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My name is Gerry Finnerty and I am an Alpha-1 patient. I have the ZZ form of the condition which is the most severe to be diagnosed with. This means both copies of

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Spring cleaning may not be good for your health. This was the experience of one Maynooth resident following her enthusiastic assault on a long-neglected oven. The cleaning agent used by Orla Keane, 56,

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In 2005 I started to attend Pilates classes as my back had begun to grumble again and I knew that the exercises would be helpful. I soon realised that when I had to

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Smoking is the number one risk factor for lung disease in those born with Alpha-1. The European Lung Foundation and the European Respiratory Society describe the benefits of quitting smoking in two excellent diagrams.

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Upon diagnosis Alpha-1 patients can be fast-tracked to the National Alpha-1 Clinic in Beaumont Hospital for medical assessment, follow-up care and genetic counselling. The specialist Alpha-1 Clinic started in Beaumont Hospital in March 2010. Every Wednesday afternoon

June 25, 2014 Comments Off

A Simple Guide to Clinical Trials The Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) is an umbrella group of medical research and patient support charities, many of which are involved in with rare diseases. In

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Medical Q. I've had Pulmonary Function Tests but I don't know what they mean? A. Pulmonary function tests (also called PFTs) are carried out in order to investigate lung health.  The tests consist

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