Blood pressure:The Irish Heart Foundation said its national blood pressure roadshow advised almost one-third of adults to see their GP for medical attention. In September and October the roadshow delivered free blood pressure checks by Irish Heart Foundation nurses to almost 4,500 adults at around 50 locations nationwide.
Seeking volunteers:Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking volunteers to sell pins as part of its annual Shades Fundraising Campaign, from April 29th to May 5th.
Lung cancer awareness:The Irish Cancer Society is launching its lung cancer awareness campaign for January today and is encouraging everyone to be aware of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and to contact their GP or call the National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700) if they are concerned. According to the most recent data 2,227 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in 2010 in Ireland, making it the fourth most common cancer after breast, prostate and bowel cancer.
Award entries:The Astellas Changing Tomorrow Awards aim to inspire excellence in patient care in Ireland by recognising and rewarding outstanding achievements in leadership; commitment; corporate social responsibility; innovation and hope. The 16 shortlisted entries were recognised for their creativity, commitment and successful management of their healthcare initiatives.