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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 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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