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Inspirational Mary proves it’s never too late to quit smoking 6 years ago

Inspirational Mary proves it’s never too late to quit smoking

By  •  Health

Mary started smoking in the 1940s, when she was 17, and was an addict right up to the age of 80. She battled cancer three times before deciding that enough …
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How about pancakes topped with some goodwill? 6 years ago

How about pancakes topped with some goodwill?

By  •  News

The Happy Camper Cafe at Cooneys in Letterkenny are hosting a special Pancake Tuesday event in aid of iCAN Ireland. iCAN is a volunteer and parent lead network who help …
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Three tasty low-calorie recipes for your three meals today 6 years ago

Three tasty low-calorie recipes for your three meals today

By  •  Health

I know that for some of you, resolutions are a distant memory, but for those of you that are hanging onto your New Year’s goals by a thread, I am …
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Life-saving breast milk bank appeal for donations 6 years ago

Life-saving breast milk bank appeal for donations

Ireland’s only milk bank based in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, provides lifesaving breast milk to over 900 babies a year.

They are currently facing an exceptional shortage of milk despite heavy …
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Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport 6 years ago

Aiveen Lavery: How women can overcome barriers in sport

Aiveen Lavery is a Chartered Physiotherapist at JT Physiotherapy and Reformer Pilates, Letterkenny and Derry. Aiveen has always been a keen sportsperson and currently plays for the Derry City Senior …
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“If you’re not feeling right, go and get checked out” 6 years ago

“If you’re not feeling right, go and get checked out”

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The 2017 Rundonegal Women’s 5k takes place on the 2nd April at 11am at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar.

This year, the 5K will raise funds for the charity …
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Why it is all so confusing 6 years ago

Why it is all so confusing

By  •  Fitness, Health

This past week, an article in Her.ie titled, ‘The sneaky reason you can’t shift your belly fat’, claimed that caffeine, cortisol and your hormones were the reasons that you couldn’t shift …
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Still Waiting Vigil planned for Letterkenny Hospital 6 years ago

Still Waiting Vigil planned for Letterkenny Hospital

By  •  News

Organisers from the Still Waiting Health Campaign say the event will take place on Thursday, February 16th at 7.30pm, and they are urging as many people as possible to attend.

They …
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Victory for campaigners as new radiotherapy centre opens 6 years ago

Victory for campaigners as new radiotherapy centre opens

The Centre aims to cater for a population of approx. 0.5 million people, including approximately 110,000 people from the Republic of Ireland and mainly patients from Donegal.

Speaking at the …
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People and their opinions 6 years ago

People and their opinions

By  •  Health

Last Sunday was ‘Super Bowl Sunday’. If the Super Bowl is famous for something other than American Football, it is the half time show.

One of the biggest spectacles of …
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Oncology services return to Letterkenny – but questions remain 6 years ago

Oncology services return to Letterkenny – but questions remain

It has been confirmed that normal medical oncology services have resumed at Letterkenny University Hospital. 

Donegal cancer patients were having to travel to Galway in the past month due to the suspension …
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Little Leona’s heart-rending delays 6 years ago

Little Leona’s heart-rending delays

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Karen Gainfort from Kilmacrennan was told by Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin that there was no bed available this week for her daughter Leona to get the vital heart procedure …
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Big plans and hopes to honour the wishes of Brid Carr 6 years ago

Big plans and hopes to honour the wishes of Brid Carr

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Women of Donegal will be out in force running and walking the RunDonegal Women’s 5K this April to support a local charity for women.

The annual event will be held …
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Please don’t sabotage your friends’ goals 6 years ago

Please don’t sabotage your friends’ goals

By  •  Health

When someone starts out on their health and fitness journey, they are faced with an array of obstacles; How do I train? Which diet should I follow? Can I eat …
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Check your tatas! 6 years ago

Check your tatas!

Orla, a beauty therapist from Dungloe, was diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after her 30th birthday last November. She has taken a break from running her mobile salon to …
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Reassurance ahead of your smear test 6 years ago

Reassurance ahead of your smear test

“We would like to reassure women that it is a very short procedure. It all takes around 15 minutes and that includes your paperwork and having a cup of tea …
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Share the wisdom with your sisters this week 6 years ago

Share the wisdom with your sisters this week

Women across Donegal are being urged to attend for free smear tests during European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

The Pearl of Wisdom campaign launched this week to remind women aged …
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How would you like to Kiss Goodbye to MS? 6 years ago

How would you like to Kiss Goodbye to MS?

