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Coronavirus – The Facts

At this time, a lot of patients understandably have general questions regarding Coronavirus/ COVID-19. To help provide a little contextual information about this pandemic, we thought it would be useful to set out some of the known facts on the coronavirus. The HSE also maintains a section on their website devoted to the coronavirus/ COVID-19, …

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Hazelhill Family Practice Doctors GPs based in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

New arrangements for non GMS/ DVC patients during COVID-19 crisis

At Hazelhill Family Practice, we are aware that some of patients are unable to attend the practice due to respiratory symptoms or to protect someone at risk. We also know this crisis is also having an economic impact, making conditions difficult for a lot of families. To help, we are offering an email or telephone …

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New COVID19 testing requirements from HSE

Updated 6 April – COVID19 Testing HSE Protocols

UPDATE – 6th April 2020 The HSE has added two more groups to the ‘at risk’ category. These additions are as follows: People over 70 years of age Anyone taking immunosuppressive medication. UPDATE – 30th March 2020 The HSE has issued updated guidance relating to Coronavirus/ COVID19 testing. The protocols for a person to be …

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Advice for patients in light of the Coronavirus situation

Coronavirus – Hazelhill Family Practice advice for ALL patients

Given the evolving coronavirus situation, Hazelhill Family Practice is implementing a new set of procedures to help protect the health of our patients, in line with best practice. Anyone wishing to make an appointment (regarding any health related issue) is advised to make an appointment via our website or by phoning the surgery ahead of …

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Travel Vaccines for patients across Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim

Travel vaccines – Planning Ahead

At Hazelhill Family Practice, we provide a wide range of travel vaccines to patients. A common mistake made by people travelling to far flung destinations is to leave their travel vaccines until the last minute. This can cause real problems. Travel vaccines can take up to 6 to 8 weeks to take effect. People shouldn’t …

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Debunking some of the Mirena Coil and Copper Coil myths

Mirena Coil and Copper Coil Myths

Consultations and fittings for Mirena coil and Copper coil, which are also known as Intrauterine Devices or IUDs, are provided by Hazelhill Family Practice. Both are incredibly popular methods of contraception. Studies show that Mirena coils and Copper coils are 45 times more successful in preventing birth control than pills. They’re also 90 times better …

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Flu is a common illness for patients of Hazelhill Family Practice, Ballyhaunis

Flu on the decrease, but at risk groups still need vaccine

Flu activity has decreased substantially over the last couple of weeks. However, Hazelhill Family Practice advises at risk groups they should still get vaccinated if they haven’t already done so. This is because flu viruses are expected to remain circulating in the air for at least another three to four weeks. Decreased influenza like illness …

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Sleep deprivation can impact a lot of people

What does sleep deprivation do to the body?

At Hazelhill Family Practice, we see regularly see patients suffering from sleep deprivation. This is a more common problem than people think, with studies showing that 60% of the adult population aren’t getting enough sleep. The recommended amount of sleep is 6 – 8 hours for adults. Our sleep cycle is determined by signals from …

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Mumps treatment is available in Hazelhill Family Practice, Ballyhaunis

Free Mumps vaccine available for 11 – 30 year olds with disease on the rise

Patients aged between 11 – 30 can now get a free mumps vaccine from Hazelhill Family Practice. The HSE is offering this vaccine to anyone in that age group who has not had two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, as well as those who are unsure if they were vaccinated. Mumps …

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Roaccutane is prescribed at Hazelhill Family Practice, Mayo

How Roaccutane can help with your acne

Living with acne can be particularly difficult. It can scar both physically and psychologically. That’s why those suffering from severe acne are always on the lookout for cures that work. It’s also why we receive a lot of queries about Roaccutane. Isotretinoin, which goes by the brand name Roaccutane is one of the most clinically …

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