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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 Pressure ulcers

NHS Choices - Introduction

(31/10/2014)

Pressure ulcers, sometimes known as bedsores or pressure sores, are an injury that affects areas of the skin and underlying tissue.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of pressure ulcers

(06/02/2015)

Depending on the severity of a pressure ulcer, symptoms can include red or discoloured skin, itchy skin, blisters or an open wound.

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NHS Choices - Causes of pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Pressure ulcers are caused by sustained pressure being placed on a particular part of the body. This pressure interrupts the blood supply to the affected area of skin.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Pressure ulcers are easily diagnosed by looking at them. However, health professionals prefer to prevent ulcers developing in the first place, so it's important to assess a person's risk of developing them.

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NHS Choices - Treating pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Treatment options for pressure ulcers include regularly changing position, special mattresses and dressings, and, in severe cases, surgery.

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NHS Choices - Complications of pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

Even with the best possible medical care, complications can arise from grade three or grade four pressure ulcers and can be occasionally life-threatening.

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NHS Choices - Preventing pressure ulcers

(31/10/2014)

As part of your treatment plan, your care team will discuss with you the best way to prevent pressure ulcers. This may include changing position, checking your skin and a healthy diet.

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