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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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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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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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