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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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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us... 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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