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Yesterday, 21:13

A father-of-two from Stowmarket has thanked the professionals who saved his life after his heart suddenly stopped.

Yesterday, 15:16

The manager of Hadleigh’s newest care home is hoping her vision for the former Friars Hall site will turn around negative perceptions.

Yesterday, 15:11

A Suffolk man’s petition calling for compulsory mental health education in schools has just days left to reach its 100,000 signature target to generate a debate in the House of Commons.

Yesterday, 06:00

Health chiefs have spent a “substantial” amount of cash refurbishing a building once owned by a crisis-hit Suffolk nursing home in a bid to give it a fresh start.

Thu, 18:50

Suffolk and Norfolk have lost a quarter of all mental health beds in four years - faster than the national average.

Thu, 18:35

An independent ambulance service used in the region has suspended offering urgent care after it was hit with a long list of issues by health inspectors, including finding bodily fluids on equipment.

Thu, 13:54

Sessions aimed at getting a good nap are being trialled at a gym in Sidcup – and could be rolled out across the country.

Wed, 18:28

Childhood obesity rates appear to be rising in Suffolk, with a new report estimating that one in seven children leaving primary school are now classed as obese.

Wed, 17:09

Patients who have been treated for cancer or given the all clear at Ipswich Hospital are being invited to share their views about their experiences as part of a survey designed to help improve care.

Tue, 16:42

Hospitals across the region have been dealt extra funding to cope with pressure on emergency wards over the winter months.

Tue, 16:18

A 22-year-old Suffolk woman who is living with a debilitating spinal condition has told of her agonising wait for a diagnosis and how the disease’s impact on her body rocked her self-confidence.

Tue, 15:08

Many places will close on Bank Holiday Monday next week but no matter how prepared you are, there will always be unexpected circumstances which could prompt an urgent need to head to the shops.

Mon, 00:01

The number of people diagnosed with kidney cancer has doubled in the region in the last decade, new research has shown.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tendring is the antidepressant capital of East Anglia according to a new study – and the Suffolk districts of Waveney and Babergh are not far behind.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Running is not only good for the body, but it is also proven to have huge benefits for the mind.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A bereaved mother in Scotland is finally able to buy a headstone for her son’s grave 19 months after his death thanks to kind-hearted fundraisers in Ipswich.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Unhealthy drinks packed with sugar are being phased out of hospital shops and cafes in the region as part of a new crackdown by NHS England.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Six out of nine under-performing care homes in Ipswich have seen their Care Quality Commission inspection ratings improve in the past year.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A father-of-three from Kesgrave is running the London Marathon on Sunday in memory of a friend and colleague who died of a cardiomyopathy related heart attack.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Busted fans will be delighted to hear band member Charlie Simpson has joined a host of big names booked for an event aiming to raise thousands for Suffolk children.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thirty years after her three-year-old son died, one Stowmarket mother is urging people to support a lifesaving heart charity with a marathon challenge.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A coroner has called for a review of practices at the region’s mental health trust after a man who ran out of schizophrenia medication died at Ipswich Hospital after suffering fatal injuries.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A day centre that acts a social hub for more than 60 older people in Ipswich is looking forward to a bright future after securing new charity funding.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ipswich Hospital has become one of just a handful of organisations across Suffolk to install a special type of toilet for patients with profound learning and physical disabilities.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Ipswich Star’s campaign to persuade motorists to leave their cars at home has received powerful backing from academics who say cycling to work can cut the risk of some cancers and heart disease in half.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Political analysts in London and in the major cities of the Midlands and the North of England are already describing the 2017 poll as the “Brexit Election” – but in this part of the world it is likely to be about many other issues, writes Paul Geater.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Mayor of Ipswich has dismissed a report ranking the town as the UK’s 13th unhappiest place saying his experience is that there are “a lot of happy and content people about”.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Patients in Stowmarket can now access more GP appointments after work, at weekends and on bank holidays.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monmouth Court Care Home in Ipswich was treated to a visit from the mayor today as it held its Easter celebration bake off.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Three new special schools are set to be established in the region as part of the Government’s plans to launch scores of new free schools nationwide.

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