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NHS HIGHLAND: The opportunity to cycle is open to almost everyone

19 August 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: The opportunity to cycle is open to almost everyone

NHS HIGHLAND: The opportunity to cycle is open to almost everyone

19 August 2023

The UCI Cycling World Championships rightly attracted a lot of publicity as Scotland was hosting the largest ever event of its kind in the world.


NHS HIGHLAND: No easy answer to being more in control of choices

05 August 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: No easy answer to being more in control of choices

NHS HIGHLAND: No easy answer to being more in control of choices

05 August 2023

Foods high in salt and sugar are now found everywhere and our natural fondness for them risks doing much more harm than good, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: Our relationship with the NHS needs to be different

29 July 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: Our relationship with the NHS needs to be different

NHS HIGHLAND: Our relationship with the NHS needs to be different

29 July 2023

Many cancers can now be effectively treated or cured and treatment for heart disease has been completely transformed, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: Everyone is vulnerable to isolation and loneliness

10 June 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: Everyone is vulnerable to isolation and loneliness

NHS HIGHLAND: Everyone is vulnerable to isolation and loneliness

10 June 2023

Actions may be small by themselves but can add up to help us get more connected, happier and healthier communities, says columnist.


DR TIM ALLISON: What have we learned from the Covid emergency?

13 May 2023
DR TIM ALLISON: What have we learned from the Covid emergency?

DR TIM ALLISON: What have we learned from the Covid emergency?

13 May 2023

The World Health Organization recently announced that Covid is no longer a public health emergency of international concern.


NHS HIGHLAND: How easy is it for us to really change our behaviour?

29 April 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: How easy is it for us to really change our behaviour?

NHS HIGHLAND: How easy is it for us to really change our behaviour?

29 April 2023

We may like to think we're in control of what we do but we're likely to be more influenced by what is around us than we realise, says our columnist.


NHS HIGHLAND: Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs – seek advice

15 April 2023
NHS HIGHLAND: Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs – seek advice

NHS HIGHLAND: Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs – seek advice

15 April 2023

Vehicles often show if there's a problem, our symptoms should not be overlooked says Dr Tim Allison.


DR TIM ALLISON: Screening helps to detect problems at an early stage

26 March 2023
DR TIM ALLISON: Screening helps to detect problems at an early stage

DR TIM ALLISON: Screening helps to detect problems at an early stage

26 March 2023

I have written recently about how there are some similarities between looking after a car, if we have one, and looking after our health.


HEALTH MATTERS: Moderate activity daily can reduce risk of early death

04 March 2023
HEALTH MATTERS: Moderate activity daily can reduce risk of early death

HEALTH MATTERS: Moderate activity daily can reduce risk of early death

04 March 2023

Dr Tim Allison makes comparisons between the human body and motor vehicles.


Being healthier can save you - and NHS - money

24 February 2023
Being healthier can save you - and NHS - money

Being healthier can save you - and NHS - money

24 February 2023

We are well into the new year now. If you made a New Year resolution and have kept it – well done!


Health Matters: 'Do what makes us feel better now and helps us in future '

03 February 2023
Health Matters: 'Do what makes us feel better now and helps us in future '

Health Matters: 'Do what makes us feel better now and helps us in future '

03 February 2023

Gradually lighter nights give us all more chances to get out and do some of the activities that boost our mental and physical health.


Health Matters: 'Well-chosen actions and treatment have chance of working'

20 January 2023
Health Matters: 'Well-chosen actions and treatment have chance of working'

Health Matters: 'Well-chosen actions and treatment have chance of working'

20 January 2023

The start of the year is often a time when we try to predict what will happen over the next 12 months.


Health Matters: Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is what is important

06 January 2023
Health Matters: Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is what is important

Health Matters: Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is what is important

06 January 2023

The New Year is a time of change and a time of opportunity, writes Dr Tim Allison.


Get vaccinated to help deal with both ‘flu and Covid

23 December 2022
Get vaccinated to help deal with both ‘flu and Covid

Get vaccinated to help deal with both ‘flu and Covid

23 December 2022

Vaccination rates across Highland have been pretty good throughout the Covid pandemic and this has continued over recent months.


Act to keep yourself and those around you safe this winter

09 December 2022
Act to keep yourself and those around you safe this winter

Act to keep yourself and those around you safe this winter

09 December 2022

There are more chest infections around, and the temperature and lack of light can also lead to more falls.


Dr Tim Allison: Less immunity means flu could be particularly severe

11 November 2022
Dr Tim Allison: Less immunity means flu could be particularly severe

Dr Tim Allison: Less immunity means flu could be particularly severe

11 November 2022

The winter vaccination campaign is now well under way and many of you will have received an invitation for flu and Covid vaccinations.


DR TIM ALLISON: I’ll go on about Covid until it’s just another virus

01 November 2022
DR TIM ALLISON: I’ll go on about Covid until it’s just another virus

DR TIM ALLISON: I’ll go on about Covid until it’s just another virus

01 November 2022

I wish I didn’t need to write about the virus and pandemic any more, but sadly it is still with us.


DR TIM ALLISON: Please get your jag to protect yourself and other people

17 September 2022
DR TIM ALLISON: Please get your jag to protect yourself and other people

DR TIM ALLISON: Please get your jag to protect yourself and other people

17 September 2022

There are many signs around us that show that the summer has been ending, and that autumn and winter are well on the way.


DR TIM ALLISON: Hand washing is still important for fighting disease

13 August 2022
DR TIM ALLISON: Hand washing is still important for fighting disease

DR TIM ALLISON: Hand washing is still important for fighting disease

13 August 2022

Some things that improve our health are much easier to do yet all too often neglected. Hand washing is one of these.


DR TIM ALLISON: Climate change link to pandemics

30 July 2022
DR TIM ALLISON: Climate change link to pandemics

DR TIM ALLISON: Climate change link to pandemics

30 July 2022

The connection between climate change or habitat destruction and disease is becoming increasingly clear says NHS Highland officer.


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