Margaret Leahy: when you lose your independence, the imapct is challenging
As a recent recipient of knee replacement surgery, Margaret Leahy discusses the challenges of learning to rely on others as she recuperates.
18 January 2023 Health
Think, talk and tell - why it’s so important
Not making decisions about the medical care you want at end of life can throw unwanted stress on family members. Margaret Hawkins talks to Dr Tony Holohan about why there’s comfort in planning ahead.
11 January 2023 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine’s Country: having to take my own advice
Katherine O’Leary had to take her own advice and not stress about who was around the Christmas dinner table when sickness visited the family.
Living well with a chronic condition
Struggling to cope with a chronic condition like arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, diabetes, COPD, Parkinson’s, long COVID or heart issues? If so, there is help.
14 December 2022 Health
Remembering Vicky Phelan
The best way to honour Vicky is to look after ourselves actively and responsibly, writes Katherine O’Leary.
23 November 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine's Country: Diarmiud becomes a transplant recipient
So many people have been involved in Diarmuid’s care to get him fit for his kidney transplant, writes Katherine O'Leary.
9 November 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Closure crisis in nursing home sector
Sixteen rural nursing homes will have closed by the end of 2022 taking 500 beds out of the system. How will this impact rural families? Margaret Hawkins reports.
9 November 2022 Health
Health: more power to patients
Mistakes can happen in hospitals, so be prepared to speak up if you notice an error or something has gone wrong.
26 October 2022 Health
Katherine’s Country: a frantic dash to Beaumont Hospital
When Diarmuid is called to Beaumont for a kidney transplant, the Dublin Metropolitan Region Roads Policing Unit comes to the rescue.
26 October 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Healthbytes: keep up to date with all the latest health news
Want a reminder of the health-related changes in Budget 2023 or tips on keeping the winter blues at bay? Margaret Hawkins has all these HealthBytes and more.
19 October 2022 Health
Breastfeeding: why women say yes and why women say no
Breastfeeding rates are low in Ireland compared to other countries. So what is stopping Irish women trying it and why should they give it a go? Margaret Hawkins reports.
12 October 2022 Health
Rural healthcare: Where to from here?
In the fourth week of our 2022 snapshot series of rural GP shortages, Margaret Hawkins gets a response to last week’s suggested solutions from the Minister for Health and outgoing HSE CEO Paul Reid.
5 October 2022 Health