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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 […]

Antibiotic Resistance on the rise!

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is on November 18th. The goal of this day is to increase awareness regarding antibiotic resistance in Europe which is on the rise. Both patients and doctors have a significant role to play in preventing antibiotic resistance which could have potentially disastrous consequences if it continues to increase at this rate […]

Time to stop smoking?!

As we are coming into the Winter months, we are seeing more patients presenting with chest infections which can become quite serious especially if there is a history of smoking or asthma. If you are a smoker and are looking to quit, please make an appointment with your doctor for smoking cessation advice and support […]

Flu Vaccine

The new annual flu vaccine will be available in the surgery for 2016/2017 this September. Seasonal influenza vaccine should be given for all patients >65 years, pregnant women, healthcare workers, residents of nursing homes, carers and the following at-risk groups: Chronic heart disease including acute coronoary syndrome Chronic liver disease Chronic neurological disease including multiple […]

If you are pregnant-are you aware of the pertussis vaccine?

According to advice from the HSE all pregnant women between 27-36 weeks should have the pertussis vaccination to prevent their baby from getting whooping cough. If you have questions regarding this please ask your doctor/midwife at your next antenatal visit or look at the information on the following website:

Zika Virus Update – what you need to know

You may have read recently about a new virus – Zika virus – that is affecting South America. It is a virus, spread by mosquitoes, which was known to affect parts of Africa and Asia in recent decades, but has recently spread to new areas and has been implicated in a rise in specific birth defects. […]

Should we be worried about fish oils?

  Recent research has proposed a link between fish oils and prostate cancer, but is it really true?  Expl

Easter Opening Hours 2016

Easter Opening Hours     Good Friday 25th March – 8.30-5.00pm – By appointment Saturday 26th March – 10.00 – 1.00pm – By appointment Easter Monday 28th March – CLOSED Tuesday 29th March – Normal hours – By appointment   Emergency numbers (for registered patients): DUBDOC – tel: 4545607 (6pm -10pm weeknights + 10am-6pm weekends and […]

Meningitis B prevention

Meningitis is an illness caused by inflammation of the tissues around the brain. It can be caused by viruses but the most serious forms of meningitis are bacterial. Currently, children who participate in the childhood vaccination programme receive a vaccine to prevent Meningitis C. Recently, a new vaccine for Meningitis B has become available and is awaiting approval from […]

Managing Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint that most people may experience at one point or another. It can be due to a number of reasons but usually it is not serious and can be managed with exercises and painkillers. It is important to keep active and some of the articles below may be helpful. If you have severe […]

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