Today is World Pharmacists Day!

Today is World Pharmacists Day!

Pharmacy news

25-09-2020

We celebrate the many ways that pharmacists contribute to a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality medicines and health technologies.
Everyday, our pharmacists help people in our communities by:
💊 providing advice on healthy living and medicines
🩺 working with doctors and other healthcare professionals to optimise your medicines
💉 vaccinating to prevent against disease
❤️ helping people improve their quality of life
We are proud to be a part of our Berwick and wider community, and we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the pharmacists who work within our team – Pete, Stephen, Juanita, Winnie and Akram. They may look a little different this year with their face masks on, but they’re here for you.
 
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A yearly STI test may be recommended

A yearly STI test may be recommended

Health & Wellness

24-09-2020

A yearly STI test is recommended for anyone who is sexually active, especially if you:
– have had unprotected sex
– are starting a new relationship
– had a condom break or come off during sex
– have experienced symptoms after having unprotected sex.
While we are all spending more time at home, it is a good opportunity to visit your health provider and get tested.
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October is Walktober

October is Walktober

Health Weeks

Walktober is an annual health awareness and fundraising event that challenges people to move for 31 minutes of every day for 31 days in October. At the same time, we raise funds to enable Bluearth and its programs to have a presence in more schools across Australia.

Why we need to move more

Physical inactivity is a leading cause of disease and disability.

An office worker will typically spend 80,000 hours of their life sitting. Over time, sitting for more than 6 hours a day reduces life expectancy by 40% for women and 20% for men.

Sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety.

Two thirds of Australians are overweight or obese; Australia has the highest rate of obesity in the world.*

Moving more is good for us; improving sleep and lung capacity, increasing blood flow to the brain for improved mental alertness and productivity, reducing cholesterol and blood pressure and improving heart muscle function and blood flow.

Helping kids to learn the joy of movement in their early years, is a key piece of their development that can influence their health and wellbeing through to later years.

You can read more here

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019

THERE’S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?

THERE’S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?

Health Weeks

05-09-2020

The message for R U OK?Day 2020 is:
 
‘THERE’S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?’
 
 
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. In the lead-up to R U OK?Day we’ll help Australians know what to say when someone says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life.
 
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
 
Learn what to say after R U OK? and download our FREE resources for tips and ideas to help you share the message in your community.

Kiana Beauty ready to help you

Kiana Beauty ready to help you

Kiana Beauty Blog

Throwback to the Angel by Thierry Mugler campaigns. Did anyone else not realise that Naomi Watts was in one of their campaigns?
I remember a time when literally everyone I knew had the star-shaped flacon in their bedrooms.
Do you have a favourite Angel memory?
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We almost cried with gratefulness

We almost cried with gratefulness

Health & Wellness

Although we love what we do, COVID-19 has definitely made things more stressful. Our team has had to constantly make changes to the store and how we help customers, and unfortunately, some customers are anxious or worried, and sometimes they take it out on our staff.
So receiving a surprise gift like this? AMAZING. So thoughtful, and so unexpected, and just so lovely. We almost cried with gratefulness.
THIS is why we keep showing up each day, even when we are exhausted, or just wanting to crawl under the doona. We know that what we do helps people.
Thank you to the family that dropped these off to us. It really means so much ❤️❤️❤️
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