Health&Fitness

Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Pieta House To Move Its Service In Balloonagh To Moyderwell Centre

January 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

PIETA House will move its Balloonagh services to its Moyderwell base after it was revealed its lease on Catherine McAuley House had ended and the property is to be sold by the Diocese of Kerry. The suicide prevention charity had taken over the client base of the Console charity, which was located at […]

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Orlagh Winters: Irish Cancer Society Ad Campaign Sickens Me

Orlagh Winters: Irish Cancer Society Ad Campaign Sickens Me

January 18, 2017 at 10:29 am 0 comments

DRIVING home from University College Hospital Galway during the week, I turned the radio off in temper. Why? Because of that bloody advert for the Irish Cancer Society. You know the one, “I want to get cancer…” It angers and sickens me so much that I can feel the bile rise inside […]

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Roger Harty: Tradition And Culture

Roger Harty: Tradition And Culture

January 15, 2017 at 11:29 am 1 comment

DID you ever hear the comment passed about someone –‘He’s a nice man but there is no real depth to him’? What does this word ‘depth’ mean and is it important if he is a nice man? Well I suppose nice is good but if we really want to develop […]

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Free Event At Manor West Hotel To Focus On Women’s Health

Free Event At Manor West Hotel To Focus On Women’s Health

January 14, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

A SPECIAL event discussing a range of topics to do with women’s health will be held in towards the end of the month at the Manor West Hotel. Sam McCauley’s Chemists, in conjunction with Dr Mary McCaffrey (Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) and Dr Haroon (Consultant Rheumatologist) are inviting people to ‘A Discussion On […]

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Dr Caitlin: What Causes Hair Loss And Treatment For It

Dr Caitlin: What Causes Hair Loss And Treatment For It

January 14, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on hair loss which causes concern for many men and women… What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss? The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for two to six years. Each hair grows approximately 1 cm (less […]

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Seven Things To Ponder Before Starting Your New Year Exercise Regime

Seven Things To Ponder Before Starting Your New Year Exercise Regime

January 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

Micheal Dillon, of Kinetic Health And Fitness Gym in Monavalley, gives some advice on what to do before you jump into a fitness plan for the new year… 1. Plan Out Your Goals The biggest mistake that most people make when they start training is exercising for the sake of […]

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Dr Caitlin: Head Lice Are Not Nice

Dr Caitlin: Head Lice Are Not Nice

January 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of St Brendan’s Park Medical Centre, looks at the problem of head lice which can occur when children go back to school… Head lice are tiny greyish-brown wingless insects that are about the size of a sesame seed when fully grown. They have six legs that end […]

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Hilda Doody, Margaret O'Connor, Caroline Coffey and Heidi Heinrich at the opening night of the Garvey's Get Fit campaign at Garvey's Supervalu on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Good Turnout As Garvey’s Get Fit Crew Takes To The Road

January 6, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

A DRY night and a great atmosphere helped kick off the Garveys Supervalu series of walks to coincide with the launch of Operation Transformation this week. The ‘Garvey’s FitCrew’, were joined at the start by members of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and Head Coach Mark Bernsen, who encouraged the fine turnout present to persevere with […]

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Garvey’s Supervalu Is All Set To Get You Healthier For The New Year

Garvey’s Supervalu Is All Set To Get You Healthier For The New Year

January 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

LOTS of exercise, great fun and healthy eating are the order of the day at Garveys Supervalu Tralee where customers, staff and friends are beginning a fantastic new programme of fitness in association with Operation Transformation tonight. Aptly named ‘Garvey’s FitCrew’, they have planned out a series of walks/runs around the town over an 8-week period. This wonderful initiative begins tonight (Thursday) and […]

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Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle This Saturday

January 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

NOW that we’re pretty much over Christmas and into the new year, many people are starting to think about getting fitter and healthier. While national walk day is on Saturday, if you’re feeling a bit more energetic then why not hop on your bike instead for the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle. The […]

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Council Urges People To Take Part In National Walk Day

Council Urges People To Take Part In National Walk Day

January 3, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is urging people to get walking this Saturday for the annual Operation Transformation National Walk Day. This is the seventh year of this national event where thousands of people throughout the country, including in Kerry, put on their walking shoes and take to the pathways of Ireland. Kerry walkers […]

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Roger Harty: Yahweh

Roger Harty: Yahweh

January 1, 2017 at 11:54 am 2 comments

ABOUT 10 years ago I was first introduced to a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle – it is a testament to this book that it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. At first I couldn’t make  head nor tail of it and I put it away […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

December 31, 2016 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on applying CPR to a person suffering cardiac arrest… Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique which should be administered as soon as possible to a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest (their heart has stopped […]

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Roger Harty: The Art Of Kaizan

Roger Harty: The Art Of Kaizan

December 18, 2016 at 10:50 am 1 comment

‘KAIZEN’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘good change’ but it is used in business terms meaning the philosophy of ‘continuous effort at improvement’. The great Toyota car company in Japan would be a good example of the kaizen philosophy at work. As I have often said, there is a huge […]

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Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

December 17, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on the abuse of alcohol and its effects… Sensible drinking Nearly one in four adults risks their health by drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol. One unit is equal to 8g, or about 10ml, of pure alcohol. […]

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Elma Walsh and Colin 'Poshey' Ahern launching the 5k A Day challenge.

