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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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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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