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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 Rheumatic fever

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/07/2014)

Information on rheumatic fever from NHS Choices, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment, with links to other useful resources.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

Read about symptoms of rheumatic fever, including arthritis, inflammation of the heart and Sydenham chorea, which can develop one to five weeks after a streptococcal throat infection.

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NHS Choices - Causes of rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

Most experts believe rheumatic fever is caused by the immune system malfunctioning. Almost all cases develop a few weeks after a throat infection.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

As rheumatic fever can cause so many different symptoms, a type of checklist known as the "Jones Criteria" is used to help diagnose it.

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NHS Choices - Complications of rheumatic fever

(10/07/2014)

Complications of rheumatic fever can include rheumatic heart disease, which causes dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath and tiredness.

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