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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 Liver transplant

NHS Choices - Introduction

(13/02/2015)

A liver transplant is an operation to remove a diseased or damaged liver and replace it with a healthy one.

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NHS Choices - Who can have a liver transplant

(07/05/2015)

There is a strict assessment process that is used to decide who can have a liver transplant, as donated livers are scarce both in the UK and around the world.

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NHS Choices - Waiting for a liver transplant

(13/02/2015)

Due to the lack of available livers, it's rarely possible to have a liver transplant as soon as it's needed, so you'll usually be placed on a waiting list.

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NHS Choices - How a liver transplant is performed

(13/02/2015)

You will be contacted by staff at the liver transplant centre as soon as a suitable liver becomes available.

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NHS Choices - Living with a liver transplant

(13/02/2015)

Recovering from a liver transplant can be a long, slow process, but most people will eventually be able to return to most of their normal activities and have a good quality of life.

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NHS Choices - Complications of liver transplant

(13/02/2015)

Complications of a liver transplant can include rejection, an increased risk of infection, graft failure, biliary conditions and a higher risk of developing certain conditions.

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NHS Choices - 'Every day was a bonus'

(13/02/2015)

Shohanna Newman-Kidd likes dancing, running and painting rainbows, but she's had to fight hard to enjoy doing what other children take for granted.

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NHS Choices - 'The operation changed my whole life'

(13/02/2015)

When Gordon Bridewell was rushed from the West Country to London on New Year's Eve 1975 to undergo a pioneering liver transplant, he was also travelling into the record books.

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