Health Promotion: Information and Services at The Howden Medical Centre Pinfold Street Howden East Yorkshire DN14 7DD. Tel: 01430 430318

Howden Medical Centre

Pinfold Street
DN14 7DD

NHS Provideing NHS Services#


Promoting Good Health

In promoting good health, we give information and advice to patients so that they can be encouraged to be in the best health that they can achieve.  

Amongst the wide range of areas covered, we offer immunisation programmes and special  efforts to prevent or delay the onset of diseases such as COPD, IHD, STIs and diabetes. 

Promoting healthy lifestyles, ideally from a young age, can help in bridging the equality gap between those in society who are disadvantaged and others. Smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption are major risk factors for many diseases.

Key Areas 

Here are some important areas in promoting good health


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For a healthy diet eating 5 portions of fruit & vegetables daily is recommended. Avoid processed and fried food and eating of fibre-rich meals.

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Remaining fit and active is an important part of remaining healthy. At least thirty minutes of exercise five times a week is recommended by NICE.



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Excess alcohol consumption is a risk factor in a range of cancers, liver disease, gastritis, hypertension, ulcers and many other diseases. Find out more

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Smoking is a major risk factor in many diseases - including COPD, lung cancer, IHD, sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes & osteoporosis. 



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Through health promotion we  achieve better mental & psychological health. Some stress is part of life, managing excess stress is important.


Sexual Health

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Sexual health promotion advice helps individuals control & improve their health and also their emotional well-being.

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Weight Loss

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Download the NHS weight loss guide – our free 12-week diet and exercise plan to help you loose weight and keep it down.

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Lower Cholesterol

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Having too high cholesterol can block your blood vessels and make heart problems and stroke more likely.

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Heart Age

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Your heart age gives you an idea of how health your heart is. The calculator compares your real age to your heart age with improvement advice.

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Type 2 Diabetes

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Various factors can lead to type 2 diabetes. Research shows that for some, making changes to lifestyle, can reduce risk by about 50%.


Cholesterol Results

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Having too high cholesterol can block your blood vessels and make heart problems and stroke more likely.

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Heart Risk

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Risk calculators generate a "score" which estimates the probability of cardiovascular disease in individuals. Find out more about cholesterol.

 heart risk CALCULATORS

Health Promotion Clinics

The GP-led practice team helps patients with various specialist chronic disease management clinics. Click the links below to find out more about our work with supporting information to support patients on-line.

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