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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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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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Articles in Myocardial infarction

NHS Choices - Introduction

(18/06/2014)

A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a heart attack

(06/10/2014)

The symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling and being sick, and anxiety

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NHS Choices - Causes of a heart attack

(18/06/2014)

Heart attacks are caused by the blood supply to the heart being suddenly interrupted.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a heart attack

(18/06/2014)

If a heart attack is suspected, you should be admitted to hospital immediately. You will usually be admitted to an acute cardiac care unit (ACCU) so the diagnosis can be confirmed and treatment begin.

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NHS Choices - Treating a heart attack

(02/03/2015)

There are two main treatment options for people with the most serious form of heart attack: an ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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NHS Choices - Complications of a heart attack

(18/06/2014)

Potential complications from a heart attack can vary widely, from mild to life threatening.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a heart attack

(18/06/2014)

Recovering from a heart attack can take several months, and it is very important not to rush your rehabilitation.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a heart attack

(18/06/2014)

Making lifestyle changes is the most effective way to prevent having a heart attack (or having another heart attack).

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NHS Choices - 'I thought it would never happen to me again, but it did'

(18/06/2014)

Mike Smith has had three heart attacks. As he nears 60 and enjoys life to the full, he explains how the attacks affected him.

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NHS Choices - 'My heart was racing ... the pain was awful'

(29/07/2014)

After a heart attack Debbie Siddons was too scared to pick up her 18-month-old baby. Rehabilitation helped her move on.

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NHS Choices - 'I felt like I'd been kicked in the chest'

(18/06/2014)

Following a heart attack, a quick diagnosis and emergency treatment saved Lynn Connor’s life.

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