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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 Pancreas transplant

NHS Choices - Introduction

(15/07/2014)

A pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure to provide a new source of insulin in the form of a new pancreas for a patient with type 1 diabetes.

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NHS Choices - Why a pancreas transplant is carried out

(15/07/2014)

A pancreas transplant is most often used to help treat people with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes

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NHS Choices - Preparing for a pancreas transplant

(15/07/2014)

If a pancreas transplant is thought to be a suitable option, you will be referred for an assessment

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NHS Choices - How a pancreas transplant is carried out

(15/07/2014)

Pancreas transplants are carried out under general anaesthetic. This means you will lose consciousness and won't feel anything during the procedure.

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NHS Choices - Recovery

(15/07/2014)

You will usually need to stay in hospital for two to three weeks after having a pancreas transplant and it takes several months to recover fully.

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NHS Choices - Complications of a pancreas transplant

(15/07/2014)

Complications of a pancreas transplant include blood clots and infection.

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NHS Choices - 'I was a big bag of emotions – both thrilled and terrified'

(04/09/2014)

Ivy Ashworth-Crees, a former diabetic, talks about how much better her life is since her double kidney and pancreas transplant

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