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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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NHS Choices - Symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(26/06/2014)

The three most common symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are heartburn, acid reflux and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).

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NHS Choices - Causes of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(26/06/2014)

Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are thought to be caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS).

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(27/06/2014)

In most cases, your GP will be able to diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) by asking you about your symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(31/12/2014)

A number of treatments are available for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), including simple, self-care measures, medication and surgery.

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NHS Choices - Complications of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

(27/06/2014)

A number of possible complications can occur as a result of having long-term gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

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