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Theory test done...now, the practical

This weekend is D-Day, Parkrun day. Am I going to be able to complete the 5km run?

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The volunteers who make sure Sewerby Parkrun goes smoothly

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: What can I expect at the Parkrun?

In just over a week, I will be at Sewerby Parkrun.

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NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts.
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Dr Abu Nasar checks the blood pressure of former Rotary Club president Chris Slingsby at a previous event

Get your blood pressure tested while you shop

If you are out and about in Bridlington town centre on Saturday, you can combine your shopping trip with a health check.

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Michele Jones and Richard Dyer handed out leaflets to promote good mental health in the staff canteen at Morrisons

Check out what we are doing to help with mental health

This week’s column is more about the head of Bridlington, rather than the heart. Mental Health Awareness Week runs until Sunday, and it is a subject which really is more prominent than it ever has been before.

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Charlie Kilburn with the Reluctant Runner at the finish line.

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: My first run - can I make it to 5km?

I could not put it off any longer. I had to run. Proper running. Outside.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Cutting number of Yorkshire hospital beds 'unsafe'

Plans to cut the number of hospital beds in Yorkshire would be "unsafe", official papers suggest.
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Crackit Productions are looking forpeople who have OCD to take part in a new TV series.

Production company searching for people with OCD to star in new documentary

A TV production company is casting for a new documentary based on the impact of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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Athletes race away from the starting line at the Sewerby Parkrun at Sewerby Hall

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: TV show was an inspiration

I’m not usually one who gets affected by real-life stories on television. I guess I am a fairly stony-hearted cynic which comes from years of being a journalist!

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A defibrillator

Defibrillators - the full list of where to find them in Bridlington

Easy-to-use, compact, portable and very effective – defibrillators can be the difference between life and death.

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The Reluctant Runner with son Ben at Bridlington Tennis Club at Dukes Park

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: You cannot be serious...tennis is hard

The gym has been great for my fitness but after a while, it does get a bit monotonous.

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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Danny Brunton

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: How can I avoid injuries at Parkrun?

Having never run before, my biggest injury worry in the past has been getting writer’s cramp from too much shorthand.

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There was plenty of temptation for the Reluctant Runner last weekend

THE RELUCTANT RUNNER: Will I crack at Easter egg temptation?

I’ll be honest, I was just starting to lose my mojo.

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Medical Mission Directs teaching team for 2017

Doctor’s mission to Asia: ‘My gratitude for the NHS’

A Bridlington GP said his latest visit to Cambodia made him appreciate the role of Britain’s NHS more than ever.

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Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar

Storm on a teacake as chocolate spread found to contain 57 spoons of sugar

Chocolate spreads like Nutella contain over four times more sugar than nuts - with a staggering 57 teaspoons in a jar, warns a new report.

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VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

People who start choking should be able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on THEMSELVES, according to a new study.

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Pharmacies are open over the Easter weekend.

Warning: NHS England issues advice over bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Stroke patients ignoring GP advice because of drug side effects

Some stroke patients are ignoring their GPs and stopping potentially life saving treatments such as statins because they suffer from minor side effects.

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