Health: from clarity to quiet - the impact of sudden hearing loss
Margaret Hawkins
Sudden hearing loss can be frightening and strike without warning. With farmers at increased risk from machinery and farm animal noise, experts warn not to suffer in silence, writes Margaret Hawkins.
8 May 2024 Health
Health: hospital car parking charges add insult to injury
The charges for parking your car can add to the financial stress of illness. A cap on charges was recommended by Government back in 2020 but has yet to be implemented, writes Margaret Hawkins.
1 May 2024 Health
Scoliosis scandal: ‘It’s been so heartbreaking to see Liam disintegrate'
The curve in his spine has now passed 85 degrees, causing severe pain and making him sicker as time goes on. Margaret Hawkins talks to Kerry mother Pam Dennehy about her son Liam’s condition.
Managing rosacea – the ‘curse of the Celts’
Rosacea, the skin condition that affects the face, can impact a person’s confidence but with proper treatment and good management, those unwelcome flare-ups can be reduced, writes Margaret Hawkins.
24 April 2024 Health
Postnatal anxiety: don’t let it undermine your joy
Postnatal anxiety can shrink your world, so it’s important to seek help early. Counsellor Irene Lowry has advice for new mums, writes Margaret Hawkins.
17 April 2024 Health
Health special: screening tests that could save your life
Screening tests can catch a health condition even before it starts causing symptoms. Here are the top preventive measures for women, writes Margaret Hawkins.
11 April 2024 Health
Giving the gift of life to her father – Wexford woman’s living kidney donation
Trish Boyce from Co Wexford donated a kidney to her father, dialysis patient John Boyce, in December 2022. Fifteen months on, ‘Team Boyce’ is doing well, writes Margaret Hawkins.
10 April 2024 Health
Health special: 10 tips to keep your health in check
Being proactive about looking after your health can prevent a lot of problems down the line, so it pays to be healthcare savvy with these ten tips, writes Margaret Hawkins.
10 April 2024 Health
Healthbytes: keep informed with the latest health news
Check out all the developments in the world of healthcare with this month’s Healthbytes, writes Margaret Hawkins.
3 April 2024 Health
Health: be wary of strong painkillers – you could easily become addicted
Three days – that’s all it can take to become addicted to over-the-counter or prescription painkillers that are opiate-based, writes Margaret Hawkins.
27 March 2024 l2
How surviving a stroke led to helping others
Sinéad Lucey Brennan suffered a stroke at the age of 28. Eight years on, she is an advocate for those with disabilities, visible and hidden, writes Margaret Hawkins.
13 March 2024 Health
'Anyone can get lung cancer – at any age’
Artist Marina Wild’s diagnosis of lung cancer came completely out of the blue at the age of 34. Now 40 and a mother, she tells her rollercoaster story of treatment, remission, recurrence and hope.
6 March 2024 Health