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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 Heart block

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/09/2014)

In people with heart block the electrical pulses that control the heart rate are disrupted, causing the heart to beat more slowly.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of heart block

(12/09/2014)

The symptoms of heart block depend on which type you have and how severe it is. Common symptoms include light-headedness, dizziness and fainting.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heart block

(12/09/2014)

Heart block can have a number of different causes. It can occur if you have another heart condition or if you take certain medications.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing heart block

(12/09/2014)

Heart block is often detected during routine tests for other conditions. An ECG is the main test that's used for confirming a diagnosis of heart block.

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NHS Choices - Treating heart block

(12/09/2014)

Heart block usually only needs to be treated if it's causing symptoms (symptomatic).

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