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Bradleys Pharmacist Blog

Happy Heart Month | Hypertension The Silent Killer

Posted by Medicare on 23rd Feb 2018

Happy Heart Month | Hypertension The Silent Killer
What is Hypertension? Hypertension or more commonly known as High Blood Pressure occurs in 1 in 3 adults worldwide. Nearly 65% of people over 50 in suffer from it in Ireland & frighteningly nearly half of this number are unaware of their condition due to that fact that hypertension usually has no symptoms.How does it occur? Hypertension can occur on its own, particularly if there is a family history, however it can also caused by lifestyle factors such as A diet too high in sodium Over-consu
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The Importance of Vitamin D

Posted by Trinity College Dublin - Irish Research Team on 14th Sep 2017

Vitamin D deficiency iscommon among the IrishIn what is considered the largest representative study of vitamin D status of older Irish adults, scientists have found widespread vitamin D deficiency among those aged 50 and older.If you are Irish and older than 50, you stand a fair chance of being deficient in vitamin D, a nutrient that is essential for your bone metabolism, muscle strength, and immune system, among other things. Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
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Back To School

Posted by Aileen - Churchtown Pharmacist on 1st Aug 2017

Back To School
As we come into August, we have to start thinking about the kids going back to school. Many parents will celebrate the start of September and many others will be busy preparing for what the new school year might bring. But the transition remains far from painless.Here are some tips to get back to school with a healthy start. ScheduleWe’ve heard those who fail to plan should plan to fail. Preparing for school is no different. Somehow that first day of school sneaks up on us, leaving us weary
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Vitamin Supplements

Posted by Aileen - Churchtown Pharmacist on 10th Jul 2017

Vitamin Supplements
Hello again everyone, On this installment of our pharmacist blog we are looking into Vitamin supplements, which you need & what benefits you will get back from taking them. Normally a well balanced diet consisting of variety of healthy foods should provide you with all the nutrients you need. However, taking supplements can provide additional nutrients when your diet is lacking, or when certain health conditions cause you to develop an insufficiency or deficiency.In most cases, mu
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Travel Health

Posted by Aileen - Churchtown Pharmacist on 29th Jun 2017

Travel Health
Hello again everyone, Congratulations on making to the summer holidays! Now is the time to relax and enjoy having time to yourself. The kids are finished school and you deserve that well earned break. But ask yourself are you ready for your holiday abroad? Do you have all you need in the case of any eventuality?If you are travelling to a destination within the EU you should carry your european health insurance card with you. If you don't have a card you can apply for one in your l
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