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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 Ankylosing spondylitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(12/08/2014)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis

(12/08/2014)

The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can vary from person to person, but usually develop slowly, over several months or years.

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NHS Choices - Causes of ankylosing spondylitis

(12/08/2014)

In ankylosing spondylitis (AS), several parts of the lower spine become inflamed, including the vertebrae (bones in the spine) and spinal joints.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis

(12/08/2014)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be difficult to diagnose because the condition develops slowly and there is no definitive test to confirm a diagnosis.

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NHS Choices - Treating ankylosing spondylitis

(12/08/2014)

There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but treatment is available to help relieve the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of ankylosing spondylitis

(12/08/2014)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a complex condition that can affect many parts of your body. It can cause complications in your day-to-day life and lead to additional health conditions.

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