Working life: Vivienne Curran, colorectal nurse Specialist, Mercy University Hospital

7am
My husband drops the two younger kids to school. The eldest is studying medicine in Galway. 

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Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on diabetes and ear infections

Does a ‘sweet-tooth’ lead to diabetes and does a cold lead to an ear infection? Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions.

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Natural health: Fibromyalgia and foot blisters

Megan Sheppard answers your questions on how to deal with fibromyalgia and foot blisters naturally.

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My new boyfriend wants to know about my past lovers

Part of me thinks it’s none of his business, but if I do decide to tell him, I don’t want him to be shocked.

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Check it out: FitStar Personal Trainer app

Too busy to go to the gym? Then check out this app that offers a personalised workout no matter where you are.

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Online and in the news...

VAPING INCREASE: The number of people who have tried e-cigarettes almost doubled in two years. 

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A guide on the damage caused by grinding your teeth

DO you often wake up with a mysteriously aching jaw? Have a habit of clenching your face when you’re tense, anxious or angry?

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Ageing with attitude: Step it out to reduce odds of serious illnesses like cancer

Putting on weight as we age is not just an issue of vanity, it also increases the risk of being diagnosed with cancer, says Margaret Jennings.

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The shape I'm in: Sergiu Ciobanu, marathon runner and physical therapist

WHEN runner Sergiu Ciobanu landed in Ireland 10 years ago at the age of 22 he didn’t even know what language the people spoke. 

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Try this surf-inspired workout for strength and toning

We can’t offer sun, sand and sea, but how about top-to-toe fitness?

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Dad’s World with Jonathan deBurca Butler

Ciara said: “He’ up,” as she lay beside me, listening to Fionn trotting along the corridor.

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Online and in the shops...

Show goes on:  Every summer for the past 200 years, the Munster Agricultural Society has held the Cork Summer Show. 

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How to put the sunshine vitamin into your child's diet

ONE in four Irish mums are in the dark about Vitamin D — in a recent survey, 25% admitted “not knowing anything” about the vitamin.

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Rob's Cork City Marathon Blog Week 12 - Your race day checklist

This week, we’re getting our packing done. Just like a holidayer on their way to somewhere exotic, we must ensure we have enough to get us through the duration of our trip.

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WEEK 6: Ciara McDonnell’s six-week weight loss programme comes to an end

Six weeks ago the team behind One Arena set Ciara McDonnell a fitness challenge. At the end of it all, she’s a whole stone and 12.5 inches lighter.

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Check it out: Weleda Arnica Muscle Soak, €17.99

Gearing up for the Cork City Marathon or a local 10k run?

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Online and in the news: Plastic padding

PLASTIC PADDING: Exposure in the womb to a common chemical used in plastic water bottles and food cans may predispose babies to obesity, research suggests.

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5 facts on why post-workout protein is important

Take protein within 30 minutes after completing a workout.

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The shape I'm in: Andrea Irvine, actress

ACTOR Andrea Irvine is near the end of a “marathon” shoot and can’t wait to cross the finish line. 

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Improve your cycling skills with this workout, designed to boost endurance and speed

IT doesn’t matter what level you’re at – training off the saddle should be just as much part of your preparation as putting in the cycling miles.

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