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How to assess your symptoms of COVID-19

Many of you will be experiencing symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19. It’s very common for people to feel anxious if they do start to experience symptoms that could be linked to COVID-19.  If this is the case, try not to panic. Whilst there is a lot of coronavirus in the community, your symptoms may be due to another cause. …

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How to assess your symptoms of COVID-19

A Detailed Look at COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout our community and indeed throughout the world, we wanted to tell you a little bit more about the virus and its origins. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV2.  About the Virus The virus was first reported in the city of in Wuhan, in the province of Hubei …

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A Detailed Look at COVID-19

Advice for Parents During Covid-19

There are some great memes going around about the ‘joys’ of parenting during self-isolation and social distancing. However, being on top of one another while schools are out can be a challenge.  Stay Calm There is an old aphorism in medicine. “As calm as you are is as calm as they will be.” Be a model. Try not to lecture …

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Advice for Parents During Covid-19

Helping Sleep During Covid-19

Many people, including us, are finding sleep difficulty during the Covid 19 pandemic. Over a sustained period of time chronic partial sleep loss has been shown to reduce mood, increase the likelihood of picking up infections. Try to make sure you are getting at least 7 hours sleep per night or ideally five 90 minute sleep cycles.  If you have …

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Helping Sleep During Covid-19

Discover Cancer and Cardiac Genetics

Cancer and Cardiac Genetic Testing   At Coyne Medical we believe in the power of genetic testing to improve our health. That’s why we wanted to make high-quality genetic testing accessible to our patients.  You might be thinking, if I am healthy, why should I do genetic testing? The answer is simple. Everyone’s genes contain valuable information about their health. …

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Discover Cancer and Cardiac Genetics

Photoprotection – Protecting our skin from the sun!

Why do we need photoprotection? Photoprotection is required to reduce ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced skin damage, photo-aging and skin cancers. Photoprotection includes sunscreens, clothing, hats and sunglasses. What is UV radiation? UV radiation affects the skin by causing ageing, sunburns, precancerous lesions, cancerous lesions and immunosuppression. There are 3 types of UVA radiation: UVC, UVB and UVA. UVA is associated …

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Photoprotection – Protecting our skin from the sun!

What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

  Patients are often shocked when they come to see a Dermatologist and a full-skin examination is required. To help you make the most of your consultation, here are a few tips. A full skin examination performed by a Dermatologist is a great opportunity and should be availed of at your appointment. The exam itself is usually very brief, taking …

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What happens when you go to the Dermatologist?

Breastfeeding Newborns – The Simple Yet Essential Questions

Breastfeeding is supposed be a very natural thing. You would think that some sort of instinct would kick in, and that it really would be something everyone would be able to do. For whatever reason, this is not always the case and it definitely was not something that I found particularly easy. Perhaps because our lives have changed so much, …

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Breastfeeding Newborns – The Simple Yet Essential Questions
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