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Drive is on to recruit local volunters for Strathcarron fundraisers

The drive is on to recruit a band of volunteers from Cumbernauld and Kilsyth areas to help fund-raise for Strathcarron Hospice.

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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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Appraisal events will look at all the options

Appraisal events will look at all the options

Two option appraisal events will take place on June 4 and 8 for NHS Lanarkshire to involve stakeholders in the next step of the multi-million-pound plan to either rebuild or refurbish University Hospital Monklands.

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Carla Callaghan (front) with (l-r) Caroline Archer, Sophie Thomas, Rosy McRorie and Mairi Valentine - Pic: Pixel Works Photography

Wear your wedding dress for MS

An Uddingston woman who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just weeks before her wedding will be donning the dress from her big day in aid of MS Society Scotland.

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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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A St John Scotland volunteer delivers CPR training

St John Scotland teach CPR

St John Scotland is hosting a free CPR training session on Saturday, April 21, from 10am–2pm in Kilsyth Burns and Old Parish Church Hall.

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Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland chief executive Andrew Wynd welcomes Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald to the centre

MP tackles London Marathon in aid of good causes

Stuart McDonald will be in London on Sunday, April 22, but it won’t be on Parliamentary business, he’ll be swapping his suit for a pair of running shoes.

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Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off by the GMC in January

Medical staff could quit if appeal fails

A Cumbernauld doctor has warned medical professionals will quit the NHS if Hadiza Bawa-Garba does not win her appeal against being struck off.

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Most children receive a HPV vaccination between the ages of nine and 13

Parents should get more information about vaccines given to their children

A Kilsyth mum has called for parents to be given more information before they sign consent forms for their child to receive vaccinations.

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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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New breast screening sessions organised

New breast screening sessions organised

Some breast screening sessions had to be cancelled last month during the adverse weather conditions.

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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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Mekaal and Zara Rahim show off the medals they won for completing the marathon in Canberra which was also the final leg of their globe-trotting challenge

Youngsters break six record on seven continents

Two children who spend their summers in Cumbernauld now have six World Records to their name after finishing a marathon on all seven continets.

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Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off organiser Lyndsey Gillhaney (far right) with her sisters (l-r) Keliann, Gillian and Janie

Standing up to cancer

A Kilsyth woman will be standing up to cancer next month with an event in the Church of God.

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Know where to turn when feeling sick

Know where to turn when feeling sick

Patients across Lanarkshire are being reminded about the health care experts available to help this Easter weekend, when GP practices will be closed.

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New Lanarkshire College  students handing over the cheque to the hospital

Students show they care with charity fundraiser

Students from New College Lanarkshire looking to get into a caring profession have showed they care after raising £1,300 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

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North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones at Strathcarron Hospice with  director of nursing Marjory Mackay and business development fundraiser Claire MacDonald

Provost visits hospice ahead of fundraiser

North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones visited Strathcarron Hospice ahead of her ‘Lassies’ Lunch’ fundraiser taking place next month.

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'Bounce Back to Netball' was attended by dozens of players from all over North Lanarkshire

Netball event to help suicide prevention

A special ‘Bounce Back to Netball’ event was held at the Tryst Sports Centre in Cumbernauld.

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Glasgow Whizz-Kidz Club in Cumbernauld thank Cala Homes (West) for their support

CALA bursary is a big boost for Whizz-Kidz

Young wheelchair users in will be helped to learn new skills, make friends and have fun, thanks to CALA Homes (West).

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Ronald Russell called 999 on 4 July last year after he became unwell at home

Woman demands 999 overhaul after her brother lay dying for 17 hours

A woman whose vulnerable brother lay dying for over 17 hours after phoning an ambulance is demanding changes to emergency call-handling procedures.

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