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COVID-19 Vaccine Myths – Truths

The vaccinations for COVID-19 are well underway but there are still certain myths that are worrying people from having the vaccine.   Here are some of those Myths  and the actual truths from the NHS Myth: The vaccine was approved too quickly; it won’t be safe. Truth: Most vaccines take years to develop, test and approve for …

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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month Women’s History Month is celebrated throughout March with International Women’s Day marked each year on 8th March. It’s a time for global celebration, recognising women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, as well as highlighting the ongoing battle for equality. The idea is that we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and …

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National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month and what better example of your heart is St Valentines Day.   But  we also have in February Donor Day and the one of the most common organ transplants is the Heart followed by the lungs, kidney and liver. The first human heart transplant was carried out on December 3 …

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The History of Vaccines

    The story of vaccines did not begin with the first vaccine which was Edward Jenner’s vaccine to provide protection against smallpox. Rather, it begins with the long history of infectious disease in humans, and in particular, with early uses of smallpox material to provide immunity to that disease. Evidence exists that the Chinese …

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Keeping Warm in Winter

With the coldest part of the year soon to be upon us, we’ve prepared this useful list of winter warming tips for older people. Declining circulation and a changing metabolism mean many of us feel the cold more keenly as we get older. There’s also a host of secondary factors that can cause us to feel the …

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Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue in COVID-19 Times Compassion fatigue is a term that has been around a long time, but has been frequently referred to and cited during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s defined as emotional, physical, and spiritual distress in those who provide care to another and is associated with ‘caring roles’ where staff experience significant emotional …

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