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Margaret Hawkins
Margaret Hawkins

Health columnist

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Margaret Hawkins is the health columnist with Irish Country Living.

Financial abuse of the elderly is a hidden but increasing problem, according to the HSE and support organisations. What can you do if you're feeling pressured? Margaret Hawkins reports
By Margaret Hawkins on 19 April 2018
Heard about the baby seal robot that comforts people with dementia? Or the research that could lead to better anti-inflammatory medication for those with arthritis? Read on for all this and more.
By Margaret Hawkins on 12 April 2018
Don’t drag your heels when it comes to looking after your feet – that’s the message this spring. Margaret Hawkins gets lots of advice about what constitutes a good shoe
By Margaret Hawkins on 05 April 2018
A bowel screening test may detect cancer at an early and treatable stage, so why wait when the letter offering you a free BowelScreen test arrives in the post? asks Margaret Hawkins.
By Margaret Hawkins on 29 March 2018
Your mouth can be a window to your overall health. That’s why going to the dentist regularly is important for more reasons than looking after your teeth. Margaret Hawkins talks to Robin Foyle, Irish
By Margaret Hawkins on 22 March 2018
Liveline lit up with the story – thousands of people expressed their anger and dismay at the HSE’s decision to make Versatis pain patches less accessible. Margaret Hawkins reports
By Margaret Hawkins on 01 March 2018
When you have a chronic illness and no medical card but medication is costing a lot what State schemes can help? Margaret Hawkins reports on the various community health schemes available.
By Margaret Hawkins on 15 March 2018
International Women’s Day began in 1908 in order to improve working conditions for women but when it comes to health how has life improved for women in Ireland in the last century? Margaret Hawkin
By Margaret Hawkins on 08 March 2018
Safe Family Farms: Mind your health in lambing season
Margaret Hawkins gives a detailed overview of toxoplasmosis, a particularly high risk disease for pregnant or immune-suppressed people.
By Margaret Hawkins on 16 February 2018
Can eating particular foods cause your arthritis to flare up? Margaret Hawkins asks dietitian Richelle Flanagan of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) to separate fact from myth.
By Margaret Hawkins on 15 February 2018
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