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Surgery taken out of special measures

Central Surgery in Cheriton Road, Folkestone has come out of special measures

17 November 2017

A GP surgery has been taken out of special measures after inspectors saw improvements in the quality of its service.

Want to avoid the lurgy? Here's how to get through the cold and flu season

Stay fit and healthy this winter the natural way

17 November 2017

Five natural ways to protect yourself from colds and flu this winter

Patients' shock at dental surgery's sudden closure

Earlsgate Dental Practice

16 November 2017

A dental practice that abruptly shut its doors was under investigation by health authorities for "wide-ranging failings".


Mum thanks hospital staff who saved her life

Dr Antony Gough-Palmer, Dr Angela Feazey, Lorna Arduino, Dr Megan Purcell-Jones and Dr Richard Griffiths.

15 November 2017

A mum who owes her life to the quick actions of staff at a Kent hospital has gone back to thank them personally.

Compulsory eye tests for drivers?

Eye tests can also detect signs of wider health problems

14 November 2017

A group of optometrists is calling on driving authorities to bring in compulsory eye tests every 10 years to make the roads safer.


Drink putting 340,000 at risk of serious illnesses

Hundreds of thousands of people in Kent are at risk of alcohol-related illnesses. Picture: Thinkstock

13 November 2017

Officials say Kent's drinking culture is costing the county's health services millions of pounds.


Takeaways score 1 out of 5 for food hygiene

Sunshine Grill in Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone

13 November 2017

The latest probe into food hygiene standards in south Kent has given two takeaways ratings of just one out of five.

How living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.

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13 November 2017

Sponsored editorial: Seeking a healthier you? The One You Kent campaign is here to help

Man hit by car saves four lives

Jason Lowdell

13 November 2017

Relatives of a pedestrian killed in a road accident have taken comfort from the fact his organs have gone to people in desperate need.


Pensioner's death non-suspicious

The death of a man is being treated as non-suspicious. Picture: Andy Jones

12 November 2017

Police have said the death of a man, who was found dead at a block of flats in a Kent town, is not being treated as suspicious.

Ruby is cancer free

Ruby is now cancer free.

11 November 2017

A little girl who has battled an aggressive form of cancer and was only given a 45% chance of survival, is now cancer free.


'Amazing joy' as man saves lives in organ donation

Marc with Dave, his Pondenco

11 November 2017

A devoted husband who died suddenly has given the gift of life to others by donating his organs in a final selfless act.


Yobs post dog poo in post box

Cllr Nick Tomaszewski has condemned those who posted dog faeces in this post box

10 November 2017

A town councillor is outraged after a post box has been put out of use because repulsive yobs posted dog faeces.


Thieves target town centre shopppers

Police were called. Stock image

09 November 2017

Police have issued a warning to shoppers after thieves targeted visitors to Kent shopping centres.


Care crisis forces patients to 'bed block'

Patients are forced to stay in hospital longer than necessary. Library image.

09 November 2017

Patients had to stay in Kent hospitals for 4,000 days longer than necessary in one month due to delays in placing them in care homes, figures reveal.

Charity run success

Made it. The six cross the line at Dover after the long relay. Picture courtesy of DFDS

08 November 2017

Six ferry workers have raised more than £1,700 in a 75-mile relay run to fight breast cancer.

Woman got cancer from washing clothes

Ray and Mavis Nye

07 November 2017

A pensioner has defied the odds to become one of the few people worldwide to recover from a deadly disease.


Thousands of GP patients affected by merger

Patients registered with Coach House Surgery are affected by the change

07 November 2017

Officials have confirmed 5,000 patients are being transferred to another GP surgery as part of a controversial merger.


How much booze is too much booze?

06 November 2017

Sponsored editorial: Do you know how much alcohol you are regularly consuming a week? Take our quiz and find out.

Videos chart young woman's cancer battle

Emily Hayward says keeping fit is helping her fight against cancer

06 November 2017

A 24-year-old fitness fanatic is hoping her video blogs will help inspire others living with a potentially deadly disease.

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