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World Stroke Day reminds us of the great importance of awareness
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This Friday 29 October 2021 marks World Stroke Day and stroke survivor Martin Quinn reminds us of the importance of knowing stroke symptoms and acting on them fast.
28 October 2020 Health
Early health warnings you shouldn’t ignore
COVID-19 is affecting people’s willingness to visit GPs and hospitals for check-ups and tests, but this can lead to unnecessary fatalities, writes Margaret Hawkins.
4 December 2019 News
Two farmers told to seek medical attention after Croí heart check
Two farmers advised to seek immediate medical attention as over 80 farmers queue for blood pressure tests in Ennis Mart
Health: learning how to save a life
Fancy saving a life? You could if you know how to perform CPR, writes Margaret Hawkins
5 June 2019 Health
STROKE: It's vital to act FAST
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
31 January 2018 Health
Hospital visits
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
18 October 2017 Health
The health check that could save your life
Having a timely health check could save your life. Wexford farmer Colm Doran (68) tells Margaret how a free check-up saved his life
23 August 2017 Health
What does your pain feel like? - living with chronic pain
In 25% of Irish homes, there is a person suffering from chronic pain. Margaret Hawkins talks to pain consultant Dr Paul Murphy and to Ivan Yates about themypainfeelslike… campaign.
18 May 2016 Health
Go on.... have a (happy) heart
Make like Pharrell Williams and get happy for the Irish Heart Foundation
8 April 2015 Features
Celebs go "On The Dry" for Irish Heart Foundation
Join a host of Irish celebrities ‘On The Dry’ for the Irish Heart Foundation in January
22 December 2014 Features
Why it’s time for women to prioritise their heart health
Cardiovascular disease in the number one killer of women in Ireland. Margaret Hawkins learns why it’s time for women all over Ireland to prioritise their heart health
17 December 2014 Health
Limerick woman Ann Curtin, shares her story for Carers' Week
Ann Curtin never imagined she would be one of Ireland's 187,122 family carers, never mind become carer of the year for her selfless dedication to her husband and her son.
4 June 2014 Features