Health&Fitness

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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Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

October 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm 1 comment

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 into […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 2)

Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 2)

October 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

Last week, Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, described some methods of contraception. In the second part, she goes through some more available… Contraception (birth control) aims to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods and your choice of contraceptive method will depend on your […]

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Ladies from Billy Nolan's and Hissers Jewellers, Amy Conway, Ciara Nolan, Louise Nolan and Trish Breen at the 'Think Pink, Think Positive' event at Benners Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy Night Of Fun And Fashion At Benners

October 28, 2016 at 11:33 am 0 comments

FORMER Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh was one of the guest speakers at an evening of fashion, fun and awareness in Benners Hotel on Thursday night. ‘Think Pink, Think Positive’, in aid of Breast Cancer Research, was an evening for ladies, by ladies with some inspirational speakers, including Daily Diva Diary founder Helen Quealy-Murphy and […]

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Roger Harty: Music – A Window To Our Souls

Roger Harty: Music – A Window To Our Souls

October 23, 2016 at 9:58 am 1 comment

IF I was to give an analogy, then I think a very good one would be that of food. Without doubt many people have a love for convenience food, whether it be takeaway burgers and chips or tasty snacks like pizzas, chocolate bars and crisps (AKA junk food). They may […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 1)

Dr Caitlin: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 1)

October 22, 2016 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the different methods of contraception (Part 1)… Contraception (birth control) aims to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods and your choice of contraceptive method will depend on your preferences as a couple, your contraceptive needs and your […]

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Zoe O Connor, who is a finalist in the .eu Web Awards 2016

Zoe’s World: Don’t Be Flippant With People Suffering From Anxiety

October 19, 2016 at 10:12 am 0 comments

ANXIETY is a topic that I frequently discuss on this platform of mine; in the hope that it can help someone somewhere. I have been doing quite well lately, and because of that, it has kind of faded to the background of my topic list. Being replaced with generally more […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Warfarin

Dr Caitlin: All You Need To Know About Warfarin

October 15, 2016 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the anticoagulant Warfarin… Warfarin is an oral ‘anticoagulant’, a medication taken by mouth to reduce the formation of blood clots. It is prescribed for conditions such as sane heart beat irregularities, artificial heart valves, clotting in veins, heart […]

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Recovery Haven Organises Talk As Part Of Cancer Week

Recovery Haven Organises Talk As Part Of Cancer Week

October 13, 2016 at 9:41 am 0 comments

RECOVERY Haven is holding a free talk in The Killarney Oaks Hotel on Wednesday, October 19 at 7.30pm. The event is part of Cancer Week Ireland is taking placeable next week. This national initiative hopes to raise awareness of cancer and advances in care and treatment. The talk will shine a light on cancer, how to […]

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Sam McCauley’s Employee Says Thanks To Facility Which Helped Her Family

Sam McCauley’s Employee Says Thanks To Facility Which Helped Her Family

October 11, 2016 at 10:36 am 0 comments

THE staff in Sam McCauley Chemists Tralee made a very special charity presentation to Bru Columbanus, a facility close to the heart of one particular employee. The team in Sam McCauley’s raised an amazing €2,443 through a Christmas Wrapping Collection in December. A long serving member of staff in Sam McCauley’s, […]

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Roger Harty: Why I Love Latin

Roger Harty: Why I Love Latin

October 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

IT is nearly 40 years since I studied Latin for my Junior Cert (Inter Cert as it was then!) in St Brendan’s College in Killarney. Latin and Greek in language terms were known as ‘the classics’ and all I can say is tempus fugit (time flies). Honesty is the best […]

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Dr Caitlin: Symptoms And Treatment Of Leukaemia In Children

Dr Caitlin: Symptoms And Treatment Of Leukaemia In Children

October 8, 2016 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on leukaemia in children… What is leukaemia? Leukaemia is the medical name for cancer of the blood. It is a very serious illness in which the marrow inside the body’s bones produces a large number of abnormal bone marrow […]

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National Learning Network Holds Wellness Day

National Learning Network Holds Wellness Day

October 6, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

STUDENTS from National Learning Network Tralee held a Wellness day on Friday 30th September to celebrate the centre being awarded the Amber Flag from Suicide Aware for promoting positive mental health in their centre. The Wellness day was a hugely successful student led initiative which involved a variety of activities and talks. […]

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Free Breast Cancer Seminar This Thursday In Tralee

Free Breast Cancer Seminar This Thursday In Tralee

October 5, 2016 at 10:06 am 0 comments

KERRY Cancer Support Group, in conjunction with The Marie Keating Foundation, will be holding a free breast cancer seminar in the The Rose Hotel this Thursday from 6.30pm to 9pm. The event is open to the general public and will explore how to prevent, detect and survive breast cancer, which is the […]

