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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 Slipped disc

NHS Choices - Introduction

(07/08/2014)

A slipped disc, also known as a prolapsed or herniated disc, is where one of the discs in the spine ruptures and the gel inside leaks out.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

Most people with a slipped disc experience pain on one side of the body which starts slowly and gets worse over time.

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NHS Choices - Causes of a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

A slipped disc occurs when the circle of connective tissue surrounding the disc breaks down. This allows the soft, gel-like part of the disc to swell and protrude out.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose a slipped disc from your symptoms and medical history. You will also have a number of physical examinations.

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NHS Choices - Treating a slipped disc

(13/10/2014)

In most cases, a slipped disc will eventually shrink back between your vertebrae. Any pain will usually ease as the disc stops pressing on the affected nerve.

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NHS Choices - Preventing a slipped disc

(06/08/2014)

To avoid back pain and help prevent a slipped disc, you should keep mobile, exercise regularly, maintain good posture and lift heavy objects correctly.

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