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When Gearóidín Uí Loideáin contacted her friend Norita one day two years ago and said she was taking her to the city for some retail therapy little did she realise that that trip to the shops would save her friend's life.
As many as one in five people in Galway will have a stroke at some time in their lives. A stroke which is a ‘brain attack’ - is to the brain, what a heart attack is to the heart, says local heart & stroke charity Croi, ahead of World Stroke Day on Thursday October 29.
The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West has been held throughout the month of August this year and has already raised more than €100,000.
The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West which is now in its 15th year, will be taking place throughout the month of August this year. The swim which would normally see 150 people crossing the bay in July has had to be reimagined for 2020.
One of the first things we all heard about the Coronavirus was how those with underlying heart conditions had the worst outcomes. In the early days, as Dr Tony Holohan announced the daily death rate, he would make a special mention of the number of deaths with ‘pre-existing’ medical conditions. This messaging, together with probably the strongest public health messages of all time to ‘stay at home’ has struck fear in the hearts and minds of those living with or caring for those with heart and related conditions.
Saolta has drawn up a “surge plan” to meet the challenges expected to face the health service as the pandemic peaks - the HSE believes this will take place within the coming days and week. This will see a field hospital at the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway and a self-isolation centre at the Connacht Hotel.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused great alarm and distress across the country. Understandably, many of those living with heart disease are anxious and concerned.
Heart and stroke presentations in Irish hospitals have fallen in recent weeks due to public concerns
The Irish Heart Foundation has expressed its concern that people experiencing symptoms of heart disease and stroke are not presenting at hospital due to concerns about the coronavirus and not wanting to burden the healthcare system.
Orthotics are devices applied to the body to maintain or alter the position of a joint or body part and are used to reduce pain, improve functional mobility, and reduce the risk of further injury. Orthotics assist in the treatment of a range of pathologies including foot drop. But what is foot drop?