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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 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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