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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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Ballyhaunis GP outlines advice on cutting down on alcohol intake

Reducing your alcohol intake

At the start of the year many people from Ballyhaunis and around the country consider making changes to their lifestyle habits, including reducing their level of alcohol intake. One of the key issues in dealing with alcohol consumption is that many of the people who make this effort can find it difficult to stay committed …

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Flu vaccine now available

Ahead of the upcoming flu season, Hazelhill Family Practice is now providing the flu vaccine for our patients. No one likes to be laid up with the flu. A dose of the flu can leave people out of action for a week. Even more seriously, the flu can pose extremely serious health effects for some …

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Fall in children with diabetes taking medicine on holidays

A new study has found that children with diabetes can find it difficult to keep up their drug routines at weekends and during school holidays. Focusing on children with Type 1 diabetes, the study showed that holiday distractions lead to a 20% drop in children taking their medicine. For the study, 100 children aged between …

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How to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States. It is also a major cause of disability. There are many things that can raise your risk for heart disease. They are called risk factors. Some of them you cannot control, but there are many that you can control. Learning about them can …

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Cholesterol Levels: What You Need to Know

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you have a …

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