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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 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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