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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 Pericarditis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(30/12/2014)

Pericarditis is swelling of the pericardium, which is the fluid-filled sac that surrounds your heart.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

The most common symptom of acute pericarditis is chest pain which is worse when lying down.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

It's not always clear what causes pericarditis, although a viral infection is usually suspected.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

The first stage in the diagnosis of pericarditis is to ask about your symptoms and recent medical history.

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NHS Choices - Treating pericarditis

(17/04/2015)

Pericarditis is usually treated with medication, although surgery is used in rare cases.

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NHS Choices - Complications of pericarditis

(30/12/2014)

In rare cases, pericarditis can develop into further problems, some of which can be life-threatening.

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