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Meet Andrea, the woman at Harrogate District Hospital who helps patients find their voice again

In the latest in our series Harrogate Health Heroes we shine the spotlight on Andrea Dunn - the only Speech and Language Therapy Assistant in the Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust.

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BOOST: The latest well-being craze for city high-flyers is an intravenous vitamin drip.

Add a drip of goodness to your Leeds life

The bars, the restaurants, places to go, people to see, shops to splash the cash, a new opening, the latest coolest cocktail haunt – makes Leeds top of the list for city living.

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TEAM EFFORT: Staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals were awarded for improving the care of Parkinsons patients.

Award for improving Parkinson’s care

A team of medical specialists has been praised for its work to improve the hospital treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease.

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MARCH 2005: Rob Hulse celebrates after scoring against Millwall.

Leeds United memories: Whatever happened to... striker Rob Hulse?

Striker Rob Hulse scored 20 goals in 51 games for Leeds United, including two against Reading on his debut. But what he does nowadays might surprise the Elland Road faithful.

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Collect of Daniel Long, 15, who commited suicide at his home in Leeds, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry story RPYSTRESS; The heartbroken sister of a straight-A student who committed suicide due to exam stress has launched a national campaign to prevent it happening again. 'Brainy' Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February 2017 after he developed acute anxiety whilst revising for his GCSEs. He was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken mum Emma Oliver, 43, who had rushed upstairs when she heard a loud bang coming from his bedroom. Emma desperately tried to save him with CPR while a neighbour called 999, but Daniel was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support.

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

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Leeds NHS trust ‘confident’ it will achieve £10m budget surplus

The city’s NHS trust is expecting to overturn a huge financial challenge and record a budget surplus for the first time in four years.

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Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

A man has become the first cancer patient in West Yorkshire to successfully undergo a keyhole a bladder procedure without the disease returning.

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Skin specialist Dr Angela Goyal.

Simple ways to look after your winter skin

With New Year over now and some time left until spring, our winter health needs some attention.

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Revealed: The 10 best GP surgeries in Leeds according to NHS rankings

The highest and lowest rated GP surgeries in Leeds have been revealed, based on ratings by patients responding to official NHS Choices surveys - how does yours compare?

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Leeds parents urged to use pharmacy

Parents in Leeds are being urged to visit a local pharmacy rather than their GP if their child has a minor illness.

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Eating disorder admissions rise in Leeds

Eating disorder admissions rise in Leeds

People were admitted to hospital with eating disorders more than 220 times in Leeds last year.

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L-R; Jill Young, Operations Director, Vida Healthcare, Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, James Rycroft, Managing Director, Vida Healthcare, Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director, Vida Healthcare, Chris Rycroft, Chairman, Vida Healthcare, Brian De Vere, Yorkshire Bank, Mark Rycroft

'Outstanding' start for specialist dementia care home in Pannal

The Managing Director of a Harrogate care home for people living with dementia, has praised his staff after the Care Quality Commission rated the service as ‘outstanding’.

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Revealed: The lowest rated GP surgeries in Leeds according to NHS Choices

The highest and lowest rated GP surgeries in Leeds have been revealed, based on ratings by patients responding to official NHS Choices surveys - how does yours compare?

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Leeds medical centre plan concerns

Proposals to build a GP practice in a village on the edge of Leeds have been discussed by councillors.

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Sir Vince Cable is leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Sir Vince Cable: Why we need a clear and honest tax to fund the NHS

THE acute pressure on the NHS this winter is clearly in evidence here in Yorkshire. Hospitals in Wakefield and Leeds have seen sharp rises in the number of people waiting four hours or more to be admitted to a ward, having attended A&E. And, nationally, A&E waiting time figures were the worst this January since targets were introduced.

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Slow eating may stem weight gain, study finds

Slow eating could be the key to losing weight, a new study suggests.

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Work starts on new theatre complex at Leeds Children’s Hospital

Work starts on new theatre complex at Leeds Children’s Hospital

Work has started on a new operating theatre complex which will improve the care of young people at a city hospital.

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HDFT Staff L-R: Care Support Worker,  Zuzana Bullova, Macmillan Specialist Haematology Nurse, Lesley Wright, Sister, Lucy Addyman and Staff Nurse Nicky McKeown with Pam and Ted Higgins.
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Meet Pam and Ted, who have been visiting Harrogate hospital every week for four years

Thousands of patients pass through the doors of Harrogate District Hospital on a monthly basis.

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Three cases of meningitis are confirmed in West Yorkshire this week

Health experts are warning parents to be aware after three cases of meningitis were confirmed in West Yorkshire this week.

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Leeds A&E patients face longer waiting times in hospital

Waiting times at the city's A&E departments deteriorated last month as hospitals around the country continued to face a busy winter.

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