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Margaret Hawkins
Margaret Hawkins

Health columnist

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Margaret Hawkins is the health columnist with Irish Country Living.

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
Want to know how wearing tight clothes can damage your health? How much the Drugs Payment Scheme threshold has been lowered? What disease makes you smell of fish. Read on for all this and more.
By Margaret Hawkins on 22 February 2018
Is falling in love a risky business? Is love good for your health? With Valentine’s Day round the corner, Margaret Hawkins takes a look at love.
By Margaret Hawkins on 08 February 2018
Tipperary man Martin Quinn had a stroke while on local radio in January 2013. Listeners probably thought he was drunk. Margaret Hawkins hears his inspiring story of recover as he relays advice about b
By Margaret Hawkins on 01 February 2018
Too many people are diagnosed with lung cancer at a late stage – and too few of us know the signs and symptoms. Why is this, asks Margaret Hawkins.
By Margaret Hawkins on 25 January 2018
Redhills in Co Cavan is a picturesque border village that looks to its past to enrich and benefit its present, writes Margaret Hawkins.
By Margaret Hawkins on 01 February 2018
Sinusitis – inflammation of cavities around the nose – is a condition that can make life very uncomfortable. Margaret Hawkins speaks with surgeon Neil Riley of Aut Even Hospital about treatment
By Margaret Hawkins on 18 January 2018
After coming across biltong through fitness classes, 19-year-old Maurice Allshire decided to shelve college and work on adding the dried beef snack to the family’s food range, writes Margaret Hawkins.
By Margaret Hawkins on 18 January 2018
Have you heard of the Hospital Saturday Fund? The health plan arm of this charity refunds money on medical expenses like GP visits, consultants’ fees and scans, writes Margaret Hawkins.
By Margaret Hawkins on 11 January 2018
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