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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 Dialysis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(28/01/2015)

Dialysis is a type of treatment that replicates many of the kidney’s functions.

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NHS Choices - Why dialysis is necessary

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis is often used to replicate the functions of the kidneys while a person is waiting to have a kidney transplant.

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NHS Choices - When dialysis is carried out

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis will usually be recommended if your kidneys have lost most of their filtering ability and the levels of waste products in your blood are dangerously high.

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NHS Choices - How haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are performed

(09/10/2014)

Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are two types of dialysis that differ in how they are performed.

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NHS Choices - Advantages and disadvantages of the different types of dialysis

(07/10/2013)

Both types of dialysis have the same results in terms of clinically effectiveness so often the choice between them is down to personal preference

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NHS Choices - Side effects of dialysis

(07/10/2013)

Dialysis cause side effects. This is due to the way it is carried out and the fact that it can only compensate for the loss of kidney function to a certain extent.

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NHS Choices - Dialysis results

(07/10/2013)

The effectiveness of dialysis depends on a number of factors including age, the cause of your kidney failure and whether you have any other long-term conditions.

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NHS Choices - Paul's story

(03/04/2014)

Paul Taylor developed partial kidney failure at the age of 11. He's now 42 and has needed dialysis since the age of 21

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