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#Knitters Wanted! A new scheme to help patients with dementia has put out an urgent call for knitters form Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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This beautiful little stone cottage [www.naturalhomes.org/leanach.htm] is Leanach Farmhouse in Culloden, Scotland. It has a rich history that included being used as a field hospital during the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Many centuries later the cottage now has a new red thatch made from heather. The cottage is loved and cared for by the National Trust using only natural materials.

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A tracheostomy is initially a life saving operation but is also a life threatening one unless the airway is kept clear from secretions and b...

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Memory mitts provide something patients can hold and ‘twiddle’, helping to reduce anxiety and promote calm. Senior nurses at Poole Hospital are urging keen knitters to make and send in special ‘memory mitts’ to support the care of patients with dementia in hospital.

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Pool Parc Hospital, was rebuilt in 1820's, opened as a hospital in 1937, closed in 1990 and has been abandoned ever since...look at the beautiful wood!

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Twiddlemuffs sent in by one of our lovely volunteer knitters. Inspiration for our Voluntary Arts Week challenge - knit a twiddlemuff - send it to us at Knit for Peace and we'll send it out to a hospital for a dementia patient with restless hands. More information and a pattern on our website: http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk/category/blog/

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Low Back Pain with Sciatica - here's the TRUTH 60% back surgeries are UNnecessary - 95% of people with multiple back surgeries have not gone back to work 4 yrs later Back surgeries are so bad there is a medical term- FBSS failed back surgery syndrome -17% procedure error - 4-36% iatrogenic injury - 5-6% nosocomial infection - 2% serious drug reaction What is successful - surgeons may quote 98% for fusion surgery. Define success as pain relief and it drops to 74% - for single fusion for pain…
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Back surgery may backfire on patients in pain

Low Back Pain with Sciatica - here's the TRUTH 60% back surgeries are UNnecessary - 95% of people with multiple back surgeries have not gone back to work 4 yrs later Back surgeries are so bad there is a medical term- FBSS failed back surgery syndrome -17% procedure error - 4-36% iatrogenic injury - 5-6% nosocomial infection - 2% serious drug reaction What is successful - surgeons may quote 98% for fusion surgery. Define success as pain relief and it drops to 74% - for single fusion for pain…

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