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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 Atrial fibrillation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(01/04/2015)

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

Some people with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms and it is only discovered during routine tests or investigations for another condition.

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NHS Choices - Causes of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

The exact cause of atrial fibrillation is unknown, but it becomes more common with age and affects certain groups of people more than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing atrial fibrillation

(22/11/2013)

Feeling your pulse can give a strong indication of whether you have atrial fibrillation. If you notice a sudden change in your heartbeat and you have chest pain, see your GP straight away.

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NHS Choices - Treating atrial fibrillation

(28/07/2014)

The treatment of atrial fibrillation varies from person to person and depends on the type of atrial fibrillation, your symptoms and several other factors.

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NHS Choices - Complications of atrial fibrillation

(24/09/2013)

The main complication of atrial fibrillation is an increased risk of having a stroke. In extreme cases, it can lead to heart failure.

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NHS Choices - ‘Flecainide really works for me’

(24/09/2013)

Frances, 57, was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and keeps her heart rate under control with flecainide.

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NHS Choices - ‘I have no adverse symptoms, which is puzzling’

(24/09/2013)

Rupert, 78, is a theatre director and regularly goes to the gym. In 2007, he was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

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NHS Choices - Medicine guides

(11/09/2011)

The list below is a combination of the and brand names of medicines available in the UK. Each name provides a link to a separate website (Medicine Guides)

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