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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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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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