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Kerry People Urged To Nominate Their Pharmacists In National Awards

Kerry People Urged To Nominate Their Pharmacists In National Awards

July 13, 2017 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE people of Kerry are being reminded to nominate pharmacists who go above and beyond for their patients in the annual Clanwilliam Pharmacist Awards. It is an opportunity to recognise a pharmacist who has had a positive impact in the life of an individual or even a whole community while […]

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Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

July 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Sinn Féin councillor, Toireasa Ferris, has advised medical card holders that they should not be charged for blood tests by their GPs. Councillor Ferris has been contacted by a number of constituents, one of whom is a patient recovering from cancer, about the issue. “I have told them and […]

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Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

April 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL physiotherapist is looking for other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk next week in the town park. Corinne Evans, based in High Street, is organising a ‘Lunchtime Mile’ run, which is a circuit of the town park on Wednesday, April 26 at […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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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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 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: 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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Dr Caitlin: Prostate Problems

Dr Caitlin: Prostate Problems

May 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on prostate problems… What is an Enlarged Prostate? The prostate gland is located below the bladder in men and produces fluid components of semen. Over half of men aged 60 and above have enlargement of the prostate gland. This […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: A Thank You For Your Prayers

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: A Thank You For Your Prayers

April 9, 2016 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park, returns as our health columnist next week after a long period of recuperation after an accident. Here she describes how her life was changed in a second in that serious car accident last September… It’s good to be alive! I’ve […]

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HIQA Report Reveals Patients At High Risk Of Infection In Kerry General Hospital

HIQA Report Reveals Patients At High Risk Of Infection In Kerry General Hospital

November 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW HIQA report on Kerry General Hospital has identified that patients are at high risk of infection in relation to the maintenance and infrastructure of the Operating Theatre Complex, the infrastructure of the Oncology Day Unit and the management of legionella related risk. The Health Information and Quality Authority inspected KGH on […]

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Kerry One Of The Worst Performing Areas For School Children’s Dental Screening

Kerry One Of The Worst Performing Areas For School Children’s Dental Screening

October 15, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has been listed as one of the worst performing areas in the country for dental screening of school children. The Irish Dental Association say each year in Ireland 10,000 children under 15 are being hospitalised for dental extractions under general anesthetic. This is five times higher than the UK […]

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Roger Harty: The Importance Of Passion

Roger Harty: The Importance Of Passion

October 4, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

  IN the world we live in passion is something that is very often confused with aggression. Take modern sport for instance. We often hear phrases like ‘how much do you want it?’ or ‘are you going to let them other fellows climb the steps to lift that trophy?’ and this […]

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Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Look To Nature (The Chameleon Effect)

Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Look To Nature (The Chameleon Effect)

September 20, 2015 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  OK the big day has arrived – it’s All Ireland final day and Kerry are involved. If Carlsberg did heaven in Kerry then this is it! All the talk at the moment is who is going to win, that is the burning question. Obviously my heart is with Kerry, […]

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Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Pay Attention To Nature (1)

Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Pay Attention To Nature (1)

September 13, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  MIKEY Sheehy, the former Kerry footballing great, is a man worth listening to. I do not say this lightly. All we need do is to look at the facts – he has won an All-Ireland with Kerry on eight occasions while at the same time is very modest about his achievements. […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Getting Rid Of Warts And Verrucas

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Getting Rid Of Warts And Verrucas

September 12, 2015 at 9:31 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 few weeks. In the fourth part, she goes through some more available… What are warts? Warts are small bumps usually found on the hands or feet. They are caused by […]

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Roger Harty: Everyone Is Equal

Roger Harty: Everyone Is Equal

September 6, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

  I REMEMBER reading for the first time about the Dalai Lama that when he meets someone all he sees are two eyes and a brain. The reason behind this practice (and believe me it must be practiced) is that he sees the beauty in everyone and everything and remains non-judgmental. […]

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

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

September 5, 2015 at 9:52 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 few weeks. In the fifth part, she goes through some more available… Natural Methods What are natural methods of contraception? Couples using a natural method of contraception take […]

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Ardfert First Responders Extend Coverage

Ardfert First Responders Extend Coverage

September 1, 2015 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

  ARDFERT First Responders is to extend its coverage to now cover Ballyheigue and Abbeydorney and has revealed it has attended 23 emergency callouts so far. Ardfert & District Community First Responders was setup in May 2014 to support the National Ambulance Service in life-threatening callouts after a number of […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of The Sea

Roger Harty: The Power Of The Sea

August 30, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee Festival is now well and truly over and the mind-set is now on ‘Back to school’ and all that that entails. Many people like this because it involves getting our lives back into a clear routine format. Human beings can be funny because we spend half […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 4)

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 4)

August 29, 2015 at 10:07 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 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: We Can Always Learn

Roger Harty: We Can Always Learn

August 23, 2015 at 8:09 am Comments are Disabled

  WE can always learn. One of my favourite sayings is; May I live as though I’m going to die tomorrow, May I learn as though I’m going to live forever. In other words, we should learn every single day of our lives. We are in very dangerous territory when we think […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 3)

August 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm 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 few 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: Stress – A Simple Explanation

Roger Harty: Stress – A Simple Explanation

August 9, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

  IN a previous article (here) I gave the best definition of stress from a working point of view that I have ever come across. It is as follows. If you ask the question ‘what is stress?’ the answer is ‘stress is being here and trying to be there’. Now […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 2)

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Different Methods Of Contraception (Part 2)

August 8, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

  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 […]

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

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

August 2, 2015 at 6:58 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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Roger Harty: Is That So? (A Great Buddhist Story)

Roger Harty: Is That So? (A Great Buddhist Story)

August 2, 2015 at 6:57 am Comments are Disabled

THIS is a very powerful story that I came across a few years ago. I suppose to say it is more like a parable than a story would be the correct description, as the message it delivers is of far more importance than the story itself. Like a good movie, […]

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Roger Harty: Self Esteem -Our Driving Force

Roger Harty: Self Esteem -Our Driving Force

July 26, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

OUR self-esteem connects deep into our inner core – I suppose you could say it is our inner Sat-Nav and our driving force all in one. Without it – to borrow a phrase from former Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé – we are rudderless. But what is self-esteem and why […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Hearing Loss And Deafness

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Hearing Loss And Deafness

July 25, 2015 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

  Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on hearing loss and deafness… DEAFNESS or hard-of-hearing is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds. A hearing impairment exists when an individual is not sensitive to the sounds normally heard by […]

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Roger Harty: Galileo Galilei – An All-Time Hero

Roger Harty: Galileo Galilei – An All-Time Hero

July 19, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. It would be easy to write an article on the life of  Galileo, but in fairness there is so much […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

July 16, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on ADHD… What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a treatable neurobiological condition, resulting in difficulties with impulsiveness, attention span and often, but not always, hyperactivity. It is estimated to affect between three and […]

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