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Self-Care Practices That You Can Include in Your Daily Routine   When was the last time you practised self-care? From the minute your alarm goes off in the morning, are you all about doing thi...
Health Eating During Pregnancy
Healthy Eating During Pregnancy   If you plan a pregnancy, a healthy lifestyle will help your body prepare for the pregnancy and give your baby a good start. During pregnancy, you need extra e...
Higgins Pharmacy Video Pharmacist
Higgins Pharmacy Video Consultation Service   Here at Higgins Pharmacy Sligo, we understand the importance of having acess to your Pharmacist, so we have set up Higgins Pharmacy Video Consultat...
Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin   Vitamin D, nicknamed the “sunshine vitamin” is one of many vitamins your body needs to stay healthy. Vitamin D is mostly made in the skin by exposu...
The Benefits of Walking Everyday
The Benefits of Walking Everyday   Can you walk your way to better health, better mood, and even a better waistline? Yes, it’s possible! Our bodies are made for walking. Walking is so ea...
Beauty Essentials You Should Keep In Your Handbag
Beauty Essentials You Should Keep in Your Handbag   When was the last time you sorted through your handbag? How old is that hand cream, and when did you last check the expiry date on that ...
Top Tips for Starting the New Year Healthy
Top Tips for Starting the New Year Healthy We are always one decision away from becoming healthier, so why not start the new year with a pledge to become healthier! We have six tips to start you...
Tips to Help Relieve Stress
Tips to Help Relieve Stress   Stress is all around us. It's not healthy. It's not pleasant and yet – we experience stress as a given these days. Stress can affect you emotionall...
Look After Your Skin This Winter
Look After Your Skin this Winter   Cold air and heating can wreak havoc on your skin.   When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes yo...
Immunity Boosters to keep you healthy this Winter
Immunity Booster to Keep You Healthy This Winter To boost your immune system in cold weather, you must provide your body with extra care and love, and ensure that your immunity holds strong under the...
Prostate Cancer - What you need to know
Prostate Cancer – What You Need to Know   After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Ireland. More than 3,300 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year,...
Sore throat? Here's what to do.
Sore Throat? Here's What to Do   Sore throats are common, especially in the colder months. While most people will have at least two or three every year, they are not usually severe and...
Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Keep Your Heart Healthy  An adult heart beats about 60 to 80 times per minute. The beating sound your heart makes is caused by the opening and closing of its valves. A human heart is roughly the...
5 Tips to look after your Mental Health
5 Tips to Look After Your Mental Health  It is estimated that one in four people in Ireland will experience some mental health problems in their lifetime. Struggling with mental healt...
The Flu Vaccine - Should I get it?
The Flu Vaccine – Should I Get It?   Flu Symptoms  Nobody likes getting the runny nose, high fever, headache, and muscle aches – some of the most common flu symptoms.  S...
Serum vs Moisturiser - What's the Difference
The Importance of Moisturising  Skincare is vital for your daily health. It is more than a beauty concern. Our skin is the body’s largest organ, and while a skincare routine may sound like...
Menopause - Symptoms & Treatments
Menopause Simply, the menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. In Ireland, the average age for a woman to reach menopause is 52. As a woman get...
Hay Fever
AHH CHOOO!!! HAY FEVER SEASON HAS ARRIVED! Have you found yourself waking up with teary eyes, itchy eyes, runny or itchy nose or maybe with skin irritations and feeling tired?  You may be suffe...
HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN ADOLESCENCE
Click here to access Health and Wellness in adolescence presentation. ...
TOP TEN TIPS FOR SLEEP!
10 tips to help you sleep better! Do you get enough sleep? Like every other muscle in our body we have to train our brain to relax and become sleepy. Sometimes this includes changing the physical di...
STOP SMOKING BLOG
5 steps to help you quit smoking! Are you a smoker and want to quit?  On March the 1st  The Health Service Executive (HSE) have declared it National No Smoking day!  A great time to co...
Flu
Don’t Let the Flu get you down!  I hope this blog , which is aimed at discussing, symp toms and treatments of the flu, will inform and better equip you to get through the winter. The flu ...
Cholesterol - Do you know your levels?
Cholesterol – Do you know your levels? Many of us know that too much cholesterol is bad for us – but do we know the difference between good and bad cholesterol? Or how this works in our b...
How fertile are you?
How fertile are you? With the average age of Irish women having their first child now firmly over 30 years old, couples across the country are having difficulties trying to conceive. One of the probl...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 10-15% of Europeans. The symptoms include bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation and uncontrolled diarrhoea. It is a syndrome that...
Skincare Blog
Our skin is precious – Are you looking after your skins health? How our skin ages depends a lot on how we look after it. Many factors play a role in how our skin looks such as: Smoke pollut...
Eczema Blog
Eczema Symptoms of Eczema? Eczema causes a dry, red, itchy rash. It may be scaly, weep, bleed or crust over. 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults suffer from eczema. It is caused when the skins barrie...
Fertility Blog
Infertility - “An introduction”   It is estimated that one in six couples in Ireland are affected by infertility. It is a medical and social condition that can cause considerable so...
Blood Pressure Blog
Blood Pressure – Five tips to keep it normal What is blood pressure anyway? Blood pressure shows the amount of work your heart has to do to pump blood around the body. It is very importan...
Neostrata
Have you ever suffered from dark spots or hyperpigmentation on your face? Hyperpigmentation (Melasma) is common and usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than no...
COPD Presentation
I recently gave a presentation to the Sligo COPD Society. Click this link to view the presentation. ...
Headlice
As September draws closer, pharmacists across the country are replenishing their stocks as usually 1-2 weeks into the new school year there’s a mad panic as desperate parents rush in, in droves!...

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