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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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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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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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