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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 Hernia, umbilical

NHS Choices - Introduction

(10/07/2014)

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.

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NHS Choices - How umbilical hernia repair is carried out

(11/11/2013)

Umbilical hernia repair is a fairly quick and simple operation. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes and you or your child will usually be able to go home on the same day.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from umbilical hernia repair

(11/11/2013)

You or your child will usually be able to go home the same day as having an umbilical hernia repair.

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