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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 replacement

NHS Choices - Introduction

(23/04/2015)

Information from the NHS about hip replacements, including why and how it is done, the risks and your choices, with links to other useful resources.

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NHS Choices - When a hip replacement is necessary

(23/04/2015)

Read NHS information about why a hip replacement is done, who might need one and how long waiting times for hip operations are.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to hip replacement

(24/07/2014)

Read NHS information about alternatives to hip replacement, including pain relief, disease-modifying medications and hip resurfacing.

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NHS Choices - Preparing for the operation

(24/07/2014)

Read advice from the NHS about preparing for a hip replacement operation.

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NHS Choices - How a hip replacement is performed

(24/07/2014)

Read information from the NHS about what happens during a hip replacement or hip resurfacing operation, with details of minimally invasive hip replacement surgery and choosing a prosthesis.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from hip replacement

(10/11/2014)

Read NHS information about recovering from a hip replacement operation, including how long it takes to get up and about after surgery, looking after your new hip, leaving hospital, advice for returning home and more.

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NHS Choices - Risks of hip replacement surgery

(24/07/2014)

Read NHS information about complications of hip replacement operations, including loosening of the joint, hip dislocation, wear and tear, and joint stiffening.

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NHS Choices - Latest metal-on-metal hip implant advice

(24/07/2014)

Advice from the NHS on metal-on-metal hip implants, including what to do if you're concerned about your implant and warning signs to look out for.

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NHS Choices - 'It's amazing what your body can do'

(24/07/2014)

Builder Norman Lane, 63, hasn’t stopped running since he had a double hip replacement. He talks about his operation and why he would advise anyone to do it.

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