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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 Coronary heart disease

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/03/2015)

Coronary heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths each year. About one in six men and one in ten women die from the disease.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of coronary heart disease

(19/03/2015)

The most common symptoms of coronary heart disease (CHD) are chest pain (angina) and a heart attack.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heart disease

(19/03/2015)

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries around the heart (coronary arteries).

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NHS Choices - Diagnosis and risk assessment

(13/11/2014)

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually diagnosed after a risk assessment and some further tests.

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NHS Choices - Treating heart disease

(21/10/2014)

Although coronary heart disease (CHD) cannot be cured, treatment can help manage the symptoms and reduce the risk of further problems.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from heart disease

(21/10/2014)

After having heart surgery or problems like a heart attack, it is possible to resume a normal life.

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NHS Choices - Preventing heart disease

(20/10/2014)

There are several ways you can help lower your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), such as reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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NHS Choices - 'My heart was racing... the pain was awful'

(20/10/2014)

After a heart attack, 36-year-old Debbie Siddons was too scared to pick up her 18-month-old baby. Rehabilitation helped her move on with her life.

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NHS Choices - 'I try to go to the gym once or twice a week for a workout'

(20/10/2014)

Actor Rudolph Walker, 65, is a far cry from Patrick Trueman, the rum-swilling, fry-up-munching character he plays in EastEnders.

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NHS Choices - 'I felt like I'd been kicked in the chest'

(20/10/2014)

A quick diagnosis and emergency treatment saved Lynn Connor's life. She shares her story.

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