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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 Swallowing problems

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/05/2015)

Dysphagia is the medical term for having difficulty swallowing.

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NHS Choices - Causes of dysphagia

(30/01/2015)

As swallowing is a complex process, there are many reasons why dysphagia can develop.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing dysphagia

(30/01/2015)

You should see your GP if you are having any difficulty swallowing.

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NHS Choices - Treating dysphagia

(29/01/2015)

Many swallowing problems can be treated, although the treatment you receive will depend on the type of dysphagia you have.

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NHS Choices - Complications of dysphagia

(29/01/2015)

The main complication of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is coughing and choking, which can lead to aspiration pneumonia.

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