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Cholesterol

For more information on what cholesterol is & how you can reduce your bad cholesterol read the sections below or please visit: NHS Choices: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/high-cholesterol/#about-cholesterol British Heart Foundation: https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/risk-factors/high-cholesterol

Drink Less

It may seem like you don't drink much, but a drink or two most evenings can do harm to your body. From making you gain weight to increasing your risk of cancer, alcohol can have serious effects on your body. The more you drink, and…

Drug & Alcohol Support

There are a large range of both legal and illegal substances that can cause you harm in one way or another. Some are physically addictive, some are psychologically addictive, but all are dangerous. 'Substance misuse' includes the use of illegal drugs but also the misuse…

E-cigarettes & Vaping

Why not switch to vaping and ditch the smoke? An estimated 2.9 million adults in Britain enjoy e-cigarettes (also known as vaping). They can safely be used instead of cigarettes as a source of nicotine which reduces harm. They can also be used alongside behavioural self-help tools as a way to quit. Here you…

Eat Well

Being a healthy weight means you're at less risk of developing preventable diseases such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Click on the sections below to find out more.

Flu Vaccines

Flu can be serious - even fatal - so ensure you get your flu jab. Find out where you can get your flu vaccine here. Flu vaccination, sometimes known as the flu jab, is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at…

Have you got something to say about a Healthcare experience?

  This could relate to your doctor, dentist, a hospital stay or a family member who is accessing a day care service or a nursing home. Healthwatch Wolverhampton are a local consumer champion for health and social care services and will listen to your views and experiences, good…

Health A-Z - Conditions and Treatments

You can search using the A-Z index or by selecting parts of the body using the interactive table on the NHS choices website. The site also provides guides to common conditions including Dementia, Stress, anxiety and depression (Moodzone) and end of life care. There are…

Healthy Living Pharmacies

In Wolverhampton community pharmacies are (or are working towards becoming) accredited Healthy Living Pharmacies.  As well as providing medicines, Health Living Pharmacies provide free, friendly and accessible advice about health and wellbeing.  They are able to offer professional advice and support on a range of areas…

Healthy Start Vitamins

Free Healthy Start Vitamins in Wolverhampton In Wolverhampton, all pregnant and breastfeeding women and children can receive healthy start vitamins for free or by handing in their healthy start vouchers. Healthy Start vitamins are important because: 8% of children under five in the UK don’t…
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