What category of Health Expenses qualify for tax relief? Only health expenses incurred in the provision of ‘health care’ qualify for tax relief. What is ‘health care’? For the purpose of claiming tax relief ‘health care’ means prevention, diagnosis, alleviation or treatment of – an ailment an injury an infirmity a defect a disability and includes care received by a woman in respect of a pregnancy as well as routine maternity care. What are qualifying health expenses? Qualifying health expenses includes the following: – doctors’ and consultants’ fees diagnostic procedures carried
Pollen season is well and truly here given the recent good weather. We've put together some helpful tips on how to prevent hayfever: Avoid cutting grass, playing or walking in grassy areas, and camping. Wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting in your eyes when you are outdoors. Change your clothes and take a shower after being outdoors to remove the pollen on your body. Try to stay indoors when the pollen count is high (over 50). Keep windows and doors shut in the house.
Using sunscreen alone is not enough to protect your skin from UV damage. Aim to follow the four steps of the SunSmart to get the best protection and check the UV Index daily. Visit Irish Cancer Society for more information. Step 1: Get some shade UV rays are usually at their strongest between 11am and 3pm in Ireland. Plan your day so that you know you will be able to go into the shade as much as possible between those times. This
Head lice are transmitted by close head-to-head contact with someone who has head lice. The lice cannot fly, jump or swim, but they can climb from one hair to another, this is why children are often affected. A head lice infestation is not the result of dirty hair or poor hygiene. Head lice can affect all types of hair irrespective of its condition and length. Head lice only affect humans and cannot be passed on to animals or be caught from
Cardiohealth (NI) launches cardiovascular screening clinics in McCrystal’s Pharmacy. Most people understand the benefits of having a regular dental check or eye test! So why not get tested to find out how healthy your arteries are? Statistics indicate that over 60% of those that have a heart attack have normal brachial (arm) blood pressure and normal cholesterol. These tests don’t really reveal if there is any damage to the arteries or not. So how do you know if you have a problem? Often
LetsGetChecked is the convenient STI test you can trust for peace of mind. It provides customers with accurate laboratory testing without the need to visit a clinic. LetsGetChecked is now available to buy in McCrystal’s Pharmacy in Cootehill and Virginia. In order to purchase it, you will be required to have a private consultation with the pharmacist in the consultation suite to assess which test is best suited to your needs.Three different tests are available as outlined below: Simple 2Accurate and confidential test
McCrystal’s Pharmacy stock a wide range of weight management products Welcome to the new YOU! Losing weight with Nupo is effective, simple, fast and safe. It’s the perfect choice: – quick results and no side effects which are scientifically documented over 20 years – you can use the Nupo products as a single meal replacement during the day – lose weight without giving up the good things in life All of Nupo’s produts contain the necessary nutrients, protein, fibre and vitamins, to give you a feeling of
If you, or someone you know, is finding it difficult to remember if they have taken, or when to take their tablets, we can help. We can put your tablets into sealed weekly blister trays, organised by the day of the week and the time of day. You then simply pop the tablets out of the blister according to the day/time.This service is particularly suited to patients are on a large number of tablets.Please ask us in store if you feel
At McCrystal’s Pharmacy we dispense prescriptions on the following range of schemes: General Medical Services (Medical Card): We dispense on this scheme to all those with medical cards. Doctors may write a once off prescription or a three month prescription. Once off medical card prescription forms are green and comprise of two sheets in total and three month forms are white and comprise of six sheets in total. All remaining sheets of the three month prescription must be brought to the pharmacy
Please enquire in store about making an appointment for the various tests. The tests are explained in greater detail below: Cholesterol Test Cholesterol is a hard, waxy substance and is one of the main fats found in the blood. The two main types are the harmful LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol and the beneficial HDL (high-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol. A certain amount of Cholesterol is vital for the normal functioning of the body but high Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.