Post Tagged with: "Dr Caitlin O’Connor"

Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on how to pack a child’s lunchbox with healthy food… Most children take a packed lunch to school, but making a packed lunch every day in the rush before school can become a real nightmare. How do you make […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Uncomfortable Condition Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr Caitlin: The Uncomfortable Condition Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 8, 2017 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)… What is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large bowel (colon) in which the bowel overreacts to a mild stimulus – such as eating or the presence of […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About The Menopause

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About The Menopause

April 1, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on the menopause… What is the menopause? The menopause, also known as the ‘change of life’, simply means the end of menstruation. The term is also used to refer to the months and years in a woman’s life before […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

March 25, 2017 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Chickenpox… What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness that usually occurs in children, although adults can also be affected. It causes a rash on the skin with blisters, which can be very itchy. It is caused […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Meningitis

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Meningitis

March 18, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on meningitis… What is meningitis ? Meningitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the lining covering the brain and spinal cord (called the ‘meninges’). It can be caused by a bacterial infection or a virus, or more rarely, […]

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Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

March 11, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Erectile Dysfunction

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Erectile Dysfunction

February 11, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on erectile dysfunction… Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Occasional failure to achieve an erection is a common phenomenon and does not constitute […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

January 21, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the benefits of Folic Acid… What is folic acid? Folic acid, which is also known as folate, is a B group vitamin. Like most other vitamins, it cannot be made in the body, so it must be taken […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

December 31, 2016 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

December 17, 2016 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

Dr Caitlin: Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

December 10, 2016 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

Dr Caitlin: Eczema And How To Treat It

December 3, 2016 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Endometriosis

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Endometriosis

November 26, 2016 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Appendicitis

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Causes Of Appendicitis

November 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

Dr Caitlin: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

November 5, 2016 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

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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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 Comments are Disabled

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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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 Comments are Disabled

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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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 Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu

Dr Caitlin: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu

October 1, 2016 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: Menstruation

Dr Caitlin: Menstruation

September 24, 2016 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

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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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 Comments are Disabled

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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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Impetigo

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Impetigo

September 10, 2016 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Impetigo… What is impetigo? Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection which is highly contagious. It is most commonly found in children, although in rare cases it can be found in adults. It is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria, […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Common Problem Of Urinary Tract Infections

Dr Caitlin: The Common Problem Of Urinary Tract Infections

September 3, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on urinary tract infections… Infections of the urinary tract are extremely common in Ireland and account for a large proportion of doctor visits per year. UTI’s are particularly common among women, and it is estimated that as many as […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Causes And Treatment Of Angina

Dr Caitlin: The Causes And Treatment Of Angina

August 27, 2016 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of angina… Angina (or angina pectoris) is a recurring feeling of heaviness, pain or discomfort in the chest, which occurs when the heart isn’t getting enough oxygen. This pain can sometimes spread to other […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Deal With Coeliac Disease

Dr Caitlin: How To Deal With Coeliac Disease

August 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the dealing with Coeliac disease… What is coeliac disease?  Coeliac disease is a condition in which the intestine has an abnormal immune reaction to gluten in the diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat or related grains, […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Different Types Of Eating Disorders

Dr Caitlin: The Different Types Of Eating Disorders

August 13, 2016 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on eating disorders… It is estimated that around 200,000 people in Ireland are experiencing some kind of eating disorder, and 10,000 of those are young people. So more and more parents are having, first of all, to research just […]

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Dr Caitlin: What To Do When Your Child Is In Pain

Dr Caitlin: What To Do When Your Child Is In Pain

August 6, 2016 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on what to do when your child is in pain… Pain is an unpleasant feeling which the body experiences in reaction to injury or damage to the body. Common causes of pain in children include infections (e.g. of the middle […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Health Benefits Of Wearing The Right Bra Size

Dr Caitlin: The Health Benefits Of Wearing The Right Bra Size

July 30, 2016 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on wearing the right bra size to help posture and avoid back strain… Recent studies have found that eight out of ten women are wearing the wrong size bra. Properly fitting bras should support us firmly, improve our posture, […]

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Dr Caitlin: Chlamydia And The Rise Of Cases In Ireland

Dr Caitlin: Chlamydia And The Rise Of Cases In Ireland

July 23, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, explains about Chlamydia… Chlamydial infections in Ireland  Chlamydial infections of the genital tract are the most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases in the developed world. In Ireland there has been a three-fold increase in the number of new cases per year […]

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