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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 Stomach removal surgery

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/01/2015)

A gastrectomy is a medical procedure that involves surgically removing all or part of the stomach.

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NHS Choices - Why a gastrectomy is carried out

(26/01/2015)

A gastrectomy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including obesity and some types of cancer.

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NHS Choices - How a gastrectomy is performed

(26/01/2015)

There are different types of gastrectomy, depending on which part of your stomach needs to be removed.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from gastrectomy

(26/01/2015)

A gastrectomy is a serious operation and recovery can take a long time.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gastrectomy

(26/01/2015)

As with any type of surgery, a gastrectomy carries a risk of complications. Problems can also occur due to changes in the way you digest food.

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