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Where have I been for the last four months? April 14, my birthday. I'd had manflu for a few weeks and was feeling the effects. That birthday started off at work as any normal Monday would have, but instead of ending it eating cake and cursing the passage of another year, I found myself rushed to hospital by ambulance, spending two days in Casualty at UHG. I'd never been in hospital at any stage of my life; not even at birth, so this was a totally new experience for me. My memory of those few days in Casualty is almost non existent, and with my condition deteriorating at an alarming rate I was brought to the High Dependency Unit in Intensive Care, where I was to spend a decent portion of the next month battling a virus that rendered me critically ill for a considerable amount of time.
A Mullingar man who died as a result of an irregular heartbeat within an hour of being discharged from hospital could have died at any time without warning, an inquest has heard.
We have all heard that much used phrase - ‘everyone is different’ - applied in all kinds of circumstances.
Volunteer child and family accompaniment officers are being recruited and trained for the Paediatric Forensic Medical Services to support child victims of sexual assault and their families.
I was lucky enough recently to be invited by Staunton’s Pharmacy on Main Street in Castlebar to be one of 100 women across Ireland to trial Vichy Laboratories’ latest new product line - Idéalia - ahead of its official nationwide launch, which took place this month.
Regina Glennon, Vichy consultant at Weirs Pharmacy, would highly recommend Vichy’s expert and award-winning Dermablend camouflage foundation to cover and conceal minor to severe skin flaws.
Fears about the future of the maternity unit at Mayo General Hospital continued to grow as new details emerged this week about the confidential draft review of services that is under way at hospitals in the west and northwest.
For as long as he can remember, David was overweight. When he started secondary school, it spiralled out of control. He was buying lunches of white bread rolls with all the trimmings, chocolate, fizzy drinks, and sweets.
Local woman Teresa had been overweight for as long as she could remember. She was ill as a child and as she recovered, she was fed lots to “build her up”. Her parents had a chip shop in Athlone, which didn’t help her weight problem.
The local organisers of an annual golf classic, which raises vital funds for Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital and takes place at Galway Golf Club on Friday May 2, are appealing to the public to sponsor events on the day.