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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

Power to the people

I am just back home from the protest march campaigning for 24 x 7 cardiac care. Despite the chilly weather, and despite the Ireland rugby match being on at the same time, thousands of people turned up to remind our local and national politicians that we will not cease until we have the proper cardiac care services that we deserve in the South East.

It was wonderful to see support from all our neighbouring counties too – more and more people are coming to the realisation that our politicians have got this one terribly wrong.

There were some terrific and moving speeches on the day – people literally speaking from the heart. Catherine Power and Breffni Power

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

With January fading into a memory now so are many people’s New Year’s resolutions - research shows most resolutions will not make it past the second week in February. And with quitting smoking one of the most common resolutions, it has been revealed that a huge majority (85%) of would-be quitters try multiple times to quit but ultimately go back to the habit.

Most Irish smokers have declared they would like to stop, yet without the right support many sadly, pick up the habit again. With this in mind, Boots have an exciting new proposition for all Irish smokers – they will support those who want to stop smoking, by rewarding them when they Stop For Good. Through their revamped, evidence-based Stop For Good Rewards service, Boots will provide participants who remain smoke free through the 12 weeks of the programme

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Dentists have urged budding romantics who suffer from halitosis or chronic bad breath to try and get it treated ahead of Valentine’s Day. Twenty five per cent of the population suffer from the condition which affects men and women equally. However women are more likely to seek treatment for the condition more quickly than men.

Cork based dentist Dr Mairead Browne said that in most cases the condition is easily treatable.

"The issue very often is that people do not realise they have this condition and of course if that is the case they won’t bother seeking treatment. Not alone can it cause major embarrassment and disappointment for people on big dates but it can also be a sign of gum disease. If you think this may be the case for a friend or family member you should mention it to them

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Chair & Gentle Yoga at House of Yoga

Another year older. Are you feeling flexible, strong, energetic and relaxed as you age? Or are you feeling stiffer, weaker, more tired and tense with every year? Would you like to take up an activity that addresses these issues and is simple and easy to practice?

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga enjoyed from the comfort and safety of a chair. You get a wonderful all over stretch while sitting in your chair or standing next to it. No need to get down on the floor, let the chair do the work.

Chair Yoga is particularly suitable for anyone with limited mobility. A 6 week Chair Yoga course starts Friday 16th Feb at 11:45am. 6 Classes €50. Booking essential.

A 6 week Gentle Yoga course starts Friday 16th Feb at 10:30am. 6 Classes €50.

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Know Your Rights

Online dispute resolution


What can I do if I have a problem with an item I’ve bought online?


If you are not happy with an item you have bought online, you should always contact the trader first to make a complaint. If you are not satisfied with their response, you may be able to get help.

If your complaint is against a trader here in Ireland, you can contact the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission for advice.

If the trader is in another EU member state, you can contact the European Consumer Centre Ireland (ECC Ireland). ECC Ireland may contact the trader and try to resolve your dispute. If this is not successful, ECC Ireland can advise you on other options.

You can also use the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform. The ODR platform is operated by the European Commission for use by

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

A Novel Approach to improving Physical & Emotional Wellbeing

The Waterford Women’s Support Network Conference which took place recently at the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Barrack Street, titled: A Novel Approach to improving Physical & Emotional Wellbeing. The ladies were thrilled to have three excellent guest speakers: Dr Ryan Foley PT, DPT Evolve Physiotherapy & Wellness, Registered Dietician Aoife Hearne of Operation Transformation and Michael Kelly from GIY Ireland (Grow it yourself), sharing their knowledge.

Ryan spoke about his integrated treatment model and educational system used to help improve physical and emotional wellness, but also to empower people to learn more about their bodies so they can adapt to their environment. He uses advanced methods including applied functional neurology, neural activation therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, Integrated cranial therapy, and other movement based practices to elicit safety in the body and allow it

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Keep up the Healthy Eating this February with a Hearty Breakfast from SuperValu’s Free Porridge Giveaway

To celebrate the goodness and health benefits of porridge, SuperValu will be giving FREE PORRIDGE to customers nationwide on Saturday the 10th February with any purchase made in store.

With January finally ending, it’s never been easier to stick to our new year’s resolutions by maintaining that healthy 'new year, new me’ attitude and the 'good’ habits that have become a part of our daily routine for the rest of the year and beyond.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a bowl of nutritious porridge is a breakfast staple that will keep those hunger pangs at bay right through until lunchtime. To celebrate the goodness and health benefits

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Pancake Tuesday, or depending on where you are in the world, Shrove Tuesday/ Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras (which is French for Fat Tuesday), is the last of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Traditionally served with a sprinkle of sugar, jam or squeeze of lemon, and nowadays popularly served with chocolate spread, bananas and nuts, for the ultimate indulgence this Pancake Tuesday, whip up a batch of Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio’s Pancake Stack with Orange Segments, Chocolate Fudge Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts.

This mouth-watering and decadent dish is perfect for a luscious breakfast or a satisfying dessert. The combination of sweet juicy oranges and chocolate fudge sauce make for the perfect plate of pancakes.

Serves 6 – 8 (depending on the size of the pancakes)


For the filling

- 3 oranges, peeled

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Denis Cullen will lead a walk to Mt. Leinster next Sunday 4th Febuary. Meet at the Hypermarket, Morgan Street, at 10am. Boots Essential! Food, hot drink, hat, gloves, rain gear suitable for winter walking advised. All further details from Dick on 086-2652768.

New Year, New You at Carrickphierish Library

Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is, Carrickphierish Library has you covered! We are holding a series of free events every Tuesday morning at the start of 2018 to help you kick-start those New Year’s Resolutions.

Carrickphierish Library Branch Manager Melanie Cunningham says "Our New Year, New You program in Carrickphierish Library is a great opportunity for those looking for some inspiration or for anyone perhaps overwhelmed with the amount of information out there for Nutrition, Job Searching, Money Management and Affordable Childcare. We are bringing in expert advisors in each of these

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Treatment Abroad Scheme


I know that medical treatments available in Ireland can be accessed in other EU countries instead. What if I need a treatment that is not available in Ireland?


If you are entitled to public health services that are available in Ireland, you can access these services in the European Economic Area (EEA) and be repaid the cost under the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive.

If you are a public patient and need treatment that is not available to you in Ireland, you may be able to use the Treatment Abroad Scheme to get the treatment in another country in the EEA, or in Switzerland. The Scheme may provide help with your travel fare and, in some cases, the fare for a travelling companion.

You must be referred for treatment abroad by an Irish-based consultant who is treating you as a public patient. You

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Letters to the Editor


    No Gun ControlAs much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.In actual fact if past histor …

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