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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 Colostomy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/05/2015)

A colostomy is a surgical procedure to divert one end of the large intestine (colon) through an opening in the abdominal wall (tummy).

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NHS Choices - How a colostomy is performed

(06/05/2015)

There are several different ways a colostomy can be formed. The specific technique used will depend on your circumstances.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

After a colostomy, you'll need to stay in hospital for a few days while you recover.

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NHS Choices - Possible complications of a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

Complications of a colostomy can include rectal discharge, a parastomal hernia or a stoma blockage.

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NHS Choices - Living with a colostomy

(06/05/2015)

It can be difficult to adjust to a colostomy at first, but it doesn't mean you can't have a full and active life.

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NHS Choices - Colostomy reversal

(06/05/2015)

If your colostomy is intended to be temporary, further surgery will be needed to reverse it at a later date.

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