Thursday, 23rd November 2017
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Managing Pain

Free Health advice brought to you by Sam McCauley Chemists Broad Street and Williamstown.

Our pharmacists and staff are experts when it comes to advising you on the best products or advice for managing pain. Whether it’s a simple headache, back pain, muscular pain or children’s pain our healthcare team can advise on the best product for you.

There have been many new products launched in the last couple of years so don’t just assume that what you have always used is the best available. Talk to our pharmacists in Sam McCauley Chemists who can advise on the most effective pain relieving medicine for you or your children.

One of the biggest causes of everyday aches and pains is our modern lifestyle. Our pharmacists and staff can advise you on various prevention tips to help prevent everyday aches and pains occurring. For example if you are sitting at a desk for extended periods make sure that you check your posture regularly to ensure that you are sitting up tall with your feet flat on the floor. Another way of warding off every day aches and pains is gentle exercise and stretching. Make sure that you stay hydrated during the day and try to drink water regularly as this will help prevent headaches. Sleep is also very important so make sure that you get a good night’s sleep as this is when the body heals.

For adults suffering from headaches Nurofen Express (ibuprofen) is available in the pharmacy and this new formulation works up to twice as fast as standard ibuprofen. It has general pain relieving properties as well as being an effective anti-inflammatory so is also effective for muscular or back pain.

If you are an adult suffering from back pain or muscular pain you may be able to use a topical anti-inflammatory such as Voltarol (Diclofenac) which can be used in conjunction with some of the oral analgesics and may offer further relief from the symptoms. Speak to your local Sam McCauley Pharmacist for more details.

Please consult with your Sam McCauley Pharmacist before taking any medicine

There was widespread sadness expressed late last week when it was learnt that Tony Roche had been called to his eternal rest.Tony ran the well known ``Tony Roche Menswear'' shop in George's Court for many years (the store opened in 1981) and in recent times his daughter Elaine took over the business and has now opened a new shop where the former Old Stand Bar was situated. This outlet opened last month and it is called T-R-M and it will be a fitting legacy to Tony. Tony was synonymous with all that was good in Waterford retail for decades, a generous man to a fault and he was at all times generous for sponsorship to charity and sporting organisations . As a young man he had a long association with the local Crusaders Football Club and he was the goalkeeper on the famous team which won the national Evans Cup competition (Under 15) in 1960. Former Blues star Paul Morrissey was the skipper of that team. Tony captained the Crusaders team which won the local ``Pen and Brush Cup'' Under 14 competition in 1959. Crusaders were the first schoolboy team from Waterford to win a national cup competition when they won the Evans Cup and that fact was fondly remembered by many last weekend including Pat Kelly, the long serving secretary of the Waterford Schoolboy Football League. Only three WSFL clubs have won national titles (Bolton in the mid 70's and Waterford Crystal in 2006 being the others). Tony was a native of the Cork Road and a gentleman called Tom Horan from that area was a founding member of the Crusaders club Lot's of the players who wore the famous Blue and Red colours were also Cork Road natives. Tony always retained an interest in local football after he retired from playing and he also followed the fortunes of our League of Ireland club with a passion. He lined out for Waterford FC himself on four occasions. He deputised once for the injured first choice goalkeeper Vincent Dunphy in season 1959-60 and he replaced Dunphy on three occasions in season 1963-64. As a businessman he gave an opportunity to many to make a living in the clothes trade, including his long time friend Greg Pheasy who now runs his own business on Patrick Street. They used to travel to trade shows together and Greg, who is also an avid soccer man and former Waterford United director recalled stories of their travels together. As a footballer Tony was a model player without an identifiable blemish on an admirable career and he also had a deep love for the Liverpool Football Club, a fact underlined by the fact that a Liverpool flag was draped on his coffin. Reposing took place at his residence at Newrath Road, Newrath, Ferrybank on Thursday, May 11th from 4.00pm. Requiem Mass was celebrated in The Cathedral, Barronstrand Street on Friday, May 12th at 2.00pm and he was laid to rest afterwards in St Mary's Cemetery, Ballygunner. We extend our sorrow to his wife Breda, his daughter Elaine and the entire Roche family on their sad loss. May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace. Donations if desired to Waterford Hospice.

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