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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 Weight loss surgery

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese.

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NHS Choices - Getting ready for weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

Weight loss surgery and adapting to life after surgery is a challenging process, requiring the input of many different medical professionals working together as a team.

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NHS Choices - How weight loss surgery is performed

(08/05/2015)

The three most widely used types of weight loss surgery are gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, both based on restriction, and gastric bypass, which uses a combination of restriction and malabsorption.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

After weight loss surgery, you'll need a few days to recover. It may also be several weeks or months before you can resume normal activities.

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NHS Choices - Life after weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

It's very important to stick to your recommended diet plan after surgery

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NHS Choices - Results of weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

As long as you stick to the diet and exercise recommendations, all types of weight loss surgery can achieve good, and often impressive, results.

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NHS Choices - Risks of weight loss surgery

(08/05/2015)

The rapid weight loss associated with weight loss surgery can cause a number of side effects and has a number of risks.

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