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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 Joint hypermobility

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/10/2014)

Joint hypermobility means that some or all of a person's joints have an unusually large range of movement.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

Many people with joint hypermobility have few or no problems related to their increased range of movement.

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NHS Choices - Causes of joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

Four factors may contribute to joint hypermobility - the shape of the ends of your bones, collagen structure, muscle tone and proprioception.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

If your doctor thinks that you may have joint hypermobility, the Beighton score is often used as a quick test to assess the range of movement in some of your joints.

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NHS Choices - Treating joint hypermobility

(02/10/2014)

If you have joint hypermobility that doesn't cause any problems, treatment is not necessary.

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