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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

November 19, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

19th November 2020 European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2020 EAAD was marked on Wednesday 18 November 2020, in partnership with WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November 2020). Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the action of an antibiotic. Antibiotic resistance severely limits the number of antibiotics available for the treatment of […]

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Flu Vaccine Update

October 30, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Flu Vaccine Update

Dr Madeleine Ní Dhálaigh on the free flu vaccine for children. #VaccinesWork pic.twitter.com/y5zVYSSWow — Irish Medical Organisation (@IMO_IRL) October 29, 2020   The Irish Medical Organisation is encouraging all parents to contact their GP to have children aged 2-12 years vaccinated against the flu. The nasal vaccine is safe, simple and free. Protect your child […]

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Flu Vaccine for Children – Now Available

October 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Flu Vaccine for Children – Now Available

Appointment slots are now available for the flu vaccine for children. This year due to Covid-19 the Flu Vaccine will be available by appointment only. Athboy Family Practice is running designated Flu Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Booking by by phone (046-943-0098) or email ([email protected]) and we will return your call with an appointment.

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2020/2021

September 15, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2020/2021

Appointment slots are now available for the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine for children is also now available. This year due to Covid-19 the Flu Vaccine will be available by appointment only. Athboy Family Practice will be running designated Flu Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Booking by by phone (046-943-0098) or email ([email protected]) and […]

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How can you reduce the chance of getting Dementia?

July 31, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on How can you reduce the chance of getting Dementia?

Worldwide around 50 million people live with dementia, and this number is projected to increase to 152 million by 2050. The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care have identified 12 risk factors that might prevent or delay up to 40% of dementias (You can read the original Lancet Article here). Excessive alcohol consumption […]

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What to do if you are feeling unwell?

June 24, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on What to do if you are feeling unwell?

The threat of Covid-19 is still with us in society today and the risk of contracting the virus has lessened substantially since last March. However, it can be difficult to know what to do if you are feeling unwell. It is important not to ignore or put off seeking medical treatment for other abnormal signs […]

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Alchohol and COVID-19

May 27, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Alchohol and COVID-19

Alchohol and COVID-19 The disruption we are all facing in our lives at the moment can be difficult to cope with and can leave us feeling powerless, lonely, stressed and bored. Our emotions and moods are up and down more than normal. Dealing with all of this and being at home all the time, means […]

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COVID-19 Tips for making your own facemask at home

May 15, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients   |   Comments Off on COVID-19 Tips for making your own facemask at home

Tips for making your own facemask from cloth: 1. Pick a thicker fabric – Hold up to bright light and if you can see the light outlining the individual fibres in the fabric it is probably not going to make a great filter. It goes without saying that if you hold the fabric up to […]

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Notice of Changes to the way the Practice operates

May 14, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Notice of Changes to the way the Practice operates

Due to Covid 19 we have had to make some significant changes to the way that we work within the practice. Please read the information below prior to coming to the Surgery: The practice is currently working on an Appointment only basis;   We would kindly ask that where possible only one person enters the […]

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Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic

The HSE is reminding parents to continue to get their babies vaccinated on time during the Covid-19 pandemic as vaccine preventable diseases (such as measles, mumps, polio, whooping cough) continue to be reported, according to the Director of the HSE National Immunisation Office, Dr Lucy Jessop. “This week is World Immunisation Week and it is […]

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