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Parents urged not to send children with flu-like symptoms to school

The HSE is urging parents not to send their children to school if they have flu-like illnesses or any of the associated symptoms, such as a high temperature, aches and pains, or a chesty cough in a bid to curtail the spread of the infection.

Shaking the salt habit out of your diet!

Cara Cunningham, MINDI, Community Dietitian

Croí family room opens at UHG

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A new family room, which has been described as a calming, supportive, space, has opened at University Hospital Galway's coronary care unit. Croí, the heart and stroke charity, recently funded the furnishing and redesign of the facility.

Midlands ACEs Hub to host prominent screening in Athlone

The Midlands ACE’s Hub will screen the award winning documentary ‘Resilience’ in the Dean Crowe Theatre on Monday October, 7, at 10am.

Women’s heart health: the facts

Despite what many may think, cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) is the number one killer of women in Ireland (and worldwide). To further put this into perspective, half of Irish women will die from cardiovascular disease. Moreover, 90 per cent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease — so there is so much that we can do to reduce the risk.

Exercise for your heart

Just like our other muscles, the heart needs to be exercised to work to its full potential. Being active is an important factor in maintaining cardiovascular wellbeing – it can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Did you know that achieving the recommended physical activity targets can reduce your mortality by up to 50 per cent?

Cholesterol — what is it?

Cholesterol is found in the fats in your blood and is a waxy substance that your body needs to build healthy cells. However high cholesterol levels can increase your risk of heart disease. There are two types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL. In simple terms, LDL is considered the ‘bad’ cholesterol. LDL carries cholesterol from your liver to the cells that need it, and if there is too much cholesterol for the cells to use, it can build up as plaque on the artery walls. This can contribute to heart disease or even stroke. VLDL (very low density lipoproteins) is similar to LDL in that it contains mostly fat and carries another type of fat, triglycerides, in the blood. Excess calories, alcohol, or sugar in your body are converted into triglycerides and stored in fat cells throughout your body.

Brown Thomas Galway to launch Autumn Winter 2019 collections at Charity Fashion Luncheon

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On Sunday 8th September, Brown Thomas Galway will launch the exciting new Autumn Winter 2019 collections with a fashion show luncheon in partnership with charities Croí, National Breast Cancer Research Institute and Rosabel’s Rooms. The event will take place in the beautiful five-star surroundings of Glenlo Abbey to raise vital funds for these charities.

Three charities to benefit from fashion luncheon

A fashion show luncheon in partnership with charities Croí, National Breast Cancer Research Institute, and Rosabel’s Rooms, will take place on Sunday September 8 at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel.

AIT researchers working on ‘made to order’ personalised healthcare technology

Researchers have long suspected that taking a number of prescription medications concurrently, otherwise known as polypharmacy, is a leading cause of therapeutic non-compliance among patients.

 

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