Poshey To Take Up 5k A Day Fundraiser To Promote Positive Mental Health

December 15, 2016 at 9:14 am 0 comments

WHILE many people will be starting their new health regime at the beginning of next month, why not combine it with this great fundraiser. Mental health awareness campaigner, Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne has set himself a new challenge and he wants as many people as possible to join in. He intends to run […]

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Audrey Rigney, Julie Deenihan, Damien Kissane and Sandra O'Riordan at the Santa 5k Fun Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Sea Of Santas At The Annual 5k Fun Run

December 12, 2016 at 10:59 am 0 comments

THE fourth Tralee 5km Santa Fun Run drew a massive crowd of runners in perfect conditions on Sunday morning. There was glorious sunshine at the start of the run at the Tralee Bay Wetlands where around 800 people registered, thus raising vital funds for the Barretstown charity. The race is […]

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Roger Harty: Ego (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Ego (Part 2)

December 11, 2016 at 11:46 am 0 comments

THREE simple letters, yet they have so much influence on our lives and certainly on our happiness. There is an old, but wise saying that goes as follows – ‘Be careful what you tell yourself’. A good question here is to ask why do we have to be so careful? The […]

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Dr Caitlin: Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

Dr Caitlin: Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

December 10, 2016 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on quitting smoking… Why should I quit? The health benefits of stopping smoking become evident within a very short time period. • As soon as you stop smoking, body will begin to rid itself of tobacco toxins. • […]

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Roger Harty: Ego

Roger Harty: Ego

December 4, 2016 at 11:25 am 1 comment

I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title. I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives. […]

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Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

December 3, 2016 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the Eczema skin condition… Eczema (also called dermatitis) is a group of skin complaints that can affect all age groups and can occur anywhere on the body. It is estimated that about one in 10 people are affected […]

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WATCH: ITT Students Throw Out The Blues In A Most Colourful Way

WATCH: ITT Students Throw Out The Blues In A Most Colourful Way

November 29, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

STUDENTS at IT Tralee held an unusual event at the college last week to highlight the importance of mental health issues. Organised by the I.T.Tralee SVP Society “Throw out the Blues” was a colour-run type event where they pelted the bejaysus out of each other with paint balls, all as part of Mental […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

November 27, 2016 at 11:13 am 3 comments

SUCCESS: Is having what you want. Happiness: Is wanting what you have. Very often we hear in life ‘don’t take things literally’, but in this case, I think to get the full meaning and benefit of the above mentioned definitions, it is important to take every word literally as it was […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Endometriosis

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Endometriosis

November 26, 2016 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on endometriosis… What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition in which patches of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb) start growing in other places in the body, outside of the womb. Wherever it grows, the endometrium […]

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Roger Harty: The Importance Of The Word Abstract

Roger Harty: The Importance Of The Word Abstract

November 20, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

OK, this article is a little tricky, but that’s ok with me because the word ‘Abstract’ is a little tricky. Useful quote: If you change the way you look at the world; the world you look at changes – Wayne Dyer. Right let’s get down to business. If I asked most […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Appendicitis

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Appendicitis

November 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on appendicitis…  What is appendicitis? The appendix is a small worm like pouch, which is attached to the lower end of the caecum. The caecum is the first part of the colon or large intestine. It is located in […]

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Roger Harty: The Art Of Listening

Roger Harty: The Art Of Listening

November 13, 2016 at 11:11 am 0 comments

I WROTE in my article last week (click here) that the greatest gift that we can give another human being is our presence. Let me elaborate further on this statement that the greatest form of Presence we can give is a genuine listening ear. Continued below… That would certainly be ‘The […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 5)

Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 5)

November 12, 2016 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, has been describing some methods of contraception over the past few weeks. In the fourth part, she goes through some more available… Contraceptive Patch What is it? The contraceptive patch is a thin, beige patch, about the size of a […]

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Roger Harty: The Way We Communicate

Roger Harty: The Way We Communicate

November 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

HAVE you ever been flabbergasted when presented with a certain piece of information? I am going to reveal to you one occasion when this happened to me. My first reaction was that this couldn’t be right. I was so amazed that I can remember exactly where I was at the time […]

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Dr Caitlin: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

Dr Caitlin: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

November 5, 2016 at 9:34 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, has been describing some methods of contraception over the past couple of weeks. In the third part, she goes through some more available… Contraceptive injection  What is it? This is an injection of hormones that provides a longer acting alternative to […]

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