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Saturday 16 December 2017

This week why don’t you...

Presenter Kathryn Thomas and leader Siobhan McKillen
Presenter Kathryn Thomas and leader Siobhan McKillen

Health television, book and event highlights

WATCH: Operation Transformation Tuesday, RTE One, 8.30pm

It’s the final week and time for the 5k Fun Run. Brendan Courtney is also on hand to dress the leaders for the finale.

WATCH: Temple Street Children’s Hospital Thursday, TV3, 7.30pm

Cameras follow Teva Byrne Donaldson, a toddler who was diagnosed with hip displacia at six weeks old and requires surgery to prevent her succumbing to teenage arthritis.

READ: 'Sane New World: Taming the Mind'

Ruby Wax Her battle with depression led comedienne, writer and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax on a journey that culminated in an MA in Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Ofxord University. In ‘Sane New World’ she looks at how we sabotage our sanity and offers advice on how to become the master of your own mind. Great read. Now out in paperback. Published by Hodder and Staunton.

READ: Keep Calm: The New Mum’s Manual – Trust Yourself and Enjoy Your Baby Dr Ellie Cannon With a foreword by Jools Oliver, this book aims to reduce the stress, guilt and anxiety of early parenthood. Written by GP and mother-of-two Ellie Cannon, its main thrust is to trust your own instincts. Published by Vermilion.

ATTEND: a free public education event on eating disorders Tomorrow (Feb 25) at 6.30PM, at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ St, D8.

Topics covered will be an overview of eating disorders; the role of the carer and aftercare & recovery. There will also be a Q&A with Dr Sarah Prasad, Consultant Psychiatrist

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