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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 Varicose veins

NHS Choices - Introduction

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that are usually blue or dark purple. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins are dark purple or blue in colour, and are usually twisted and bulging in appearance. Some people with varicose veins may experience pain.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

If you have varicose veins and they do not cause you any discomfort, you may not need to visit your GP. Varicose veins are rarely a serious condition.

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NHS Choices - Treating varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins do not always need treatment. If your varicose veins are not causing you discomfort, you may not need to have treatment.

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NHS Choices - Complications of varicose veins

(22/10/2014)

Varicose veins can cause complications because they stop your blood flowing properly. Most people who have varicose veins will not develop any complications.

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