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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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