Health&Fitness

Roger Harty: Technology And The Stress Connection

Roger Harty: Technology And The Stress Connection

April 26, 2015 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

  I WROTE in a previous article about stress  (here) and it is appropriate for this article to examine the definition of stress. Stress is – being here and trying to be there. Ancient man was open to stress when he hunted in the forest as he was exposed to the […]

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Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

April 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an almost two-thirds increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital in March compared to the same month in 2014, according to an analysis compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). There were 126 patients waiting on trolleys in KGH last month, […]

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Roger Harty: Technology And Its Effect On Our Lives (Part Two)

Roger Harty: Technology And Its Effect On Our Lives (Part Two)

April 19, 2015 at 11:43 am 2 comments

  I HAVE a distinct memory as a child of watching a children’s programme called ‘Wanderly  Wagon’ every Saturday on RTE at 5pm. The stars of the show were O’Brien – Eugene Lambert of the famed Lambert puppet theatre – along with his sidekicks Rory, Godmother, Mr Crow, Judge among others. […]

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Diabetes Ireland To Hold Meeting In Tralee Next Week

Diabetes Ireland To Hold Meeting In Tralee Next Week

April 17, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

  DIABETES Ireland will hold a meeting in Tralee which will focus on the practice of good management of diabetes in daily life and how it can be harmful when not controlled properly. The meeting which will be called ‘Head to Toe Management’ will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday, […]

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Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

Bowel Cancer Information Event At Fels Point Hotel Next Week

April 13, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital will hold a Bowel Cancer Information Event for the general public  on Monday, April 20 as  part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Ireland? Most people do not realise just […]

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Roger Harty: Technology And Its Effect On Our Lives

Roger Harty: Technology And Its Effect On Our Lives

April 12, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  I WAS walking down Castle Street, Tralee, the other day when I heard out of my left ear “How’s everything going?” I was just about to turn around and reply “just great” when I suddenly realised it was a man on a mobile phone and he wasn’t talking to […]

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HSE

Thousands Of Kerry Children To Get Free GP Care

April 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of Kerry children under the age of six are set to get free GP care  after an agreement was reached between the Department of Health, the HSE and the IMO. It has been confirmed today that 6,785 children aged five and under in Kerry will be entitled to access free GP care from […]

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New Arrivals At The Bons

New Arrivals At The Bons

April 6, 2015 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

  THREE new Consultant Surgeons and a Consultant Radiologist have joined the medical team at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, enhancing its reputation as one of the top private hospitals in Ireland. Consultant General Surgeon, Yasir Bakhari and Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Greg Fulton will begin to see patients in April, […]

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Roger Harty: ‘True Love’ – What Is It?

Roger Harty: ‘True Love’ – What Is It?

April 5, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IF you look up Youtube and search for the engagement interview of Prince Charles and Diana in 1981, they were asked how best they would describe their situation. Perhaps “in love” suggested the interviewer. Diana said “yes” while Charles said “in love…whatever that is ?” With an answer like that, […]

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Amy O'Connor (right) with Sharon O'Connor, John O'Connell and little Adam O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community Rallies To Help Amy In The Face Of Upcoming Operation

April 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A COMMUNITY will get together next Thursday to help a young Tralee girl who is undergoing an operation on her brain next month. Twelve year old, Amy O’Connor from Cois Coille, will have an operation in the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin on May 7 to remove a cyst that has developed on […]

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Left to right: Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O'Halloran. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Can You Spare A Bed For ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ Participants?

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE in Tralee are being asked to do their bit in helping out a worthy cause by providing accommodation for participants in the Cycle Against Suicide event next month. Cycle Against Suicide in partnership with Homestay.com, is looking for homeowners in town, to provide overnight accommodation for the thousands of […]

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Bons Is Still Tops For Hand Hygiene

Bons Is Still Tops For Hand Hygiene

March 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S Bon Secours Hospital has Ireland’s highest hand hygiene levels for the second time in a row according to the latest Health Protection Surveillance Centre Survey of 54 Irish hospitals. The survey is carried out by the HSE infectious disease watchdog every six months. The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee is […]

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Roger Harty: Body Confidence

Roger Harty: Body Confidence

March 29, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

  I looked up the word confidence in the dictionary and found the following definition; Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct. Confidence comes from being sure that you are on the right path. It is a form of […]

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PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

March 28, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY campaign which raised thousands of euro for Crumlin Children’s Hospital this week, got another great boost on Friday when the Kerry team lent their support to the cause. The ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’ group, made up of six mothers of children who each have a child that was born with […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

NEWS FEATURE: Vital Bus Service Is ‘Better Than Any Therapy’

March 19, 2015 at 11:10 am 1 comment

TraleeToday.ie’s Fergus Dennehy travelled on the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus this week and spoke to people for whom the service is vital for many reasons… MONDAY morning. It’s 7.45am, the air is cold and the eyes are sleepy as I wait near McDonald’s in Rathass for the arrival of a service that, until […]

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Claire O'Conner of Manna Organic Store at the fitness expo in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Oscar Brophy

PHOTOS: Health, Fitness And Beauty Expo Held In Fels Point

March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am 1 comment

  BUSINESSES from all over the county took stands at the Kerry Health, Fitness and Beauty Expo in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday. Billed as the first expo of its kind in Kerry, there were over 60 exhibitors on the day with numerous demonstrations and workshops. Linda Flanagan of Zumba Salsa Kerry who held […]

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Mary Quinn, Helen Nolan Finn and Nina Mansfield at the Tralee Marathon finish line in The Mall on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Cross Tralee Marathon Finishing Line In The Mall

