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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Articles in Pacemaker implantation

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

Pacemaker implantation is a surgical procedure where a small electrical device called a pacemaker is implanted in your chest.

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NHS Choices - Why pacemakers are used

(30/12/2013)

Pacemakers are sometimes recommended for people with conditions that cause the heart to beat abnormally.

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NHS Choices - How a pacemaker is fitted

(30/12/2013)

Before having a pacemaker fitted, you are likely to have a pre-operative assessment. The team looking after you will check that you are fit for surgery.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from pacemaker implantation FAQs

(30/12/2013)

You will usually be able to go home one or two days after having a pacemaker implanted. Find out more about recovering after a pacemaker implantation.

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NHS Choices - Risks of pacemaker implantation

(30/12/2013)

As with any medical or surgical procedure, pacemaker implantation has risks as well as benefits. Some of the main risks are described below.

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