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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 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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