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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 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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