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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Articles in Heart transplant

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/07/2014)

A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged or failing heart with a healthy human heart from a donor who has recently died.

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NHS Choices - How to prepare for a heart transplant

(15/07/2014)

If it's thought you could benefit from a heart transplant, you will be invited to your local hospital for an initial assessment.

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NHS Choices - How a heart transplant is performed

(15/07/2014)

A heart transplant is carried out under general anaesthetic (you are unconscious) and normally takes between four and six hours

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NHS Choices - Risks of a heart transplant

(15/07/2014)

Risks of a heart transplant includes rejection, infection and the donor heart not working properly

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a heart transplant

(15/07/2014)

After a heart transplant, you will be moved to the intensive care unit to recover. You will be under sedation and connected to a ventilator to help your breathing.

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NHS Choices - 'I returned to work as a gardener 13 weeks after the transplant'

(15/07/2014)

In 1998, Andy Cook was told he had just two days to live, but when a donor heart became available, a transplant saved his life.

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