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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... 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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