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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 Rheumatoid arthritis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(11/03/2015)

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

(11/03/2015)

Rheumatoid arthritis mainly affects the joints, although it can cause problems in other parts of the body too.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis

(20/01/2015)

Rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to diagnose because many conditions cause joint stiffness and inflammation and there is no definitive test for the condition.

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NHS Choices - Treating rheumatoid arthritis

(11/03/2015)

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but treatment can help reduce inflammation in the joints, relieve pain and prevent or slow joint damage.

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NHS Choices - Living with rheumatoid arthritis

(22/09/2014)

Rheumatoid arthritis can be life-changing. You may need long-term treatment to control your symptoms and reduce joint damage.

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NHS Choices - Complications of rheumatoid arthritis

(22/09/2014)

Having rheumatoid arthritis can put you at a higher risk of developing other conditions, particularly if it is not well controlled.

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NHS Choices - 'Dancing got me through the roughest times'

(24/09/2014)

Paul Casimir has been living with arthritis for half his life, but he doesn’t let it stop him doing the things he enjoys.

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NHS Choices - 'If I get enough sleep and don't overdo things, it's manageable'

(24/09/2014)

Jonathan Gledhill was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when he was 27. He explains how arthritis affects his life.

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