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Take Off Down The Runway For Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run

Take Off Down The Runway For Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run

October 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

THIS Friday will see an opportunity for people to fly down the runway participating in the inaugural Kerry Airport 5K Fun Run. Taking place at 8.30pm under the lights of the runway, the 5 km run has been organised as a joint fundraiser between the Rugby Clubs of West Munster and Build4life, a […]

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Roger Harty: Searching For Happiness

Roger Harty: Searching For Happiness

October 2, 2016 at 9:12 am 1 comment

THERE was a belief not that long ago that the world was flat. Because that was the belief, it was therefore not surprising that all thoughts that were generated at that time arose on the assumption that the world was indeed flat. Thus there was huge fear generated at that time, […]

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Dr Caitlin: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu

Dr Caitlin: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu

October 1, 2016 at 9:01 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the flu vaccine… The national Annual Flu Vaccination campaign is targeting the key at-risk groups for seasonal influenza –  everyone aged over 65, health care staff and carers, and younger people with long-term illnesses such as asthma, heart […]

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Many Support Programmes And Classes This Autumn At Recovery Haven

Many Support Programmes And Classes This Autumn At Recovery Haven

September 30, 2016 at 10:09 am 0 comments

THIS autumn is busy in Recovery Haven with a number of services available to those affected by cancer. This October will see the return of their very successful Men’s Prostate Programme. This is a 6 week course and is aimed at men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the past […]

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Roger Harty: Songs About Time

Roger Harty: Songs About Time

September 25, 2016 at 11:05 am 1 comment

ARTISTS often fascinate me, especially for the way they give us an insight into the manner of how we live our lives. Art is a very broad term as it can include painting, music, prose, poetry, writing etc. etc. but for the purpose of this article music is the one I […]

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Spa National School pupils and principal Peter Lenihan enjoy their Health Day at the school. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Spa Pupils Get Active For Health And Fitness Day

September 24, 2016 at 9:29 am 0 comments

THE importance of healthy lifestyle choices was the main lesson at Spa NS last Friday as the school hosted their annual ‘Health and Fitness’ day. As part of the school’s participation in the European Week of Sport and in association with National Fitness Day, a wide variety of activities were organised […]

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PHOTOS: A Walk In The Woods For Tralee Educate Together Pupils

PHOTOS: A Walk In The Woods For Tralee Educate Together Pupils

September 24, 2016 at 9:26 am 0 comments

PUPILS , parents and teachers of Tralee Educate Together National School participated in a walk around the woods at the back of their school on Thursday as part of European Mobility Week. The event which was funded by a grant through Tralee Active Travel and Kerry County Council was a tremendous […]

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Dr Caitlin: Menstruation

Dr Caitlin: Menstruation

September 24, 2016 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Menstruation… What is menstruation? Menstruation, or having periods, is part of the female reproductive cycle. Menstruation results from the regular shedding of the lining of the womb (endometrium) and some blood in a woman who is not pregnant. […]

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Roger Harty: The Importance Of Drinking Water

Roger Harty: The Importance Of Drinking Water

September 18, 2016 at 9:56 am 1 comment

I WAS in John B Keane’s pub in Listowel last Friday night celebrating the last hurrah of the Listowel races. I must say there is something about the human body that loves routine and just like sheep, there is certain routine that we follow like clockwork – especially in Kerry – […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer

September 17, 2016 at 11:47 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on lung cancer… Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Ireland, accounting for about 20% of all deaths from cancer each year. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and the […]

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Evelyn O'Connor, Raedín O'Sullivan, George Glover, Colin Aherne and Triona Casey encouraging men to register with Jigsaw Kerry to raise funds by taking part in the Killarney Women's Mini Marathon next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Men Wanted To Take Part In Women’s Running Event For Jigsaw Kerry

September 14, 2016 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

IT’S time for the lads to get in touch with their feminine side and to take part in a women’s running event next month in aid of a great cause. The Dawn Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Saturday, October 8 at 11am and there’s a 5k and 10k run included in the event. Mental […]

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Maeve Ryan, Mags O'Connor, Sinead Kelleher and Kathleen Reidy taking part in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Dry Day For The Ardfert Harvest Cycle

September 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

AFTER the dreadful weather on Friday, the weather cleared up well for the 188 participants in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. The yard at Ardfert National School was buzzing with people as Big Jim got them warmed up belting out tunes from his soundsystem. There was coffee, tea […]

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