The shingles vaccine is available from Hazelhill Family Practice , GPs/ doctors based in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo.

Shingles vaccine available in Hazelhill Family Practice

Following a range of queries on this subject, we would like to confirm that the shingles vaccine is available from Hazelhill Family Practice. This vaccine was in the news last week after it emerged the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) had said it would not be a good use of HSE resources to be […]

Measles - what to watch out for from Hazelhill Family Practice, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo

Measles – What to look out for and what you need to know

A second case of measles in Ireland for 2024 was confirmed to have occurred in the West of Ireland last week. There are also another 20 ‘suspected cases’ around the country. The Chief Medical Officer Breda Smyth has also said she is “very concerned” that Ireland is at high risk of a measles outbreak. While […]

The travel vaccines you should consider when travelling to the Southeast Asia

The best travel vaccines to get if you are traveling to Southeast Asia

Travel vaccines should be an essential part of your holiday preparation if you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia. We recommend planning your travel vaccines at least six to four weeks before your intended trip as some vaccines take a long time to become effective. There are no mandatory travel vaccines required to travel […]

How to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes

How to prevent type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is becoming a big problem in this country. In fact, research done by the HSE predicts that cases of type 2 diabetes in Ireland will increase by 60% in the next 10- 15 years.[1] To know why this is happening it’s important to understand what type 2 diabetes is. It occurs when […]

Ballyhaunis GP tips on how to handle your asthma

How to keep your asthma under control

1 in 13 people suffer from asthma making it one of the most common chronic respiratory diseases in Ireland. For those people, day-to-day life can be stressful and difficult especially if they feel like they have no control over their condition. Although there is no cure for asthma, thankfully there are many different ways to […]

Ways to improve your immune system

Ways to improve your immune system    

Having a healthy immune system is vital because it’s your first line of defence against harmful organisms such as bacteria, parasites and viruses. If you suffer from regular infections, headaches, fatigue, digestive problems and even cold hands you may have a weak immune system. Thankfully, there are ways to improve your immune health by considering […]

Why you should know the warning signs of sepsis photo

Why you should know the warning signs for sepsis

Each year in Ireland, sepsis is responsible for a shocking 60% of hospital deaths. [1] This is why this life-threatening health condition is one that should not be overlooked. Sepsis sometimes referred to as blood poisoning, happens when an infection in your body triggers your immune system to turn against itself to harm your body’s […]

Benefits of meditation as outlined by Ballyhaunis Hazelhill Family Practice

Benefits of meditation for your health

Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times, and this can cause strain on your body and mind. It’s important to check in on your body and give it the care it needs. Meditation is a great way to do just that. Meditation is a practice of staying focused and in the moment while retaining […]

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 now available from Hazelhill Family Practice

Free contraception healthcare for women 17 – 25 under new scheme

A new scheme has been introduced which provides women aged 17 to 25 with free access to contraception and contraceptive healthcare. The scheme is backed by the Irish Medical Organization (IMO), Department of Health and HSE. Hazelhill Family Practice will be participating in the scheme and here are the key details. Who is eligible for […]

Flu vaccines are provided by Hazelhill Family Practice, Ballyhaunis Doctor GP

Flu vaccine clinics start 11 October

Hazelhill Family Practice will once again be providing flu vaccine clinics from 11th October. Any patients who wish to book a vaccine appointment with us in Ballyhaunis should contact us through the website, by email or by phone. How the flu vaccine works The vaccine works by protecting against 4 strains of the flu virus. […]

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