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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in Gastroscopy

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy is a medical procedure where a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is used to look inside the stomach.

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NHS Choices - Why a gastroscopy is used

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy can be used to check symptoms or confirm a diagnosis (diagnostic gastroscopy), or it can be used to treat a condition (therapeutic gastroscopy).

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NHS Choices - How a gastroscopy is performed

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy is usually carried out by a nurse and an endoscopist (a healthcare professional who specialises in performing endoscopies).

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NHS Choices - Risks of a gastroscopy

(10/11/2013)

A gastroscopy is a very safe procedure and the risks of serious complications are small.

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