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Galway is the first city and county in Europe to launch a heart failure awareness campaign.
THE GALWAY Arts Centre's 2018 visual art programme will feature a mix of Irish and international artists and partnerships with several festivals, including the Cúirt international Festival of Literature, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, and Galway International Arts Festival.
More than 500,000 people aged 65 and older in Ireland are at risk of getting pneumococcal disease, or pneumo, this winter.
Many families in Ireland have been touched in some way by the effects of Ireland’s biggest killer, heart disease. Heart disease is a silent killer that has impacted on so many lives. Many of us have had personal experience with loved ones who have suffered a heart attack or stroke. When this happens, we can find ourselves overwhelmed by the initial shock and confused by the treatment and recovery process. This is when a charity like Croí is so important. Croí is a not-for-profit organisation which is dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Croí provides a range of essential services for the general public that help to support patients and their families during the recovery process.
The expert diabetes health team from Galway University Hospital, in association with Croí and Diabetes Ireland, will host an interactive patient evening at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway on World Diabetes Day, November 14.
Stroke is Ireland's biggest killer after cancer and heart disease, resulting in 2,000 deaths and 7,000 hospitalisations a year, but many strokes are preventable and treatable, and recognising signs and symptoms early are vital.
A special information meeting for people living with an implantable cardiovertor defibrillator will take place in Galway on Saturday September 3.
All roads led to the Bounty last Friday, June 3 as the presentation of the proceeds of the Anthony O’Brien Memorial Cycle were made to heart and stroke charity Croí.
Fewer people are exercising at the recommended weekly levels than they were 15 months ago, according to new research from the Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF). Just over a quarter (26 per cent) of Ireland’s workforce exercise at the recommended level of over 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week, down from almost a third (32 per cent) only fifteen months ago. Four in ten (42 per cent) say they are either totally or extremely inactive during their working day. The research was commissioned to mark Ireland’s second National Workplace Wellbeing Day on Friday, 8th April 2016, which is being organised by the Nutrition & Health Foundation and supported by Ibec.