Irish Heart Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Irish Heart Foundation
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Laragh Notebook – April 21

Blessing of GravesThe Blessing of the Graves in Glendalough will take place on Friday 9 May at 8 p.m. and the Blessing of Graves in Brockagh takes place Friday 16 th May at 8pm.  On both of these evenings there will be mass in St. Kevin’s Church at 7 ... [Published Wicklownews.net - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

One in four die of heart disease in Waterford

One in four die of heart disease in WaterfordWITH heart disease accounting for more than one in four deaths in Waterford the Irish Heart Foundation is appealing to members of the public to come out in force to help them raise vital donations to prevent ... [Published Waterford News & Star - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Heart disease accounts for more than 1/3 of deaths in Donegal as 369 families lose a loved one annually

Donegal volunteers are being called on to help the Irish Heart Foundation raise a half million Euro this May to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.Back in 1990, almost 16,000 lives were lost annually to heart disease and stroke in Ireland but thanks ... [Published Donegal Democrat - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Public Health Awareness Day is a huge success!

Yesterday, Coiste Scaoil Saor Ó Ailse (Break Free from Cancer) hosted a Public Health Awareness Day in Ionad Naomh Pádraig Dobhair, Gweedore, and the day was a great success for everyone involved.Present on the day was The Marie Keating Foundation Unit ... [Published Donegal Post - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Stroke victims forced to pay for rehab as services absent

Stroke victims are being forced to pay privately for vital rehabilitation such as physiotherapy and speech and language therapy because services in the community are so poor.The deficits in community care for sufferers of stroke, highlighted in a National ... [Published Irish Examiner - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Mental Health Provision for Stroke Victims 'Grim'

Only a tenth of stroke victims with severe psychological problemsget access to mental health services, according to a new report.The National Survey of Stroke Survivors by the Royal College ofSurgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) ... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

National Stroke Survivor Day/National Stroke Study Day for Health Professionals

Irish Heart FoundationFurther details tegan@irishheart.ie or Tel 01 668 5 ... [Published Irish Health.com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don’t get help

TWO NEW STUDIES have found that more than half of stroke patients suffer either depression of anxiety in the six months after it happens though very few receive help for it.Prelimiary findings from a Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) study found ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

A real centre of excellence WHITECHURCH Community Centre has had its dedication to heart...

The Community Centre is at the heart of Whitechurch and its facilities cater on a daily basis for an ever-growing population and a wide variety of sporting and community groups, and it has been given the 'Heartsafe' award standard by the Irish Heart Foundation. ... [Published Irish Independent - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Heart attacks fall by 10% as a result of workplace smoking ban

Wednesday, 26th March 2014On the 10-year anniversary of the Workplace Smoking Ban (24th March), the Irish Heart Foundation is celebrating the more than 10% reduction in Irish heart attack rates which followed the ban's introduction.Irish research shows ... [Published Waterford Today - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

One life saved every day since ban on smoking began

A life has been saved every day since the workplace smoking ban was introduced a decade ago, according to figures released to mark its anniversary.Department of Health records revealed on the 10-year anniversary of the ban yesterday show 3,726 fewer people ... [Published Irish Examiner - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 5 reports

Puffed out?

Ten years ago the Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to introduce a workplace smoking ban.People in the Republic got used very quickly to the smoking ban, which has been followed by many other states.Many wondered at the time whether ... [Published BBC - Mar 24 2014]

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"When I heard the thud that morning four years ago, I thought Jack had thrown something really heavy down the stairs – so it was a big shock seeing him lying there" says Brian, who works as a transmission rigger for RTE
...Chief Executive of the Irish Heart Foundation said that the organisation is delighted to present this award to Whitechurch Community Centre. "They have shown incredible dedication in achieving this award and I have no doubt that their actions will help to save more lives."
Dr Angie Brown, Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation said: "The rapid reduction in heart attacks after the introduction of the workplace smoking ban may be surprising to the general public but it makes sense when we consider the immediate effect tobacco smoke has on the body. The poisons in smoke pose a danger right away. Sudden blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes can be triggered by tobacco smoke. This means that just sitting in a smoke-filled bar would raise a person's chances of a heart attack. The reduction in heart attack admissions here shows that Ireland's courageous move as the first country to have a comprehensive smoking ban led to a vast improvement in the nation's heart health."
"We are calling for smoking in cars where children are present to be completely banned" he said. Research shows that children exposed to second-hand smoke in cars, in the home and in other areas can suffer from tobacco-related illnesses...

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Reducing the risk of stroke [Published Southern Star - 23 hours ago]
Laragh Notebook – April 21 [Published Wicklownews.net - Apr 22 2014]
One in four die of heart disease in Waterford [Published Waterford News & Star - Apr 18 2014]
Renal denervation: latest trial shows technique... [Published Irish Medical Times - Apr 18 2014]
Heart disease accounts for more than 1/3 of dea... [Published Donegal Democrat - Apr 17 2014]
Vitamin D may improve quality, length of life f... [Published Orthopedics Today - Apr 15 2014]
The death has occurred of James HENNESSY Little... [Published Wicklownews.net - Apr 15 2014]
Obituaries April 12 2014 [Published Donegal Post - Apr 12 2014]
Public Health Awareness Day is a huge success! [Published Donegal Post - Apr 11 2014]
Stroke victims forced to pay for rehab as servi... [Published Irish Examiner - Apr 11 2014]
My son Jack suffered a stroke when he was just ... [Published Irish Independent - Apr 11 2014]
Third of stroke survivors must pay for essent... [Published Irish Times - Apr 11 2014]
Public Health Awareness Day taking place tomorrow! [Published Donegal Post - Apr 09 2014]
Mental Health Provision for Stroke Victims 'Grim' [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 08 2014]
National Stroke Survivor Day/National Stroke St... [Published Irish Health.com - Apr 08 2014]
Half of stroke patients suffer depression or an... [Published TheJournal.ie - Apr 06 2014]
Man with stolen IRFU cheque avoids jail [Published Evening Herald - Apr 05 2014]
An untapped resource [Published Irish Medical News - Apr 04 2014]
Bassetts and JP Corry raise £51,824 for Barnard... [Published CommunityNI.org - Apr 02 2014]
Coiste Scaoil Saor Ó Ailse to host Public Healt... [Published Donegal Post - Apr 02 2014]
Trio show some heart in Everest quest [Published Donegal Democrat - Mar 31 2014]
A real centre of excellence WHITECHURCH Communi... [Published Irish Independent - Mar 31 2014]
WOMEN’S LIVES: Coping with a stroke [Published Donegal Democrat - Mar 27 2014]
Heart attacks fall by 10% as a result of workpl... [Published Waterford Today - Mar 26 2014]
Hospitality industry a key battleground [Published Irish Medical Times - Mar 26 2014]
Call for smoke ban outside all public buildings [Published Evening Herald - Mar 25 2014]
One life saved every day since ban on smoking b... [Published Irish Examiner - Mar 25 2014]
Puffed out? [Published BBC - Mar 24 2014]
Heart attacks ‘have fallen 10%’ since smoking ban [Published Kildare Nationalist - Mar 24 2014]
Smoking ban leads to more than 10 per cent fall... [Published TheJournal.ie - Mar 24 2014]
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A reply to the Irish Heart Foundation [Published Velvet Glove, Iron Fist - Nov 15 2013]
Following the smoking debate in Dublin and my article in the Irish Independent last month, the neo-prohibitionists of the Emerald Isle have been scrambling to show that, despite all the evidence, their tax-and-ban agenda has been a roaring success ...
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