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Dry January is back to give us all a break from the booze!

January is a time when many of us want to give our body a rest after Christmas and start looking after our health again, so we are urging people to take a break from booze and get their 2016 off to a positive start by signing up for Dry January.

Dry January is not about never drinking again, it just gives you the opportunity to give your body a break from alcohol.  

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What happened when Darth Vader visited a pharmacist

Watch our video to find out how your local pharmacist can help treat coughs, colds and stomach upsets. Your pharmacist can offer you free health advice and no appointment is necessary. Many have private consulting rooms where you can ask for their advice in private. Pharmacists are trained experts in the user of medicines. They can advise you on the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Low-cost medicines to ease your symptoms are also available from pharmacists. 

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‘Have you got the balls to #getchecked’

Get checked is Hertfordshire County Council's campaign to encourage men to think about their sexual health and visit a sexual health clinic especially if they have had unprotected sex.

If you think you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), don't panic. You simply need to get tested so you can get the right treatment. Many people with STIs don't get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel healthy.

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