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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 Knee surgery, anterior cruciate ligament

NHS Choices - Introduction

(09/10/2014)

If you tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee, you may need to have reconstructive surgery.

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NHS Choices - Deciding to have surgery

(15/11/2013)

The decision to have knee surgery will depend on the extent of damage to your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and whether it affects your quality of life.

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NHS Choices - Preparing for knee surgery

(15/11/2013)

Before having knee surgery, you may need to wait for any swelling to go down and the full range of movement to return to your knee.

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NHS Choices - How knee surgery is performed

(13/11/2014)

A number of methods can be used to reconstruct an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). A tendon from elsewhere in the body is often used to replace the damaged ACL.

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NHS Choices - Risks of knee surgery

(15/11/2013)

In over 80% of cases, surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) fully restores the functioning of the knee.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from knee surgery

(15/11/2013)

Recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee surgery can take up to a year.

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