New campaign to tackle county’s diabetes levels

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Pictured at the launch of Mayo Diabetes Awareness Month were: Corena Campbell, diabetes nurse specialist, Mayo PCCC; Marie Todd, advanced nurse practitioner, Mayo General Hospital; Dr Elizabeth Brosnan, consultant endocrinologist, Mayo General Hospital; Kathy McSharry, practice nurse coordinator; Bernie McDonnell, diabetes nurse specialist, Mayo General Hospital; and Ailish Houlihan, Croí nurse.

A number of local and regional agencies have come together to launch and new project to raise awareness about diabetes in the county.

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Free hearing clinic to visit Mayo

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Hidden Hearing’s mobile clinic will be in Mayo next week, visiting SuperValu in Achill on Thursday November 20 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

A visit to the mobile clinic is a great opportunity to find out if you are suffering from hearing loss and more importantly, do something positive about it.

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Meningitis cases peak during winter months

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis is more important than ever during the winter months as cases tend to peak at this time of the year, according to ACT for Meningitis, the Irish charity for meningitis awareness and support.

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Resistance is far from futile

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Resistance training is one of the core elements of the eight-week fitness challenge which Sean Walsh, Michael Marigliano, and I, at The Mayo Advertiser, have taken up with the McWilliam Park Hotel leisure centre.

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New campaign raises awareness on COPD

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness about COPD, the respiratory disease which killed nearly 100 people in Mayo last year.

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Muscles are sore but motivation is at an all time high

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

It didn’t take long for the team at the Mayo Advertiser to respond with great enthusiasm when management at the gym of the McWilliam Park Hotel offered to put us through our paces for an eight-week fitness challenge in the run-up to Christmas.

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Why wait to the New Year to start your resolution?

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Whether we like to think about it or not Christmas is just under eight weeks away.

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Get fit this winter with classes at Breaffy Club

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Fitness classes, incorporating all types of fun and challenging ways to stay fit and healthy this winter, have now resumed at Breaffy Club.

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Acupuncture can address neck and back problems

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Standard anti-inflammatory treatments, physical therapy and medications can sometimes mask neck and back pain but, if you want to get to the root cause so it does not come back again, acupuncture combined with Chinese massage could be a good option.

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Some more horrid Halloween delights

Fri, Oct 31, 2014

By Mark Gallagher

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Don’t wait until the New Year to start your new resolution

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Whether we like to think about it or not Christmas is just under 20 weeks away. Every year it’s always the same old story after Christmas, too much food and too many parties have us all feeling like Santa Claus himself.

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Essential oil treatments can help to melt away stresses

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Demure, Castlebar, has introduced a new treatment which uses specially blended essential oils and massage to not only melt away stress but which can also to be used to ease the symptoms of a range of ailments and conditions.

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