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Receive your local health check

Last week, I had one of the NHS health checks offered at libraries in Buckinghamshire for people aged between 40 and 74 to help reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It was comprehensive, brisk and professional. No appointments are necessary. The 20-minute check includes questions on health and diet and a simple finger-prick cholesterol test. Height, weight and blood pressure measurements are taken. We found that my cholesterol was a little bit high but my wife, a […]

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