COVID-19 Pandemic – Consilient Health Statement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Consilient Health has put in place several measures to safeguard the health of our employees and other stakeholders whilst maintaining business continuity.  Until further notice, all Consilient Health employees will work from home where possible and are available via email, telephone and virtual meetings. Consilient Health employees will not have any face-to-face interactions with healthcare professionals.  If you wish to report a suspected adverse reaction or request product information please email drugsafety@consilienthealth.com To find out more about COVID-19 and get the latest information on the pandemic, please visit the WHO website: https://www.who.int/

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New website yourbonehealth.ie provides information about Calcium and Vitamin D and Osteoporosis

Consilient Health has launched a new website called yourbonehealth.ie. The website has been developed for patients who have been prescribed Cadelius. The website features a range of information about Calcium and Vitamin D and Osteoporosis. Answers to frequently asked questions, recipes for good bone health and a patient booklet written by Irish Dietician Paula Mee are only one click away. 

Consilient Health Educational Materials

Consilient Health will continue to provide hard copy of all educational materials on request. Educational materials for both health care professionals and patients can also be accessed on the relevant websites, www.knowyourcontraceptives.ie, www.altavita.ie, www.mysimba.iewww.cadelius.ie, www.bonehealth.ie

Studies show Vitamin D prevents respiratory tract infection in patients who are vitamin D deficient

Studies have shown that people who are very deficient in vitamin D and those receiving daily or weekly supplementation without additional bolus doses experienced particular benefit.  See the following link for more information https://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2013/246737/

 

Love Your Bones Bake Off

Consilient Health Ireland staff members took part in the first Love Your Bones Bake Off and Bake Sale in aid of the Irish Osteoporosis Society on 21st February 2020.  The Valentines themed event was a great way of raising ‘much kneaded dough’ for this important cause as well as increasing bone health awareness in a fun way. 

Volunteer Day at Hugh’s House

As our first annual Volunteer Day, 10 Consilient Health employees spent the day helping out at Hugh’s House. Hugh’s House provides accommodation for families from outside Dublin with children who are long-term patients in Dublin hospitals. 

Located on the North side of the city, the home is completely volunteer-run (with the exception of one lovely staff member!), and comes at no cost for the families who stay there. The volunteers cooked a meal, painted the walls of a bedroom, cleaned, and ironed clothing for the families who are currently living in the home. By providing some sense of normalcy for these families, Hugh’s House serves as a home away from home during a time of need. 

In recent years, the home has expanded from 6 to 14 bedrooms, and includes an outdoor garden and play area. This essential service is in high demand, and is continuously raising funds and looking for volunteers to donate their skills and time. 

For more information about Hugh’s House, please visit:  http://www.hughshouse.ie/ 

https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/0704/1060151-hughs-house/

Eat Well for Bone Health Patient Booklet by Irish Dietician Paula Mee

Consilient health and Amgen have co-sponsored a patient booklet called “Eat well for bone health “. The booklet which is written by Irish Dietician Paula Mee, is for patients who are either at risk of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis or have been diagnosed with one of these bone conditions.  The booklet provides information on optimal levels of nutrition for bone health including Calcium and Vitamin D.  Copies of the booklet are available from your local sales representative or by calling 01 2057760. 

New Measure Me BMI app developed by Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street

The Measure Me app has been developed to calculate a child’s BMI and to identify if the child is a healthy weight or overweight. Parents and doctors need to know whether a child is overweight so that they can address the issue as soon as possible. Since calculating a child’s BMI is not that straightforward as children are still growing, this app can be a helpful tool for both parents and doctors. 

The Measure Me app has been developed by Childrens Health Ireland at Temple Street and University College Dublin. It has been unconditionally supported by Consilient Health.

The app is available to download on your mobile or tablet by entering “Measure Me” in the Apple iStore or the Google Play Store, or download immediately by clicking on one of the buttons below.