Women urged to look after their health

Scotland’s health helpline, NHS 24, is urging women in the Northern Isles to look after their health to mark International Women’s Day this year.

With events taking place throughout the world on Sunday, women are being reminded that they have a huge range of quality self care advice at their fingertips at www.nhs24.com, which can be accessed easily and simply from the comfort of their own home.

The website provides an extensive online health library, packed with information about common illnesses, treatments and health services. Users can search alphabetically by health subject, age and gender or by accessing a body map.

A section specifically on women’s health issues provides information and advice on a wide range of topics, from pregnancy and breastfeeding to contraception and osteoporosis.

NHS 24 nurse director Eunice Muir said: “International Women’s Day is a celebration of the achievements of women throughout the world. What better opportunity than for women throughout Scotland to mark the day by taking charge of their health.

“NHS 24’s website offers access to comprehensive health information advice covering a wide range of health issues and services, including on women’s health.

“While it is vital to call the NHS 24 phone line if you feel you need immediate clinical attention that can’t wait until your GP practice is open, www.nhs24.com is well worth a visit for women looking for reliable and accessible health advice and information on the issues important to them.”


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