Health&Fitness

Dr Caitlin: Insomnia — Its Effects And How To Get A Good Sleep

Dr Caitlin: Insomnia — Its Effects And How To Get A Good Sleep

November 18, 2017 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on insomnia… As many as one in three people can have some difficulty with sleeping. However, there are many things you can do to help yourself. This information aims to show you some of them. For example, simple things […]

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Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm 1 comment

  PEOPLE in Tralee are today being asked to join a movement to ensure people who are blind or vision impaired can move around freely and safely. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has launched a nationwide awareness campaign urging people not to place obstacles in the way […]

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Roger Harty: Is That So?

Roger Harty: Is That So?

November 12, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘IS That So’ Is an ancient Zen story of Japanese origin that goes as follows. The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl, whose parents owned a food store, lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered […]

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Dr Caitlin: Coronary Artery Calcification Tests

Dr Caitlin: Coronary Artery Calcification Tests

November 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on measuring calcium in coronary arteries… Coronary artery disease (CAD) is still a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe. There has been much interest in developing screening methods to identify those at risk of having a primary […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

November 10, 2017 at 11:15 am 1 comment

SHE’S done it again. Oakpark native Riona O’Connor has another viral video on her hands after a clip of her singing about how the whole ‘bikini body’ pressure thing is ridiculous, struck a chord with thousands of women. In a facebook post she wrote “Women, Men, Girls, Boys, I love […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys To Host Talks On Mental Health For Sports Communities

Kerins O’Rahillys To Host Talks On Mental Health For Sports Communities

November 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahillys GAA club has announced that — in association with State of Mind Ireland — they will be hosting a number of information events in the club over the coming months which will focus on improving the mental health, well being and working life of sports people and sporting […]

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Roger Harty: Why There Are No Problems In Life

Roger Harty: Why There Are No Problems In Life

November 5, 2017 at 9:28 am 1 comment

I FIRST came across this idea in Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling book ‘The Power of Now’ about ten years ago. To be honest when I first read it I thought it was the most ridiculous statement ever written and that it could not possibly be true as sure everybody has problems […]

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Dr Caitlin: Measles — How It’s Diagnosed And Complications That May Arise

Dr Caitlin: Measles — How It’s Diagnosed And Complications That May Arise

November 4, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on measles… Measles is an infection that mainly affects children but can occur at any age. It is rare in Ireland and the UK, due to immunisation. The illness is unpleasant but most children fully recover. However, some children […]

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Think Ahead To 5k A Day Charity Challenge In January

Think Ahead To 5k A Day Charity Challenge In January

November 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HE raised thousands last year and now a Tralee man is asking people to make a commitment to get active for the month of January for great causes with the 5k A Day Challenge. Last year, Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne’s efforts raised an amazing €5,722 for the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation […]

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Great Line-Up For Sport, Fitness And Nutrition Expo At INEC

Great Line-Up For Sport, Fitness And Nutrition Expo At INEC

November 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

AN expo will bring together leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, nutrition and sport at the INEC in Killarney next January. The one day event, Balance Expo, will inform those who are health enthusiasts and support those who want to start to learn about creating and sustaining a balance […]

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Dr Caitlin: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Rib Injuries

Dr Caitlin: Diagnosis And Treatment Of Rib Injuries

October 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on rib injuries and how to treat them… RIB injuries usually heal themselves in a few weeks. Good painkillers are important so that you can breathe and cough comfortably while the injury heals. After a rib injury, if you feel unwell […]

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Caroline McCarthy among the pamper packs to be distributed to Recovery Haven and Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Caroline Overwhelmed By Support For ‘Pamper Packs’ For Two Charities

October 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND woman has made an incredible gesture to cancer patients across Kerry during  Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by putting together specialised care packs for clients of two Kerry cancer charities. Caroline McCarthy, a distributor of Forever Living natural, Aloe Vera personal care and beauty products,  sought the […]

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Dr Caitlin: Causes And Treatment Of Swollen Lymph Glands

Dr Caitlin: Causes And Treatment Of Swollen Lymph Glands

October 21, 2017 at 7:56 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on swollen lymph glands…  There are a number of causes of swollen lymph glands. The most common cause is infection. See your doctor if you have swollen lymph glands and you do not know why they have swollen, or if […]

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Ciara Sheridan, Robert Powell and Abbie Sheridan at the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Weather Holds For Hundreds Taking Part In Beast Challenge

October 8, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people varying ages headed to the beach on Saturday for yet another Banna Beast Challenge. There were about 350 adults and and around 300 children taking part in the event which saw competitors  face the obstacles on courses of varying lengths. The weather held out which was a […]

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Roger Harty: Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)

Roger Harty: Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)

October 8, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

KISS is an acronym for – Keep It Simple Stupid. In order not to offend anyone and in the event that I am speaking to a lady, one can replace Stupid with Sweetheart. So Keep It Simple Sweetheart. The bottom line is the same thing, it is telling us that […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Sinusitis

Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Sinusitis

October 7, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on sinusitis… Acute sinusitis is a sinus infection which usually goes away on its own without treatment. There are various treatments that may help to ease symptoms. Antibiotic medicines are only sometimes needed. Complications are uncommon but include persistent […]

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Facing the wall at the Beast Challenge in Banna on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

The ‘Beast Challenge’ Returns To Banna This Weekend

October 4, 2017 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of fitness enthusiasts are expected to converge on Banna Beach this Saturday for what has become the bi-annual Beast Challenge. Last April around 500 adults and an incredible 450 children turned up in the sunshine to face the obstacles on courses of varying lengths. For adults it’s a 7km […]

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Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

HOW do you get to Carnegie Hall? This is an aphorism of relatively recent origin and it comes with its own set answer – Practice, Practice, Practice. Practice is really a wonderful thing, because when you look at it, it really is all about giving ourselves another chance. Another chance […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the problem of cataracts… What is a cataract?  Cataract is the word used to describe an area of increasing cloudiness in the lens of the eye — the lens of the eye is located behind the iris (the […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About Worms

Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About Worms

September 23, 2017 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Worms… Worms are parasites that enter the body and are able to live and feed off the person they have entered. The most common worm infection in Ireland is threadworms. Medicines to treat worms are sometimes called anthelmintics. […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kids Fun Cycle In Aid Of Ardfert School Rescheduled For This Sunday

September 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE adults took off on the annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle in aid of the local school two weeks ago, the planned kids cycle for September 10 had to be postponed. Well now the Kids’ Fun Cycle has been rescheduled for this Sunday, September 24. Registration from 10am to 10.45am and […]

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Join The Swimathon In Banna In Aid Of Enable Ireland Kerry

Join The Swimathon In Banna In Aid Of Enable Ireland Kerry

September 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 5th Annual Enable Ireland Swimathon takes place on Sunday, October 1 at Banna Beach Hotel, Ardfert and organisers are looking for people to take part. This is a continuous swim over 8 hours from 10am – 6pm. Organiser Brid Brown says; “There is no age limit and we welcome […]

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Roger Harty: Failure

Roger Harty: Failure

September 17, 2017 at 10:11 am 1 comment

THERE is no such thing as failure, The only real failure is the failure to try. Anytime we try something new, then it is almost inevitable and necessary that it is accompanied by a certain amount of failure, otherwise the statement ‘practice makes perfect’ wouldn’t exist. We see it so often […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Flu Vaccine And Who Should Get It

Dr Caitlin: The Flu Vaccine And Who Should Get It

September 16, 2017 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the flu vaccine and who should get it… Who is most at risk from flu? Anyone can get the flu but it is more severe in people aged 65 years and over and anyone with a chronic medical […]

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Lady Golfers Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

Lady Golfers Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

September 12, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven were delighted with a visit by two members of Tralee Golf Club on Friday as they brought something special with them. The Lady Captain’s Charity Day was held recently out in Barrow and raised €1,585 for the Cancer Support House which was accepted by volunteers on behalf of the facility, […]

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Dr Eamonn Shanahan.

Well-Known Kerry Doctor Shortlisted For National GP Award

September 12, 2017 at 11:21 am 3 comments

A WELL-KNOWN Kerry doctor has been shortlisted in a category in a National GP Awards. GPBuddy.ie, the online resource for GPs in Ireland, has announced details of the shortlisted nominees for this year’s GPBuddy National GP Awards and Dr Eamonn Shanahan (Farranfore Medical Centre, Farranfore) is shortlisted in the ‘GPs in […]

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A sea of colour during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Wonderful Colour From Yesterday’s Charity Run (Part 2)

September 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY saw thousands of euro raised for a great cause from the Crumlin Colour Dash. As we told you earlier today (click here if you missed it), Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health and Fitness organised the fantastic event from the Tralee Bay Wetlands with over 350 people taking part. We […]

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Dr Caitlin: Common Illnesses Passed On In The Playground

Dr Caitlin: Common Illnesses Passed On In The Playground

September 9, 2017 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on some common illnesses now that children are back at school… If your child’s off to school for the first time, you’re probably far more concerned about how they’ll settle in than whether they’ll be ill. But many common […]

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Dr Caitlin: Lupus

Dr Caitlin: Lupus

September 2, 2017 at 10:18 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Lupus… What is Lupus? Lupus is the Latin for wolf, and the medical condition known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (or SLE) takes its name from the fact that it can cause a facial rash, which crudely resembles the […]

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CH Chemists To Welcome Another Top Make-Up Artist Next Month

CH Chemists To Welcome Another Top Make-Up Artist Next Month

August 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE high-profile beauty bloggers/make-up artists continue to come to CH Chemists in the Mall and next month there’s another special event. A Real Techniques Makeup Masterclass with Jade Mullett Pro MUA takes place on Saturday, September 23 at 2pm. Tickets are €5 and are fully redeemable with Real Techniques purchases […]

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