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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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