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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 Knee replacement

NHS Choices - Introduction

(03/06/2015)

In knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty), a damaged, worn or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint.

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NHS Choices - Why knee replacement is necessary

(23/04/2015)

Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is usually necessary if your mobility is severely reduced and you experience pain in the knee joint even while resting.

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NHS Choices - Before the operation

(26/06/2014)

Choose a specialist who performs knee replacement regularly and can discuss their results with you. Make sure to ask them any questions you have.

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NHS Choices - What happens during knee replacement surgery

(26/06/2014)

You will usually be admitted to hospital on the day of your operation. The surgeon and anaesthetist will usually come and see you to discuss what will happen.

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NHS Choices - Risks of surgery

(26/06/2014)

As with any operation, knee replacement surgery has risks as well as benefits. Most people who have a knee replacement do not experience serious complications.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a knee replacement

(04/08/2014)

Recovery times can vary depending on individual and the type of surgery performed. It is important to follow the advice the hospital gives you.

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NHS Choices - 'My knees are 100% better and I haven't looked back'

(14/07/2014)

Janet Collins has had both her knees replaced and can walk much better than before.

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