March 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm 1 comment

IT was another fantastic Tralee Marathon on Sunday with almost 850 people crossing the finishing line, in both the full and half events, at The Mall. There were very emotional scenes on some occasions as athletes completed the course and there was great support along the route from members of the public and, […]

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A group at the Family Fun Day to mark the Scotia Clinic's 13th birthday celebrations on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Stars Help Scotia Clinic Celebrate 13 Years In Business

March 16, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE Scotia Clinic, Tralee held a Family Fun Day, themed on healthiness and fitness for children, on Saturday to mark its 13 years providing maternity and gynaecology care. Since 2002, the clinic has has been involved in the delivery of 2000 babies and many of those children came to the Fun Day […]

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Roger Harty: Body Gratitude

Roger Harty: Body Gratitude

March 16, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

  I CAN remember distinctly as a child, walking with my father down Fenit pier in the middle of winter. If a lady passed he would inevitably tip his hat. It was a kind of automatic  reverence of a man for womankind. That kind of old-style etiquette for living is just […]

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Launching Daffodil Day were, front row, from left: Kathleen Curtin, Sinead O'Keefe, Chris Griffin, Holly Lynch. Back Row: Eileen O'Shea, Ed O'Connor, Rita O'Sullivan, Pat Dineen, Brenda Griffin, Grace O'Donnell, Anne O'Connor, Pat Hussey and Gillian Wharton Slattery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Branch Of Irish Cancer Society Looks For Public To Support Daffodil Day

March 14, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  MEMBERS of the Tralee branch of the Irish Cancer Society are asking the public and businesses to support Daffodil Day by buying merchandise or by holding a coffee morning  on Friday, March 27. In 2014 Daffodil Day raised an amazing €3.4m nationally, this year the Society needs to raise their […]

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Irish Optometrists Warn Of Damage To Eyes During Next Friday’s Solar Eclipse

Irish Optometrists Warn Of Damage To Eyes During Next Friday’s Solar Eclipse

March 13, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

  IN case you weren’t aware, there’s going to be a solar eclipse next Friday and Irish optometrists are advising the public to exercise caution when viewing it. There will be a total solar eclipse over the Northern Hemisphere at the Faroe Islands (Norway) and a rare 92% partial eclipse over […]

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Worst February Ever For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

Worst February Ever For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH

March 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE INMO recorded the highest number of patients waiting on trolleys for the month of February since records began. There were 121 patients waiting on trolleys in the hospital during the month which beats the previous highest figure of 118 in February 2010. Nationally there were 9,657 patients waiting […]

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Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

March 9, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry Cork Health Link Bus literally caught the eye of journalist Brian O’Connell last week which will result in the service being featured on the Sean O’Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday morning. Mr O’Connell saw the service while out and about in Cork and […]

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Roger Harty: Body Intelligence

Roger Harty: Body Intelligence

March 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHEN we discuss the whole area of intelligence, we could very easily end up down a bottomless pit. Brian O’ Driscoll (of rugby fame) once asked the following question. “What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom?” The answer was as follows; Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a […]

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Ireland’s premier personal trainer Karl Henry pushes team Irish Cancer Society to their limits as they get into gear for this years VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

Kerry Women Called To Dublin To Help Fight Cancer

March 7, 2015 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Irish Cancer Society is calling on Kerry women of all ages to sign up to join their team ahead of the VHI Mini Marathon 2015 so the Society can continue its work of providing vital cancer services. The event, which takes place on Monday, June 1, will see over […]

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Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

Kerry General Hospital Has One Of The Lowest Death Rates For Heart Attacks

March 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NEW figures recently released for the first time in an official healthcare report reveal that Kerry General Hospital (KGH) has one of the lowest death rates in the country for heart attacks. However the hospital doesn’t fare as well when it comes to stroke due to clot. The figures show that KGH […]

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Back row left to right: Nuria Lopez Izquierdo (Thesis of the Year), Louise O’Connor, Jodie Sheehy, Catriona McEnery, Ann Louise Curtin, Caoimhe Finnegan
Front Row L to R: Michelle Mangan (Student of the Year), Ms. Janet Rose (CIDESCO Examiner), Nora O’Callaghan (Assistant Manager, Kerry ETB Training Centre), Bernadette Casey (Performance Award)

Kerry ETB Beauty Department Gets International Recognition

March 5, 2015 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

GREAT news for the Beauty Therapy Department at Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley Industrial Estate. They have received International recognition for the standard of their training and the quality of their students following their successful examinations for an internationally recognised diploma course with CIDESCO. CIDESCO is an International awarding […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

March 1, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT is ‘Oneness’? Well it is absence of ‘Twoness’. I know and accept that this is a corny answer but there might just be something in it. You see, what I refer to as ‘Twoness’ is often referred to as duality in psychology. Duality, in other words, means moving […]

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Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

February 22, 2015 at 11:27 am 1 comment

  EVERYBODY knows that laughter works. You have often heard it said; “we had a great laugh last night”, even Facebook is getting in on the act with LOL (Laugh out Loud) and LMFAO (a little too rude to print but you can ‘google it’!). You can even listen to […]

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Roger Harty: Church v Science

Roger Harty: Church v Science

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

  I SUPPOSE it’s very hard to differentiate the chicken from the egg, thus the famous saying – ‘which comes first, the chicken or the egg?’. In my previous article (here) I wrote about how energy and spirit are basically the same thing, and not to sweat the small stuff. Science uses […]

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