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Farmers need to look after their heart health
Margaret Hawkins
Has a doctor listened to your heart lately? A stethoscope check can disclose a lot, including information about your heart’s rhythm and the health of its valves, writes Margaret Hawkins.
8 November 2023 Health
Health: ‘The minute she said tumour I thought ‘oh my God, this is serious’
Kathy Higgins, from Donegal was diagnosed with a cystic acoustic neuroma – a benign brain tumour – eight years ago. Here she chats with Margaret Hawkins about her recovery and moving forward in life
25 October 2023 Health
Health: First Responders making a difference in your community
Margaret Hawkins talks to Ger O’Dea from the National Ambulance Service and to farmer Mike Flahive, co-ordinator of Community First Responders in the Beale district of County Kerry.
Katherine's Country: patient care has many faces
A nurse’s kind gesture meant that I was relaxed going into theatre for surgery, writes Katherine O’Leary
13 September 2023 Katherine O'Leary
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
13 September 2023 Health
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
Are you paying too much for your health insurance? Here is how to shop smart
Deciding on health insurance? Paying too much. Not sure where to turn for advice? Margaret Hawkins has some tips on how to choose cost effective cover.
5 July 2023 Health
Sometimes it's hard to keep the bright side out
Though she tries not to be cranky, after a fresh session of chemotherapy it can be difficult to stay in a bright mood. Katherine O'Leary writes.
21 June 2023 Katherine O'Leary
Summer skin problems - treatment tips
The sun may have his hat on and be coming out to stay but the season can trigger skin problems of various types. Margaret Hawkins gets some summer skincare tips from Duleek pharmacist Kathy Maher.
14 June 2023 Health
Men's health week: do you prioritise your healthcare?
With International Men's Health Week happening, Janine Kennedy considers some of the things that can hold us back from prioritising our own healthcare.
14 June 2023 Features
Going abroad for surgery? Here’s how to get reimbursed
Some people have faced a fight to get their overseas surgeries reimbursed. Margaret Hawkins takes a look at how you can avoid such refund refusals.
7 June 2023 Health