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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 failure

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/09/2014)

Heart failure is a condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of heart failure

(29/09/2014)

The symptoms of heart failure can vary from one person to the next. The main symptoms are breathlessness, extreme tiredness and ankle swelling, which may extend up the legs.

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NHS Choices - Causes of heart failure

(29/09/2014)

In most cases, heart failure does not have a single cause. There are a number of other conditions that increase your chances of developing heart failure.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing heart failure

(29/09/2014)

If you have symptoms of heart failure, your GP will ask you to describe them in detail. You will also have a physical examination.

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NHS Choices - Treating heart failure

(29/09/2014)

Medicines are the main treatment for heart failure. A number of surgical options are available. Lifestyle factors such as a healthy diet and exercise are also important.

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NHS Choices - Preventing heart failure

(22/09/2014)

There are many ways of reducing your chances of developing heart failure, including maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthily and exercising regularly.

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NHS Choices - Living with heart failure

(22/09/2014)

For heart failure, self care is an integral part of daily life. It means taking responsibility for your health and wellbeing with the support of those involved in your care.

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