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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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NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/12/2014)

Congenital heart disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart.

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NHS Choices - Types of congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

Congenital heart disease refers to a range of possible heart defects.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

Congenital heart disease can have a range of symptoms, as the condition refers to several different types of heart defect.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

In most cases, congenital heart disease is diagnosed using scans during pregnancy. However, a diagnosis can sometimes not be confirmed until after the birth.

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NHS Choices - Treating congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

The treatment for congenital heart disease depends on the specific defect your child has.

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NHS Choices - Complications of congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

Children and adults with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk of developing further problems.

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NHS Choices - Preventing congenital heart disease

(15/09/2014)

As so little is known about the causes of congenital heart disease, there is no guaranteed way of avoiding having a baby with the condition.

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