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Discussing the potential benefits of how regular Vitamin D can help protect your body against Covid-19

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Can Vitamin D help you fight off Covid-19? By Eamonn and Siobhan of Whelehans Pharmacies   The Irish Medical Journal (IMJ) highlighted the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in Ireland due to the high percentage of deficiency and reported studies showing how Vitamin D prevents respiratory infections including Covid-19 and easing symptoms for those who get infected. (IMJ, April 2020)   What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It helps absorb calcium and phosphorus in the intestines so it can be absorbed by the bones, keeping the skeleton strong. Therefore, preventing bone diseases including, osteoporosis and rickets...

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Great piece from Siobhan Clarke, part of our Pharmacy Technician team at Pearse St offering tips on how to mind your mental health during the current lockdown

Posted by Siobhan Clarke on

Top Ten Tips for Minding your Mental Health during Self Isolation Covid-19 has been daunting in different ways. Our day to day lives have drastically changed, leading to problems such as anxiety, stress and depression. The Irish Government released new measures to decrease movement around the country. Which means many of us are now self- isolating. Keep Calm Look at this period as different as opposed to a negative time. We cannot control everything in our lives, but we can somewhat control our thoughts by practicing mindfulness meditation as a healthy way to adapt the current situation. There are Apps...

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Helping us to help you STAY HOME and SAVE LIVES

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STAY at HOME – SAVE LIVES How you can help us continue to help you stay safe ---- stay home ---- and save lives Whilst it’s too early to say with any certainty when we will see an end to the Coronavirus pandemic, government evidence produced earlier this week indicates that Social Distancing restrictions imposed in March are having an positive impact.  There has been initial success in “flattening the curve” with the infection rate dropping from 33% to 15%. This is hugely encouraging and shows what can be achieved when we all pull together and do the right things in...

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In this weeks blog we revisit advice to help build awareness around Coronavirus, specifically - When and how to use masks

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: When and how to use masks   Symptoms It can take up to 14 days for the symptoms of coronavirus to appear. Symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and fever. Coronavirus can also cause more severe illness including pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.   How coronavirus is spread Coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. You could get the virus if you: come into close contact with someone who has the virus and is coughing or sneezing touch surfaces that someone who has the virus has...

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