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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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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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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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