As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, local health chiefs at NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging women to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of breast cancer and to be aware of how to check themselves for these symptoms.
Few people in the UK really understand what osteoporosis is. Even fewer understand the impact it has on real lives. So, this Sunday 20 October is World Osteoporosis Day where everyone is being urged to work together to raise awareness among our society and reduce the number of people whose days are destroyed by this debilitating condition.
Over 70,000 patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham put their health at risk last winter by not having their flu jab,
In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, health bosses in Sandwell and West Birmingham are encouraging people to look after themselves and open up about any issues they may be dealing with.
We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.