many of us, being able to smile is something we take for granted. Jennifer Kee meets a student from the University of York to learn what it is like to live with facial paralysis.

Food for thought: Blast off turkey burger

York Press: Blast off turkey burger

2:36pm Monday 10th February 2014

Adele Carnell of Filmore & Union urges us to eat like a runner.

Loving the healthy way

York Press: Rita Leaman

2:30pm Monday 10th February 2014

FRIDAY is St Valentine’s Day. A day that can bring each of us a spectrum of emotions.

Advice classes for home births

York Press: York Hospital - zxc

2:40pm Monday 10th February 2014

WOMEN in the York and Malton area who are planning a home birth with midwives are now able to attend information sessions for the first time since they were discontinued in 2011.

Michaela is such a good loser

York Press: Michaela Watts  tries on her old trousers after losing almost six stone

1:07pm Monday 3rd February 2014

A York mum tells KATE LIPTROT how losing six stone has changed her life.

Simple steps to a happier life

York Press: Andrea Morrison

1:02pm Monday 3rd February 2014

MARY O’CONNOR meets the York barrister turned holistic therapist who says it’s never too late to turn your life around.



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