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CervicalCheck – update 1st May 2018

A Q&A document has been uploaded to which may help to answer some of women’s questions, worries and concerns. If you have other worries and wish to talk to someone in person, you can call CervicalCheck on their Freephone number –  1800 45 45 55, and they will arrange a call back with a […]

Cervical Check Smear Testing – Ministers Announcement Re Repeat Testing

Please note the following announcement from the CervicalCheck website on 29th April 2018 “(29 Apr 2018) We are currently assessing the impact of the Ministers announcement regarding repeat testing for clients of the CervicalCheck programme. Further information on the implementation of this announcement will be provided in due course via this website. The website is […]

Vitamin D and Ireland

Vitamin D and Ireland   Vitamin D is important in the development of healthy bone, muscles and teeth and in the prevention of osteoporosis in adults and rickets in children. Osteoporosis is a silent disease which decreases the strength/thickness of bones and causes them to be more fragile, putting people at risk of fractured/broken bones. […]

Flu vaccination

Flu Season is upon us.  Influenza (‘flu’) is a contagious disease that spreads around every year, normally between October and May.  Flu can affect anyone, can strike quite quickly and can be quite serious.  Every year worldwide thousands of people die from flu.  Some people are more prone to severe infection – elderly, pregnant women, […]

HPV Vaccine – Keith wrote for GCN

GCN Magazine asked Dr Keith to write an opinion piece about the HPV Vaccine for their Sexual Health issue.  Never one to shy away from a controversy Keith wrote that even if you missed out in a school that vaccination is still a good idea for many female patients. You can read his full article […]

Could Vitamin D help prevent the Flu/colds??

A new study, from researchers in Queen Mary University, London has been published in The British Medical Journal. This new evidence shows that taking extra vitamin D could protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections. A review was performed looking at 25 clinical trials in 14 countries. They found that the effects were strongest […]

Wondering about the BCG vaccine for babies?

Until a couple of years ago, every baby received a BCG vaccination in the hospital at birth to prevent against Tuberculosis. If you have had a baby in the last year or two you may be wondering why they have not had this vaccination at birth? The HSE has reported that this vaccine will not […]

New year, new you!

The start of the new year is an excellent time to look after your health and address any health concerns and bad habits that you may have. If you’re a smoker, this is an excellent time to quit! If you need help we can offer smoking cessation advice and support. An excellent resource for helping with […]

Feeling depressed or down this Christmas?

Christmas can be a difficult time for a lot of people, especially as it is the season where people feel that they are expected to be happy and merry and out celebrating. The reality is that Christmas can be a very sad, even traumatic time for some people.  This time of year can accentuate how […]

If you are pregnant or planning pregnancy-are you taking folic acid??

If you are planning a pregnancy or are in your first trimester of pregnancy, it is very important that you take a daily supplement of folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Recent research carried out in the Coombe Hospital has shown that less than one quarter of women are […]

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