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24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor

Posted by Brady Bunch on


High Blood Pressure is a silent killer


 

Did you know that every hour, a man, woman or child dies from heart disease and stroke in Ireland? High blood pressure is a major reason for these premature deaths.



If you have been diagnosed or suspected of having high blood pressure, it is important you get it monitored with a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. Whelehans Pharmacy in Mullingar can now fit you...

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Chronic Daily Headaches

Posted by Brady Bunch on


If you take painkillers for longer than 15 days (3 days for codeine) you run the risk of getting medication-overuse headaches. The headaches caused by painkiller overuse last an average of four or more hours. What happens is that after taking a painkiller for headaches for a prolonged period of time, your body becomes used to the painkillers. A 'rebound' or 'withdrawal' headache then develops if...

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Parkinson's Disease

Posted by Brady Bunch on


This article was shortened for my blog, a longer version can be found at www.whelehans.ie or call in to Whelehans pharmacy Mullingar

Parkinson's disease is a long-term disorder of caused by the degeneration of dopamine generating cells in the mid-section of the brain. Its cause is unknown. Symptoms gradually worsen over time. The main symptoms are stiffness, shaking (tremor) and slowing of...

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Exam Tips 2013

Posted by Eamonn Brady on


Exam Tips

 

With Junior and Leaving Cert starting soon, this week I give some tips on how to perform to your full potential.

 



Avoid marathon study sessions

 

Breaking your study day into sections will help as it is harder to concentrate for long periods without a break. A study plan will help achieve this. It is important to allow time for sleep, exercise and fun. 

 



Reducing anxiety

 

Going to bed and...

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How sugar may reduce brain power

Posted by Eamonn Brady on


How sugar may reduce brain power(and Omega 3’s may increase it)
It may seem obvious, but diets high in sugar are bad for our health. There is lots research and evidence on the negative effects of too much sugar on weight, diabetes risk, liver function and even cancer risk. Up until now, there has not been much evidence on the damage too much sugar does to the brain. However a recent UCLA study has...

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