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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 Osteoporosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/04/2015)

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture).

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of osteoporosis

(09/07/2014)

Osteoporosis develops slowly over several years. There are often no warning signs or symptoms until a minor fall or a sudden impact causes a bone fracture.

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NHS Choices - Causes of osteoporosis

(10/11/2014)

Osteoporosis is caused by bones losing their density, either through age or other factors. Some people are more at risk of developing osteoporosis than others.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing osteoporosis

(08/07/2014)

Osteoporosis is often diagnosed after a fracture caused by weakened bones. You may have a DEXA (DXA) scan to measure your bone mineral density.

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NHS Choices - Treating osteoporosis

(08/07/2014)

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures and using medication to strengthen bones.

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NHS Choices - Preventing osteoporosis

(18/02/2015)

Leading a healthy lifestyle is the best way to delay the onset of osteoporosis and slow the rate at which your bones become fragile.

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NHS Choices - Living with osteoporosis

(18/11/2014)

Having osteoporosis doesn't mean you'll definitely have a fracture. There are measures you can take to reduce your risk of a fall or break.

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NHS Choices - 'Talking to other people helps me deal with my pain'

(03/07/2014)

Bob Rees was diagnosed with osteoporosis after collapsing in pain on a family holiday.

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NHS Choices - 'Even lying in bed was uncomfortable'

(03/07/2014)

Phyllis Long, aged 60, was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis after months of experiencing upper back pain.

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