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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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