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Ask a Pharmacist – Colm Kennelly

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Colm Kennelly explains all about seasonal flu and how the flu vaccine works – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 3 October 2018. This month sees the start of the annual Flu Vaccine campaign and Pharmacists all over the country will be providing the vaccine to patients – many of us… Read more >


Flu Vaccination Service 2018

What is flu?  Flu is a common infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the flu virus. It usually occurs during the winter months. For most people, it is an unpleasant but not life-threatening illness. What is the flu vaccine and how does it work? The seasonal flu vaccine helps your immune system to… Read more >


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Ask A Pharmacist – Laura Armstrong

Life Pharmacy’s Laura Armstrong answers some of the most commonly asked questions about what you can do to keep the family healthy as the kids return to school – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 September 2018. How can I encourage healthy sleeping habits? It’s hard to believe the glorious summer of 2018… Read more >


Loyalty Exclusive: Save on Back to School Vitamins this September!

LOYALTY EXCLUSIVES: With the kids going back to school this week, we’ve got some great deals on children’s multivitamins when you swipe your Loyalty card! Nature’s Aid Kidz Pro 5 and Multivitamins & Mineral Tablets are both down to €5, whilst Nature’s Aid Vitamin C 1000mg and 500mg are both reduced to €2. Offer available… Read more >


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Ask a Pharmacist – Catherine Flynn

Life Pharmacy’s Managing Pharmacist Catherine Flynn answers some of your most frequently asked questions about vitamins – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 1 August 2018. Why is it necessary to give my baby Vitamin D? Medical evidence in Ireland shows that children and mothers have low levels of vitamin D which can… Read more >


Diabetes Care and Blood Glucose Screening

Diabetes occurs when there is a lack of a hormone called insulin in the body, or when the body does not respond properly to insulin. Insulin is released by an organ called the pancreas. It is responsible for letting glucose (sugar) in to the cells in the body to produce energy. Without insulin, the amount… Read more >


Hay Fever Advice

Hay fever is a common condition that is estimated to affect around 20% of people. Hay fever is more likely if there is a family history of allergies, particularly asthma or eczema. If you are a regular sufferer then early action ahead of symptoms is essential. Symptoms The symptoms of hay fever include: frequent sneezing… Read more >


Stop Smoking Advice

Stopping smoking is one of the most positive things you can do for your health. It is never too late to start your journey to improved health, wellbeing and quality of life. Life Pharmacy is on hand to give you helpful advice and tips on increasing your chances of successfully stopping. We also stock a… Read more >


5 Steps to Heart Health

With around 10,000 people suffering from Cardiovascular Disease annually, heart-related illnesses are now the number one cause of death in Ireland. According to the HSE, Coronary Heart Disease, including heart attack, accounts for 22% of all deaths recorded annually. Having a healthy heart is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Failing to take care of your… Read more >


Blood Pressure: Know The Facts

Blood pressure is one of the most widespread topics of discussion among medical professionals today. We at Life Pharmacy would like our patients to know the facts about blood pressure, as maintaining a healthy blood pressure can be key to maintaining a healthy life.  So what is blood pressure? Blood pressure can be defined as… Read more >