Don’t wait till the redness appears or the itch starts, too prompt yourself that you need to put on sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the suns beautiful but harmful rays before its too late.

Even when our weather dosn’t look the best but the sun may shine through or if your going to spend a bit of time outside – remember to lather on that sunscreen to protect yourself and your loved ones from damage by the sun that is irrevesable.

Pop into your local pharmacy to get advice on what sunscreen best suits you and your familys needs today.

 

Have a safe and happy summer everyone!

Well yes its that time of year again and many people are walking around carrying those lovely bacteria and virus strains that cause the flu or common cold.

So when it comes down to the nitty gritty of fighting colds and flu’s theres really only one place to go….. your local health store. This is simply because they will give you advice you need and suggest a product or routine thats right for just you.

To prevent getting sick your daily routine may consist of:

  • Ensuring you wash your hand frequently for atleast 20 seconds everytime with soapy water to wash away those germs that cling to us.
  • Practicing to keep your hands away from touching yours or other peoples faces.
  • When coughing or sneezing do it onto your arm rather than your hands or even better yet into a tissue, which you can then throw away.
  • Stock up on plenty of clean water and make sure you keep drinking atleast 8 glasses daily, this will help keep your body hydrated and cool.
  • Exercising regularly and eat health food to ensure your body is at its fighting best!

Good luck and stay warm!

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Do you have a low level of calcium in your diet?
  • Do you have a low level of physical activity?
  • Do you get less than 10 – 15 minutes of sunlight daily?
  • Suffer from early menopause?
  • Are a current or past smoker?
  • Have thin or small boned frame?
  • Is there a family hsitory of osteoporosis?
  • Have a high alcohol or caffine intake in your diet?
  • Have a low diet of animal protein?

If the anwers is yes, then you might need to have an Osteoporosis Check! Our 15 minute checks measure the struture, elasticity and density of your bone, assess your fracture risk, and give an explained graphical display of your assesment.

Our next screening is on Friday 1st June 2012, Give us a call or visit the pharmacy to make a booking.

Self care cards

February 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Are you bit embarrssed to talk to someone about yours or your familys condition? or are you just wanting some information to take home.

Well in our pharmacy you can visit our Self Care Card Centre which provides you with factual information about conditons or health conerns:

Topics are:

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Children’s Illnesses
  • Childrens Pain & Fever
  • Cold Sores
  • Constipation
  • COPD
  • Cystitis (Inflammation of the bladder)
  • Diarrohea & Vomiting
  • Eye Care & Conjunctivitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fighting Cold & the Flu
  • Gout
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Head Lice
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heatburn & indigestion
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Migraine
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Pain relief
  • Poisons
  • Prostate Problems
  • Scabies
  • Sleeping Well
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Sun Smart
  • Skin Cancer
  • Threadworms (also known As pinworms)
  • The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Scabies
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Weight Loss

So if we have missed something please don’t be shy and do inform us so we can continue giving you the advice and help you need.