HEALTH: here are this month's healthbytes
Margaret Hawkins
Want to know what vaccinations are now available? If you will qualify for a GP Visit Card? Why vaping is a serious concern? Writes Margaret Hawkins.
20 September 2023 Health
Understanding obesity
With almost one in four Irish people living with obesity, Margaret Hawkins learns about the stigma that persists and hears one reader's story of taking the drug Ozempic
13 September 2023 Health
Do you know the signs of sepsis? You could save a life
Seven people die in Ireland every day from sepsis. Being able to recognise the symptoms could save a life. Margaret Hawkins writes
Health: Adding life to your years
Unclear about what palliative care really means? Maebh O’Herlihy, a Church of Ireland priest living with motor neurone disease (MND) in Achill, shares her experience with Margaret Hawkins.
6 September 2023 Health
Onstructive sleep apnoea: a rest robber
Are you dragging yourself around in the daytime? Falling asleep at odd times and feeling foggy brained? If so, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) could be the cause. Margaret Hawkins writes
23 August 2023 Health
Fashion: Let you shine through
Margaret Hawkins meets some of the Irish retailers specialising in style at every size
16 August 2023 Features
School vaccines: what's on offer, when and why?
With schools back next week, what vaccinations can your child avail of during term time? Margaret Hawkins reports.
16 August 2023 Health
'I've been collecting things since I was a chap'
80-year-old John Moore from Co Wexford tells us about the challenges country life has thrown up for him - and his passion for collecting rural artefacts. In conversation with Margaret Hawkins.
2 August 2023 Features
Preventing child obesity - tips for parents
One in five children in Ireland is overweight or living with obesity, so what can parents do to prevent this happening? Margaret Hawkins writes.
2 August 2023 Health
Living, not dying, with cancer
Meath farmer Charlie Hastings was diagnosed with a rare NeuroEndocrine Tumours (NETs) cancer in 2016. His recovery has meant eight trips to Sweden for specialist treatment. Margaret Hawkins reports.
26 July 2023 Health
'I fell out of love with banking and in love with theatre'
Theatre company founder Geoff Gould talks about bringing a Mary Lavin play to the famous short story writer’s native Bective Mills in Co Meath. In conversation with Margaret Hawkins
19 July 2023 Features
Healthbytes: smarter smartphone use, free GP care and more
Want to know when six and seven-year-olds will get free GP care? Why we need Omega-3? Where to get a healthy eating resource booklet for older adults? Margaret Hawkins has these Healthbytes.
19 July 2023 Health