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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 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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