THERE are many wonderful, wistful moments that devoted football fan Heather Gillespie can recall from trips to Windsor Park but, along with the goals and nerve-racking near-misses (not to mention a recent, disputed penalty) one of her outstanding memories is of a dazzling sunset spilling over the dusky grounds.
NORTHERN Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke has launched a campaign called ‘Breathing Better’, encouraging health professionals, including GPs and pharmacists, to refer patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the charity’s Taking Control Self-Management Programme.
EVER had what seemed like a bad case of the sniffles, only for your face to suddenly descend into horrible pain, as intense pressure builds around your eye sockets and nose? It might have been sinusitis – "an infection or inflammation of the air-filled sinus cavities surrounding your nose," says GP and Healthspan medical director, Dr Sarah Brewer of Healthspan.
IN 1871, new medical students at King’s College Hospital were warned by Sir Thomas Watson in his introductory lecture: "A patient would think you careless or ignorant of your craft if you did not, at every visit, look at his tongue as well as feel his pulse.
1. Up and at it – what is your morning routine? I wake at 7am and quickly check my email inbox from bed before getting up and preparing my five-year-old daughter Valentina’s lunchbox and breakfast, and making myself a smoothie.