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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 Frozen shoulder

NHS Choices - Introduction

(29/09/2014)

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of frozen shoulder

(15/05/2014)

Pain and persistent stiffness in the shoulder joint are the two main symptoms of a frozen shoulder.

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NHS Choices - Causes of frozen shoulder

(15/05/2014)

Frozen shoulder occurs when the sleeve that surrounds the shoulder joint, known as the capsule, becomes swollen and thickened.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing frozen shoulder

(15/05/2014)

You should see your GP if you think you have a frozen shoulder, or if you have persistent shoulder pain that limits your range of movement.

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NHS Choices - Treating frozen shoulder

(15/05/2014)

Treatment for a frozen shoulder will vary, depending on the stage of the condition and the severity of your pain and stiffness.

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