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This weeks Examiner piece, in association with Dr Emma O’Hara from Castlepollard Medical Practice, discusses the role of Ultrasound in Gynaecology / Womens Health

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The Role of Ultrasound in Gynaecology/Women’s Health Ultrasound is one of the first diagnostic tools used to examine the body for certain conditions like ovarian cysts, fibroids, early pregnancy problems and screening for fertility problems in women. Ultrasound examinations (often referred to as “scans”) are non-invasive and generally take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  Usually they are performed at local radiology departments by radiographers/radiologists, but in the past decade, other medical professionals have started to see the merit in having on-site ultrasound services, in order to speed up diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions. Ultrasound is radiation free, which makes...

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Surviving the menopause - facing, managing and moving on - one lady's personal account

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Menopause How to survive it One Lady’s Experience   Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 35 to 55.  It is a signal that this is the end of a woman’s productive life and monthly periods come to an end. At this time many women can feel unattractive and even less of a woman.   There is help there The very word can send shivers through many women.  Like death and taxes, mild to severe symptoms of the menopause are inevitable.  Everywhere you go, you can get information on the subject, library, internet and magazines, to name a few. Sometimes...

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In the concluding part of Foot Care in the older person, Eamonn offers tips to help prevent foot problems from occurring

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Foot Care in the Older Person (Part 2) This is a continuation of last week’s article on tips on how foot problems can be prevented through proper daily care on the older person.   Make sure your shoes fit Protect your feet by wearing shoes whenever you go outdoors. Shoe size may change as you age so always have feet measured before buying shoes. The best time to measure feet is at the end of the day when feet are largest. Most people have one foot that is slightly larger than the other; fit your shoe to your larger foot....

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In this weeks Health News, Eamonn discusses Foot Care issues in older people

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Foot Care in the Older Person (Part 1) Our feet consist of skin, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. Our feet are vulnerable to repetitive mechanical stress and skin irritations due to repetitive daily usage. Foot problems get more common as we get older as years of use start to take their toll and medical problems such as diabetes, arthritis and poor circulation can cause foot problems. While this article is titled “foot care in the older person”, the advice here is relevant for any age-group. Whelehans Chiropody Service offer reduced price foot treatments for over 65’s.  ...

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In this weeks Topic, the first of two parts discusses Repetitive Strain Injury - causes and suggested treatment

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Repetitive Strain Injury Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an injury caused by repetitive use of muscles. I will shorten the term repetitive strain injury to RSI for this article. It usually occurs in the back, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be undertaking heavy manual work such as drilling or shovelling to develop RSI. Most RSIs are caused by seemingly safe jobs such as writing, using a computer or packing boxes. The most important factor is that the activity is continuous, usually for a long period of time.   Causes Causes include:...

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