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Margaret Hawkins
Margaret Hawkins

Health columnist

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Margaret Hawkins is the health columnist with Irish Country Living.

Want to know more about self-employed people now being entitled to free glasses and dental checks? Why we should all be aware of meningitis B? Margaret Hawkins reports
By Margaret Hawkins on 16 November 2017
You can avoid chronic complications by managing your Type 2 diabetes properly. Margaret Hawkins talks to Diabetes Ireland’s Clair Naughton and to GP Tony O’Sullivan.
By Margaret Hawkins on 02 November 2017
Cellulitis can affect any age group but it can also be a reason for many older people spending substantial time in hospital.Margaret Hawkins talks to a Consultant Physician about the condition
By Margaret Hawkins on 26 October 2017
Visiting family and friends in hospital is very important but are you sticking by the rules when turning up at the bedside? Margaret Hawkins reports on the dos and don’ts of hospital visiting
By Margaret Hawkins on 19 October 2017
Long fought for improvements in Fair Deal’s financial regulations were expected in Budget 2018, but on the medical side what does applying for a nursing home place involve? Margaret Hawkins reports
By Margaret Hawkins on 12 October 2017
At 45 years old, Leo Hynes has lost most of his sight. Margaret Hawkins talks to him ahead of World Sight Day on 12 October.
By Margaret Hawkins on 05 October 2017
What happens when your high-tech miracle drug is at risk of being withdrawn?
By Margaret Hawkins on 28 September 2017
Sepsis can kill very quickly, but many are unaware of its danger. Margaret Hawkins talks to Ciaran Staunton, an Irish dad living in New York, whose 12-year-old son Rorydied of sepsis in 2012
By Margaret Hawkins on 21 September 2017
Imagine swallowing a tiny, high-tech camera that can examine your bowel and detect disease. No, it isn’t a Star Trek story, writes Margaret Hawkins.
By Margaret Hawkins on 14 September 2017
On the autism spectrum? Then you’re different, not less. That was the compelling message from Professor Temple Grandin, the US expert on autism. Margaret Hawkins reports
By Margaret Hawkins on 07 September 2017
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