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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 Heart bypass

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease.

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NHS Choices - Preparing for a coronary artery bypass graft

(02/05/2014)

Before going into hospital to have a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), it is a good idea to make some preparations.

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NHS Choices - What happens during coronary artery bypass surgery

(20/03/2014)

Before your coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), your surgeon will discuss every aspect of the procedure with you.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from coronary artery bypass surgery

(02/05/2014)

You will usually need to stay in hospital for around seven days after having a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), so medical staff can monitor your recovery closely.

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NHS Choices - Risks of surgery

(02/05/2014)

As with all types of surgery, a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) carries risks of complications.

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NHS Choices - Life after a coronary artery bypass

(02/05/2014)

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is not a cure for heart disease, so it's important to adopt a healthy lifestyle and continue taking any prescribed medication after the operation.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to a coronary artery bypass

(02/05/2014)

If you have coronary heart disease and the arteries around your heart are severely narrowed, it may be possible to have a procedure called a coronary angioplasty.

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NHS Choices - 'The secret is to stay positive'

(08/04/2015)

Chauffeur Alec Keep, aged 66 when interviewed, had a heart bypass in March 2007 in Papworth Hospital, after he had two heart attacks.

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