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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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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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Articles in Intensive care

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/09/2014)

An intensive care unit (ICU) is a special ward that is found in most hospitals. It provides intensive care for people who are in a critically ill or unstable condition.

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NHS Choices - Who needs intensive care

(11/07/2014)

Intensive care is often needed when one or more of your organ systems has failed. For example, this might be your lungs, kidneys, heart or digestive system.

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NHS Choices - Visiting intensive care

(11/07/2014)

An intensive care unit (ICU) can often be an overwhelming place, both for the patient in hospital and their loved ones. It can therefore help to know a little about what to expect.

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NHS Choices - Equipment used in intensive care

(11/07/2014)

Intensive care units (ICUs) contain a variety of specialised equipment, which may vary from one unit to another.

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NHS Choices - After intensive care

(11/07/2014)

Once you are able to breathe unaided, and you no longer need intensive care, you will be transferred to a different ward to continue your recovery.

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