Dr Nick Timlin’s Column

Are you Raynaud’s aware this February?

Do you regularly suffer from cold hands and feet? You could be one of many people in the UK who are living with a condition lots of us do not know much about – Raynaud’s. As February is Raynaud’s Awareness Read more

Stop The Rise of Liver Disease

Did you know liver disease is the only cause of premature death in the UK which is still increasing? Worryingly, recent Public Health findings have shown liver disease will soon overtake heart disease as the most common killer of people Read more

Is Your Alcohol Consumption Putting You At Risk?

Many of us try to reset our relationship with alcohol in the New Year. Perhaps you have already taken part in Dry January which is a great initiative. Well done if you made it through the month without drinking any Read more

Are You Eating Too Much Sugar?

Is your child or a youngster you know eating too much sugar? The answer is probably yes! The New Year is a great time for us all to think about how we can improve our diet. Cutting down on sugar Read more

Use Stoptober To Quit Smoking For Good!

The year seems to be flying by and as we move into October, attention turns towards stopping smoking and the Stoptober campaign. Quitting smoking is easier with the right support and I am happy to use my column to point Read more

Do You Need An Out Of Hours GP Appointment?

Did you know there are GP and nurse appointments available in Hartlepool and Stockton on weekday evenings? Or even on weekends? I think my column is a great opportunity to make you aware. Read on to find out more! There Read more

Is Gambling Affecting Your Mental Health?

It has been concerning to read various articles highlighting the devastating impact addiction to gambling on sport is having, particularly on young males. It has recently been World Suicide Prevention Day and I know the horrendous impact a gambling addiction Read more

Know How To Treat Type One Diabetes

I read an interesting article recently which left me shocked to hear a young woman had been forced to give up her diabetes treatment at a gig she was attending. This tells me more awareness is needed about type one Read more

Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

I read an interesting article recently on the ‘Scroll Free September’ campaign, which is urging young people to log off social media for a month. I cannot begin to imagine the pressures social media causes for teenagers and it could Read more

Do You Know Breastfeeding Benefits?

Having a baby is one of the most amazing and exciting experiences anyone can wish to have. As it is World Breastfeeding Week coming up soon, I would like to use my column to make you aware of the many Read more