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Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

May 27, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on phobic anxiety disorders… A phobia is strong fear or dread of a thing or event. The fear is out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Coming near or into contact with the feared situation causes anxiety. […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Testicular Cancer… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both testicles, which causes a lump or tumour. Cancerous cells can break away from this tumour and form […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on drug driving laws… The Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched its fifth in a series of anti-drug driving awareness campaigns in association with An Garda Síochána in April. The campaign was introduced in co-operation with the Medical Bureau for […]

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Dr Caitlin: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr Caitlin: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 6, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)… What is it? As the name suggests, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a condition which tends to become more common as people get older. It is a very common cause of reduced vision in […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About ‘The Kissing Disease’

Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About ‘The Kissing Disease’

April 29, 2017 at 10:24 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Glandular Fever, sometimes known as ‘the kissing disease’… What is glandular fever? Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by a member of the herpes virus family, the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus multiplies in the cells at the […]

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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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