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  • Dry January

    2018.01.23

    Dry January benefits: What happens when you stop drinking alcohol for a month? At first you’ll probably feel a little anxious or restless (depending on how much you drank before) and may have trouble getting too sleep - as drink can help to ac

  • Aussie Flu

    2018.01.16

    What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried? One of the strains circulating this year - H3N2 - has been dubbed Aussie flu because it is the same strain that recently caused big problems for Australia. What is Aussie flu? Every winter there are a

  • Tamiflu

    2018.01.16

    To Tamiflu or Not to Tamiiflu? The flu is hitting hard and you may have friends and family that are getting sick. Here is the information you need to know about current treatment options for the flu. Your best protection from catching the flu is to

  • Flu & Pneumonia Vaccine 2017 Available Now

    2017.09.15

    Flu is an acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It is spread by coughing or sneezing and is very contagious. Symptoms include; high fever, sore throat, dry cough, aches and pains in the limbs, headache and sometimes nausea and vomi

  • Parking

    2017.02.20

    We are delighted to let you know that the new carpark is open on the Waterside. This will be a great help to our patients and provide badly needed parking nearby.

  • Repeat Prescriptions

    2016.11.08

    In order to reduce the volume of phone calls and to leave the phone lines free for essential and emergency calls, we would be grateful if you would order your prescription in writing or on the forms available from reception. In addition, you may als

  • Free 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

    2016.07.19

    For Medical card & doctor visit card patients  -  WHY 24-HOUR ABPM? ·         Medical best practice would advise that it is more accurate to measure blood pressure over 24 hours than in a

  • Three People a Day Die from Alcohol in Ireland

    2016.07.01

    Three people a day die from drinking alcohol in Ireland as the health costs from the drug continue to rise, a new report shows. Hospital discharges solely attributable to alcohol have doubled in the past 20 years, and alcoholic liver disease has ris

  • Is Asprin Really a Miracle Drug

    2016.07.01

    Known to reduce the long- term risk of stroke after a TIA by about 12 per cent, recent research published in theLancet shows a more striking immediate effect. In a review of data from more than 40,000 people, researchers found that starting a pe

  • High Blood Pressure - The Silent Killer

    2016.03.21

    Raised blood pressure ( or hypertension as described by doctors) remains one of the most common causes of disease, disability ( through heart attack and stroke) and death ( kills more people than all forms of cancer )  in Ireland .  Here a

  • Smoking Cessation

    2016.01.04

    2016 New Year’s Resolution??  Talk to any of the GPs or Practice Nurses at Catherine Street Medical Centre for advice & support.  Free One-to-One support available in Waterford, provided by Kate Cassidy, Health Promotion Officer

  • Free GP Care for Over 70's

    2015.08.28

    If you are over 70 you may now register for FREE GP Care. If you do not register you will continue to be asked for payment. A medical card must be produced in surgery to avail of the FREE visits. The HSE will not automatically issue you a card. You

  • Men's Health Article

    2015.08.28

    A good consultation between a patient and a doctor is like a dance, with equal partners moving together in harmony. Tony didn’t want to dance, and in his mind he was leaning against the bar with the boys, skulling pints and watching the dancing

  • Under 6 Free GP Care-Register Now

    2015.06.30

    Register now or you will not be able to avail of FREE GP Care for your children under 6 years of age and will continue to be asked for payment. A medical card must be produced in surgery to avail of the FREE visits. The HSE will not automatically is

  • Eczema Information

    2015.02.20

    CSMC doctors deal with many kids with atopic eczema and food allergies . Please see our Leaflet section for some updated evidence based tips on these common diseases affecting 15-20% of Irish children. Eczema is considered to cause bigger quality o

  • Stressed? 10 RULES TO HELP THOSE IN DI(STRESS)

    2015.01.20

    1    Express your emotions. (Don’t bottle) 2.       Talk with friends (Don’t overburden them) 3.       Focus on the present (and the future). Don’t brood o

  • Relationship Counselling

    2015.01.20

    Common Causes of Tension: Selfishness Unrealistic expectations Money (meanness) Not listening Sickness Drug / Alcohol excess Jealousy Fault finding Driving ambition Immaturity Poor communication Violence from either partner is never excus

  • Minor Surgery

    2014.07.14

    Doctor Aine and Doctor Tony continue to offer a minor surgery service for ingrown toenail removal, joint injections for knee, shoulder, elbow and hand (carpal tunnel) pain. Biopsies of suspicious skin lesions are also considered.

  • Blood Pressure / Stroke / Heart Attack

    2014.05.09

    "60 % of Irish people over the age of 60 have high blood pressure with no symptoms. That's why it's called a silent disease and silent killer as it leads to heart attack and stroke .  Another common cause of stroke is a common heart irregular

  • Weight Management

    2014.03.26

     Advice from Endocrinologist and National Leader on Obesity Management Dr. Donal O’Shea St Vincent’s and Blanchardstown Hospital includes ·         Eat a Breakfast ·  

  • Third Level Students

    2014.02.04

    Attention Students!  When you are paying your Doctor/Nurse fee, don’t forget to tell the receptionist if you are a third level student! Once you produce a valid Student Identity card, you are entitled to a reduced fee of  €30 at

  • Heart Attack & Stroke

    2014.01.28

    Heart attack and stroke still kill twice as many  Irish Males as do all forms of cancer .   High blood pressure (Hypertension) is a huge contributor to heart attack and stroke .  60% of Irish Men and Women over the age of sixty suffe

  • Patient Medical Information

    2013.10.07

    When searching the internet for medical information it is important that trusted, quality sites are used. We regularly recommend www.patient-co.uk for patient information.

  • Whooping Cough in Pregnancy

    2013.10.07

    For further information on the importance of Whooping Cough in Pregnancy please go to Leaflet section  in Useful Information.

  • Having a problem with your Hearing

    2013.09.16

    Hearing loss in middle aged and more mature patients is common. We provide a very accessible and affordable industrial standard hearing test in our own, on site, audiometer booth. (Cost €30)  Many of you will be familiar with the cost of

  • Cervical Smear Awareness

    2013.09.09

    Reminder to all women aged 25-60 years. Avail of your free routine Cervical Smear test at the surgery, as part of CervicalCheck, the national screening programme. Log on to www.cervicalcheck.ie with your PPS number, to ensure that you are on the regi

  • Regular Payment Scheme

    2013.05.10

    Patients who do not qualify for a medical card may wish to avail of our Regular Payment Scheme. The cost is payable by standing order on a monthly basis. The cost for an individual is €30, while the cost for a family with children under

  • Medical Cards

    2013.01.07

    Please call to surgery for assistance with your medical card application or renewal form. Catherine Street Medical Centre accepts new medical card applicants. Please make an appointment. If you are looking for a GP or family doctor in Waterford ple