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is calling on supporters in County Donegal to Kiss Goodbye to MS from January 17th until February 14th and to help raise funds for MS research and …
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Be careful about weight loss myths 6 years ago

Be careful about weight loss myths

By  •  Health

When it comes to weight loss everyone has an opinion, and I mean EVERYONE! Every single day I hear countless stories from clients and members of the gym, all of …
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Katie the Heart Warrior 6 years ago

Katie the Heart Warrior

The Newton native was just seven years old when she had major surgery at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin to fix a hole in her heart. This week, on …
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Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal 6 years ago

Midwifery clinics return to West Donegal

Ante-Natal Services will recommence at Dungloe Community Hospital today, two years after they were suspended at the facility.

This development comes after months of uncertainty surrounding the future of maternity services at …
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Get your cancer concerns answered in confidence 6 years ago

Get your cancer concerns answered in confidence

The mobile unit is a free and confidential service which seeks to raise awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle …
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How 2 words can change your life 6 years ago

How 2 words can change your life

By  •  Health

If you were to ask 100 people how they felt whilst on a diet, there would be a few answers that would stand out.

Things like;

Donegal fitness experts blast skinny teas 6 years ago

Donegal fitness experts blast skinny teas

The same thing happens every year – January comes around and the weight loss industry takes centre stage. Diet plans, books, DVDs, pills and shakes are bought up by people …
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Linda’s breathtaking journey 6 years ago

Linda’s breathtaking journey

Linda Gallagher has just turned 40, she weighs 24 stone and she is taking on a huge personal challenge.

The Letterkenny woman is determined to walk 5K without having to …
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Schools could stay closed to stop further spread of flu 6 years ago

Schools could stay closed to stop further spread of flu

By  •  Health

Donegal GP Dr James McDaid has issued a warning about the flu virus and said that schools should remain closed after the Christmas break to prevent the outbreak of an …
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“I want to Get Cancer” adverts are shocking Ireland 6 years ago

“I want to Get Cancer” adverts are shocking Ireland

The new ad campaign from the Irish Cancer Society sees various people describe why they want to “Get Cancer” – but instead of developing Dthe disease, the word ‘get’ refers to …
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Self care vs selfish 6 years ago

Self care vs selfish

By  •  Health

Today’s article is about taking care of you!

After all the hype of Christmas and the New Year, many of us will feel a little low in January. We may feel …
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You haven’t done as much damage as you think! 6 years ago

You haven’t done as much damage as you think!

By  •  Health

If you are sitting today, completely stuffed and wondering how you are ever going to eat again, don’t worry, you are not alone.

It is the time of year …
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Local actor recites chilling poem to make you rethink that drink 6 years ago

Local actor recites chilling poem to make you rethink that drink

Donegal based national charity Alcohol Forum has recorded a version of the classic Christmas poem, ‘Twas the night before Christmas’, to raise awareness of the harmful effect our drinking can …
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Relax, recharge and reset 6 years ago

Relax, recharge and reset

This week I am not going to preach to you.

There will be no tips or hints.

This coming week is about one thing.

Spending time with your family …
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What exactly is counselling? 6 years ago

What exactly is counselling?

By  •  Health

“The  message I want to share is for people to not suffer alone. It is OK not to feel OK and it is OK to ask for help. If you …
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Women in Donegal are being urged to have smear tests 6 years ago

Women in Donegal are being urged to have smear tests

By  •  Health

A report today showed that 76% of women in Donegal who are in the targeted age bracket for cervical cancer screening are availing of the test. Women between 25 and …
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No gym, no problem! 6 years ago

No gym, no problem!

By  •  Health

The gym can be a daunting place.

Having trained and worked in many different gyms over the past 20 years, I know how intimidating the thought of starting a gym …
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Let’s talk motivation 6 years ago

Let’s talk motivation

By  •  Health

Hello and welcome to the Donegal Women Health supplement.

I am Emmet Rushe and I am a Personal trainer and online coach.

I own Rushe Fitness, a thriving gym in …
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Video: Don’t neglect your elders this Christmas 6 years ago

Video: Don’t neglect your elders this Christmas

By  •  Health, Videos

Is this the saddest Christmas Ad that has ever been made? It was released last Christmas by a company called Edeka. Although it’s a year old, we at Donegal Woman …
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