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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 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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