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NHS Highland publishes frequent press releases to let you know about new services and the latest health information and advice from our experts. See NHS Highland news stories that were released in 2008 below.
Many smokers choose to kick the habit on January 1 and this New Year people in the Highlands will be able to turn to their community pharmacist for help.
Highland patients with chronic lung disease are reporting a marked improvement in their condition following the introduction of a new rehabilitation service.
Headaches, nausea, trembling and pains in the chest; living your life on ‘fast forward’ and finding it hard to press the stop button; or going to bed tired then spending the entire night struggling to sleep. Does any of this sound familiar? Stress can affect almost everyone but help is out there for you to do something about it.
NHS Highland has commented on a police operation targeting drug dealers in the Inverness area.
The festive season is unsurprisingly one of the busiest times of the year for people attending hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments with alcohol related problems and injuries.
Audit Scotland today (Thursday, 4th December 2008) published its Financial Overview of the NHS in Scotland 2007-08. The report confirms that finances in NHSScotland are generally well managed.
The Project Team, responsible for developing plans for the replacement hospital in Bonar Bridge, met this week to discuss and agree the final design prior to submitting a planning application before Christmas.
Two new initiatives are being launched at a Ross-shire hospital this week (December 1 to 5) that will help ensure a healthy environment for staff and patients and encourage staff and the wider community to adopt healthier lifestyles.
NHS Highland is encouraging people to Get Ready for Winter.
The health service has plans in place to cope with extra demand over the three months of the year when cases of cold, flu and stomach infections often rise.
Teenage and young mums are less likely to breastfeed their babies than older mothers, but young women giving birth at Caithness General Hospital are bucking the trend.
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