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Sports Injuries

‘I’ve just started with a personal trainer, but some of the exercises she has given me make my knee hurt. I want to continue but am worried I am damaging my knee after such a long time of not doing any real exercise.’ We all know that taking part in physical activity is good for…

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Staying Healthy After Retirement

‘I was speaking to a lady who was anxious about retiring. She was looking forward to it but was worried that after being in a job full time for so many years, she was worried how she would deal with the change.’ Just because you have retired doesn’t mean you should slow down. Having some…

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Cholesterol

I spoke to a customer a few days ago who had been told that his cholesterol was too high and that he needed to reduce the amount of saturated fat in his diet. He came into the pharmacy and said he was really confused about what this meant.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where bone density is lost, making them more likely to break. Losing bone density is a normal part of the ageing process, but for some people it can lead to the development of osteoporosis.

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Head Lice Symptoms and Treatments.

In the first of a series of monthly articles, written for the Avondhu, to focus on health and disease issues, Mike Walsh, looks at head lice, the symptoms and treatments.

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