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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 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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