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Full info on the Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine

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The single shot (Janssen) J&J vaccine against COVID-19 Part 2   Update on Vaccines for 18- to 34-year-olds Since Monday 5th July, pharmacies including Whelehans Pearse St and Clonmore Mullingar can supply the Janssen single-dose Vaccine to 18 - 34-year-olds as well as over 50’s. You do not need to register on hse.ie but you need an appointment with the pharmacy. There is currently a limited supply available. As more vaccines become available, we will be able to issue more appointments. Whelehans take bookings on the Whelehans website, but we must temporarily put bookings on hold until we get more...

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Our next Ear Wax Removal Clinic, operated by Blackberry Hearing at our Pearse St store will be Mon 17th May 2021. Click here for booking details etc

Posted by Eamonn Brady on

Ear Wax Removal   Our next Ear Wax Removal Clinic at Whelehans Pearse St is Monday May 17th; call Blackberry Hearing at 01 6978470 to book. Our Ear Wax Removal Clinic is run by Audiologist Rian from Blackberry Hearing. It works by Microsuction which involves cleaning the ears using a small instrument that sucks loosened wax from your ear.   Traditional Ear Wax Removal Often ear wax can build up within the ear, in most cases the earwax loosens and falls out on its own. In some cases, the earwax can build up causing blockage within the ear. Traditionally removing...

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Part 3 of 4 on Swollen Ankles and Fluid Retention - this week - exploring more on swelling related to serious medical conditions

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Swollen Ankles & Fluid Retention  Part 3   I continue the subject of swelling due to more serious medical conditions.   Lymphoedema Lymphoedema can cause fluid build-up. It occurs when the lymphatic system is damaged. The lymphatic system is a series of glands (lymph nodes) around the body connected by a network of vessels similar to blood vessels. Fluid surrounding body tissues usually drains into nearby lymph vessels so it can be transported away and back into the blood. However, if the lymphatic vessels are blocked, excess fluid cannot be re-absorbed and will build up in tissue. Lymphoedema usually affects the arms or legs, although...

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How's your stopping smoking effort going? You're doing so well - and at almost two weeks in - you're through the worst. Part 2 of 4 in our Smoking Cessation series to help support you further

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Smoking Cessation Part 2 Signs health is improving after quitting There are certain initial not so pleasant health effects which occur within the first few weeks of giving up. These will make people feel miserable for a while, but they will pass within a few weeks and are a sign health is improving. Many quitters get a cough or sore throat that gets worse before it gets better. It is caused by the body clearing thick tar and mucus from the lungs and should be cleared in a few weeks. Breathe in steam or sip water. Some develop mouth ulcers...

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Stopping smoking? - first of a 4 part series to help you through January and achieve your goal to quit

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Smoking Cessation Part 1       10 reasons to stop smoking Makes hair clothes and breath smell Teeth and fingers get stained brown with nicotine Smoking ages the skin prematurely 20 cigarettes a day cost approximately €5096 a year (since budget 2021; now €14 per pack). Ireland is the most expensive place in Europe and third most expensive in the world (after Australia and New Zealand) for cigarettes. Smokers are 10 times more likely to die from a major heart attack or stroke 9 out of 10 lung cancer deaths are because of smoking Male smokers have a lower...

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