Mouth Cancer Action Month is a charity campaign which aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention. We here at Yew Tree support it. You can follow the link below to see our photo amongst others that have joined in. http://bluelipselfie.co.uk/gallery

Visit your dentist or doctor at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure.

Remember your dentists routinely does soft tissue checks …Mouth Cancer screening is routinely provided for you at your dental examination appointment. Just another reason, why regular check-ups with your dentists is very important for your overall health.

Risk Factors

The most important aetiological factors are tobacco usage and excess consumption of alcohol, and these factors together are thought to account for about 75% of oral cancer cases in Europe.

http://mouthcancerfoundation.org/events/mouth-cancer-action-month

Please stay safe this bonfire night. You can follow the link below for safety tips if you are having a home bonfire celebration. 

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/bonfire-safety

Every year millions of people of different faiths join together to celebrate this religious festival.  

Diwali is a five day festival, also known as Festival of Lights, and is one of the most significant festivals in the Indian culture.

The festival is traditionally celebrated by multiple religions including Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.

The word ‘Diwali’ means rows of lighted lamps, and it is known as the Festival of Lights because houses and shops are decorated with candles and colourful lights during the festival.

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk

Sunday the 11th  marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War. 

The agreement between the Allies required Germany to leave all occupied territories in Western Europe within two weeks and surrender thousands of guns/machine guns and planes. Big Ben sounded in Parliament Square to ring in the news as thousands gathered in Westminster and outside Buckingham Palace roaring in celebration, sparking three days of jubilation across Britain. The Prime minister in 1918 LLoyd George concluded his speech that day with the declaration: “I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came an end to all wars.”
The national mood was not all celebratory however. Wounded veterans, recovering in military hospitals, typically met the news in reflective silence, ambivalent about the nature of a victory that had seen so many young lives brutally extinguished.
Over the years, many thousands of war memorials have been erected in cities, towns and villages nationwide, solemnly recording the sacrifices of the many soldiers who lost their lives. Monuments that stand today as reminders of the past and warnings to future generations not to repeat the mistakes of history.

Why do we wear a poppy to show we remember?

The Royal British Legion has run its Poppy Appeal since 1921.
Using Moina Michael’s idea of handmade silk poppies, to raise money for living servicemen and women. Taking inspiration from the 1915 poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, the bright red wildflower was chosen as a symbol of hope because it once grew in the fields torn apart by shellfire and tanks where many fallen soldiers met their end.

I attended the Remembrance service with my partner in Wolverhampton which he took part in. I will share some of my photos of the day. It was a special day as it will be his last one in uniform.

Alcohol Awareness Month

As a nation of pub goers and our festive season fast approaching many of us will be guilty of over indulging.

This Alcohol Awareness Week encourages people to think about how much they’re drinking and how they can make a change to lead a healthier lifestyle.

In 2016, there were 7,327 alcohol-specific deaths in the UK with men being 55 per cent more likely to die from an alcohol-related disease than women.

According to Dr Luke James, Medical Director at Bupa recent figures from a Bupa health assessment show that over a third of people drink more than the recommended 14 units of alcohol each week.

Excessive drinking of alcohol over a long period of time can take a toll on many of your body’s organs, including your heart, liver, pancreas and brain. Just by making small changes you can reduce the damage. Below there are pictures and unit measures/calories next to the corresponding drinks. We are probably all underestimating what a unit actually looks like of our favourite tipple or what impact it could be having on our waistline. 

https://alcoholchange.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/alcohol-awareness-week

Up coming dates for December

Tree dressing day 3rd
Tri-dental Christmas staff party 8th
Christmas Jumper Day 13th

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