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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 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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