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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Adenoids and adenoidectomy

Introduction

(29/07/2014)

An adenoidectomy is a quick operation to remove the adenoids. Adenoids are small lumps of tissue located at the back of the throat, above the tonsils.

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Why adenoids need to be removed

(29/07/2014)

Sometimes a child's adenoids can become swollen or enlarged. For most children, this will only cause mild discomfort and will not require any specific treatment.

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How an adenoidectomy is performed

(29/07/2014)

An adenoidectomy is usually performed by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon. The operation is quick and carries very risks.

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Risks of an adenoidectomy

(29/07/2014)

An adenoidectomy is a low-risk procedure that rarely causes any complications. It is a relatively common operation that is quick and easy to carry out.

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Recovering from an adenoidectomy

(29/07/2014)

Most children find their throat feels very sore after an adenoidectomy but this is perfectly normal. Your child will usually be given painkillers while in hospital to help ease discomfort.

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