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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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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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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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