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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 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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