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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 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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