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'When she died we were like soldiers coming out of battle' – Triona McCarthy on the pain of losing her sister to cancer

Triona McCarthy (left) and her little sister Tricia ‘When she died we were like soldiers coming out of battle’ – Triona McCarthy on the pain of losing her sister to cancer Independent.ie Beauty writer Triona McCarthy lost her 30-year-old sister Tricia to cancer nine years ago. Tricia was a vegetarian, she didn’t smoke and rarely… Read More »

Managing pain after surgery

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction.… Read More »