Helen Rae

Helen Rae

Helen Rae is our health reporter. She writes about health issues and all aspects of healthy living. She has been with us since 2005.

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Gavin Gettings with Malcolm and Barbara Little from Bowburn on one of his walks in Durham City

County Durham's Move4Life walking group helping people overcome addiction

Two men who overcame alcohol addiction are now helping to inspire others to do the same through walking and exercise

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Great North Fitness Revolution: Serious cycling 'keeps you young'

A new study found that many amateur cyclists were physically and biologically younger than most people of the same age

Kerry Robertson and son Max (4) from Shiremoor

North East families urged to make sugar swaps in healthy eating campaign

A new campaign encourages parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children eat by making one or more simple swaps

Coach Paul Henderson (right) takes the Boccia course, pictured with Jean Lowe, Andrew Hardman and Chris Leishman (back)

County Durham scheme helping people with disabilities and their carers to get active

Move into Sport is launching a new series of beginners’ sports courses for people with disabilities and their carers

Little London Green ,4 is a patient at the Bubble Unit in Newcastle

Bubble boy is only second in the world to be diagnosed with rare immune condition

Youngster London Green, who has been in isolation for most of his life, was given a bone marrow transplant for the serious rare illness TRF8

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

Sir Leonard Fenwick

Newcastle experts set to deliver world-leading project in fight against cancer and rare diseases

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is chosen as one of 11 centres in country to lead breakthrough genomics project

Benton fitness centre helping clients to not pile on the Christmas pounds

Fitness and wellbeing centre, Sound Mind and Body, is working hard to make sure clients avoid getting stuck in a fitness rut this Christmas

Hannah Parker with mum Judy in The Journal.

Longbenton woman who doctors feared would not survive has celebrated her 21st birthday

Premature twin Hannah Parker from Longbenton celebrates 21st birthday for her and sister, Holly, who died at three weeks old

David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria health chief joins medical director of the NHS to discuss future of urgent and emergency care

North East medical director, David Evans, meets healthcare leaders to share learning about new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital


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