Make this year for you – Avail of new free stop smoking service

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

One of the best things that you can do for 2021 is to stop smoking. Avail of the new QUIT service and this can become a reality. With the help of a Stop Smoking Advisor, you will get free expert support throughout your journey to become an ex-smoker as well as advice on stop smoking medications that help relieve withdrawal symptoms. This new service is provided by the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement team.

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Make this year for you – avail of new free stop smoking service from the HSE

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

One of the best things that you can do for yourself in 2021 is to stop smoking. Avail of the new Quit Smoking West Service and this can become a reality. With the help of a stop smoking advisor you will get free expert support throughout your journey to become an ex-smoker as well as advice on stop smoking medications that help relieve withdrawal symptoms. This new service is provided by the HSE health promotion and improvement team.

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How to take 20/20 vision into 2021

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Every year, January marks a fresh start, with a renewed focus on our health and wellbeing. We all hope the challenges of 2020 will soon be behind us, and now is the time to shake off some of the bad habits acquired during periods of lockdown. Specsavers has advice for those who have not given their vision and hearing health the care it needs during the last few months.

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Treating rheumatism and related syndromes with acupuncture

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Normally, once you have been diagnosed with rheumatic disorders such as arthritis, neck/back pains from disc problems, fibromyalgia, etc, you will be told to “live with” these diseases, take drugs that may risk some unexpected, even dangerous, side effects, change your lifestyle, and even accept loss of mobility. In addition, the long-term pain may also cause related psychiatric symptoms including anxiety and depression, which are recognised as chronic pain syndrome.

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Sleep well this Christmas season with Better Bedding

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Christmas is here and it's that time of the year when our sleeping patterns go off the rails.

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Free online or phone consultation with O'Neill Counselling & Psychotherapy

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

With Galway-based O'Neill Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice, clients can now avail of phone and online counselling from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

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A homely Christmas made simple at Iceland Ireland

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Whether you are roasting the turkey, making the dessert, or simply preparing some festive nibbles to have in front of the fire, Iceland Ireland is taking the stress out of the kitchen this year. Iceland’s head chef, Dave Lennox, has created a wide array of delicious festive recipes so shoppers will be spoilt for choice this Christmas and New Year. Iceland Ireland’s 27 stores nationwide are packed with hundreds of Irish brands, festive treats, and everything needed for an amazing Christmas dinner.

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Christmas is in the air

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

With Christmas Eve only a day away, the last minute shopping has begun. Christmas Eve celebrations are made easy with the wide range of delicious foods available at your local Joyce’s Supermarket. All Joyce’s Supermarkets will open until 7pm on Christmas Eve and reopen on St Stephen's Day for all your last minute shopping needs.

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No love for olives when it comes to pizza

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

In a shock development for anyone who agrees that pineapple has no business being on a pizza, olives have been found to be the nation's least favourite topping according to Irish-owed chain Four Star Pizza.

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Supporting young people in a time of uncertainty

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Galway City Comhairle na nÓg is a youth council for young people aged 12 to 17 years in education in or living in Galway city. In 2020 the committee worked on the topic of mental health, as voted on at the AGM in 2019.

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Galway social enterprise wins prestigious national award

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Meals4Health, a Galway-based social enterprise that provides fresh ready meals to suit the dietary needs of older people and those needing specialised nutritional support, has been announced as winner of the Social Enterprise of the Year at the Charity Impact Awards.

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Clonbur Medical Centre welcomes new GP to team

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Clonbur Medical Centre welcomes Dr Louise Freeman to the practice.

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Essential physiotherapy service remains open to treat bladder and bowel incontinence

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Aoife Ni Eochaidh, chartered physiotherapist, provides face to face, phone, and video call physiotherapy for pelvic floor muscle treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence from her clinic in Suite 14, Bon Secours Consultant Clinic in Renmore. She also treats sexual dysfunction, prolapse, post-natal pelvic conditions, and osteoporosis. People can choose to have their pelvic physiotherapy consultation by regular phone call, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc, or to attend in person. Patients can get a referral from their GP or self-refer.

Most Irish health insurance companies provide some cover for pelvic physiotherapy and, if needed, also they provide some cover for pelvic physiotherapy electrotherapy devices. Physiotherapy being an essential service, the clinic remains open during the pandemic, but is strictly adhering to Government guidelines. Letters are issued to patients travelling to the clinic to attend appointments.

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Getting ourselves ready for Christmas with Plexus Bio Energy

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Leading up to the Christmas period can be very stressful for lots of people due to financial and emotional issues, but it is up to ourselves how we take it on board.

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Support your immunity this winter with new vitamin D supplements from Irish company SOMEGA

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

When it comes to staying healthy, a balanced diet, exercise, and sleep are key. As we find ourselves in a winter like no other, it is more important than ever to support our immunity and in turn, give ourselves peace of mind and a mental boost. Vitamins, particularly vitamins C and D play a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system all year around.

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Essential physiotherapy service remains open to treat bladder and bowel incontinence

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Aoife Ni Eochaidh, chartered physiotherapist, provides face to face, phone, and video call physiotherapy for pelvic floor muscle treatment for bladder and bowel incontinence from her clinic in Suite 14, Bon Secours Consultant Clinic in Renmore. She also treats sexual dysfunction, prolapse, post-natal pelvic conditions, and osteoporosis. People can choose to have their pelvic physiotherapy consultation by regular phone call, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc, or to attend in person. Patients can get a referral from their GP or self-refer.

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Relight your fire during lockdown

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

The run up to Christmas can be stressful enough, but when we are also in a second lockdown and things seem full of uncertainty it can play havoc with our mental health. Maybe you have had enough of it all, and are feeling sick and tired of the situation and slipping into melancholy and depression. Chinese medicine, which uses powerful acupressure points and food-medicine for the body and soul, has some simple, easy tips to take care of yourself and raise your mood.

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Western Podiatry Clinic is open for appointments

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

The Western Podiatry Clinic would like to remind people that it remains open throughout the current Level 5 restrictions. Podiatry has been added to the healthcare list of essential services, and you are permitted to travel outside a 5km radius to attend medical appointments.

The clinic's podiatrist, Linda, will continue to adhere to guidelines regarding the wearing of the appropriate personal protective equipment and cleaning to the highest of standards. The clinic has stringent protocols in place ensuring your safety and the safety of those you live with.

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Discover the benefits of acupuncture

Thu, Nov 05, 2020

Trish Crampton of Acupuncture West Clinic first discovered the benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) after the birth of her second child. "I soon came to learn that Chinese medicine takes into consideration the individual as a whole in terms of mind, body, emotions, and spirit," she said.

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Galway businesses supporting each other

Thu, Nov 05, 2020

Spotlight Oral Care was founded four years ago by Galwegians Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa Creaven, practicing cosmetic dentists and sisters. As dentists, they know that good oral health is important for overall health, so they created clinically proven, clean, sustainable, oral care products that really work.

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