September 17th, 2014

Doctor Karen

Last orders for heart disease

Launching the Irish Heart Foundation’s annual September Heart Month campaign, former Father Ted actor Frank Kelly joined heart transplant survivor and Ireland’s favourite maitre d’ John Healy and Irish actress Caroline Morahan to remind the public to ‘Say When Sooner’ to alcohol and avoid preventable heart or stroke problems


I have put on ten pounds in weight over the past year. Could this be related to the oral contraceptive pill?

Is my weight gain due to contraceptive pill?


I have a two-month-old son and am worried there are too many vaccines given at one time

I'm worried there are too many vaccines for my child


Contraband cigarettes are manufactured by big tobacco companies

Big Tobacco is the source of 90% of contraband cigarettes in Ireland

“The level of contraband cigarettes coming into Ireland strongly suggests that Big Tobacco is deliberately flooding low-tax economies with their own brands"


Packie Bonner

Bonner's book of hope for men



Andrew Rudd

Healthy eating can save sight


Fishy issue


Keep a lookout for skin cancer


My daughter (12) has had several episodes of abdominal pain

Dear Karen: Daughter struggling with abdominal pains


Tips for safe eating on holiday


Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever is very common in Ireland

New treatment for allergies

Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever is very common in Ireland


Gradual changes help weight loss


Bid to help stroke survivors to quit

To mark World No Tobacco Day, the Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the health service to focus on helping stroke survivors quit smoking for good


Should I take sleeping pills


Daughter having difficulty with her periods

My daughter (14) is having difficulty with her periods


HSE now 'failing cancer patients'

Irish Cancer Society concerned many patients suffering distress and financial misshap