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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 Sprains

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/07/2014)

Sprains and strains are very common injuries that affect muscles and ligaments.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sprains and strains

(06/06/2014)

The main causes of sprains and strains are sporting activities or accidents that involve a fall or a collision.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing sprains and strains

(06/06/2014)

When diagnosing a strain or sprain, your doctor will ask how you injured yourself and will perform a physical examination. In severe cases, an X-ray may be needed.

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NHS Choices - Treating sprains and strains

(07/01/2015)

Most mild to moderate sprains and strains can often be treated at home using self-care techniques. Painkillers can also be used to ease pain.

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NHS Choices - Preventing sprains and strains

(09/04/2015)

There are several ways you can help prevent sprains and strains, such as warming up properly before exercising and wearing suitable footwear.

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