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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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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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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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