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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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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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Articles in Hip fracture

NHS Choices - Introduction

(29/08/2014)

Hip fractures, also called proximal femoral fractures, are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

If you have a fractured hip, your hip will be painful and you won't be able to lift, move or rotate your leg.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

In older people, hip fractures are often caused by falls. In younger people, they're usually the result of a serious accident, such as a fall from height or a car crash.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

As hip fractures often occur as a result of a fall, diagnosis usually takes place at a hospital.

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NHS Choices - Treating a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

Hip fractures are usually treated in hospital with surgery. Surgery can either fix or replace the hip joint.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

After a hip fracture, you will be given a rehabilitation programme designed to help you recover from your injury and any surgery you have had.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

Some people may take a while to recover from a hip fracture while others might never be as mobile as they were. Complications can also arise from surgery.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a hip fracture

(29/08/2014)

It may be possible to prevent hip fractures by taking steps to prevent falls and by treating osteoporosis (weak and fragile bones).

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