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    Ainna Fawcett-Henesy

    Ainna Fawcett-Henesy

    Ainna Fawcett-Henesy has held a most impressive title for the last decade of what was a distinguished career in health care. She was the Chief Nurse of Europe, a role which saw her influence nursing education and policy in no less than 52 countries. With that CV, it’s hard to believe she got off to a shaky start back in the 1960s when she was refused entry into nursing in the Regional in her native Limerick.

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    Health in Sweden

    Health in Sweden

    Over the weekend the Reform Alliance held their Reform conference in  the RDS with politicians such as Lucinda Creighton and Peter Mathews taking part. The areas being discussed were political reform, the economy and health. With the Irish healthcare system being well below the OECD norm in terms of efficiency, reform of the healthcare system would certainly eat into a huge chunk of our economic problems. But how? Dr Ed Walsh is founding president of the University of Limerick and spoke at the conference and he advocates what is termed the Stockholm Revolution. I’m also joined by Prof. Charles Normand, ...

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    Points for Life

    Points for Life

    As our children become more and more tech savvy, the danger of them becoming more and more sedentary runs parallel. And with that the future health of our nation, which is already creaking under the obesity epidemic, needs to be addressed at primary school level, if our children are to lead longer, healthier lives. Senator and former World 5000m champion, Eamonn Coghlan, is today launching his Points for Life scheme in conjunction with the Department of Education.

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    Health Matters

    Health Matters

    He was elevated to the position of Junior Minister at the Department of Health because of the departure of his predecessor, but more than a year into the job, Minister Alex White has at least partly delivered one of the commitments in the Programme for Government – with free GP care for the under-5s. This is, he says, the first step on the road to free GP care for all, despite protests from doctors and doubts expressed by his fellow Junior Minister in Health. Minister Alex White joined Sean to discuss the implementation of that scheme – as well as ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1126/489147-today-with-sean-o-rourke-tuesday-26-november-2013/?clipid=1363598
    Big Risks to Your Health

    Big Risks to Your Health

    The biggest risk to anyone’s health is largely poor lifestyle choices. The big diseases resulting from these are cardiovascular disease, various cancers, obesity, diabetes and chronic lung disease (COPD).   All of the above diseases can significantly shorten your life or more significantly reduce the quality of your remaining years. We are now seeing children and teenagers with diabetes due to obesity stemming from childhood. Traditionally, people would go to the doctor if they were sick but investing some time and energy in preventive health and check-ups can reap rewards. Having a check-up that involves being weighed and measured, having your ...

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    Health

    Health

    In the aftermath of last week’s budget one Ministerial name has repeatedly cropped up in the headlines. Health Minister James Reilly should quit according to Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin, but his record has been defended by his colleagues, Brian Hayes insisted the Government had every confidence in him.Joining Sean was John Downing, Columnist with the Irish Independent.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1021/481681-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-21-october-2013/?clipid=1337971

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