Footy Colours day coming soon

Footy Colours day coming soon

Health Weeks

08-08-2019

Have you got any unwanted books or puzzles lying around? We’d love for you to donate them to our Footy Colours Day stall on 16th August.

All proceeds will be donated to Fight Cancer Foundation , a great cause which helps children continue their education during cancer treatment.

Over the last seven years, we’ve raised a total of over $24,000, and we’d love to set a new record this year.

Books and puzzles can be dropped off at Eden Rise Pharmasave Pharmacy or Berwick Pharmacy .

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Register as an organ donor!

Register as an organ donor!

Health Weeks

08-07-2019

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This DonateLife Week we’re encouraging more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor and to have a conversation about it with their family and friends.

DonateLife Week is our annual community awareness campaign to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia.

Each year, events are held across Australia across the week to encourage Australians to register on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) and to tell their family and friends they want to be a donor.

Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the AODR, even though 81 per cent believe registration of donation decisions is important*?

Registration is important and so is having a conversation about it. In 2018, 9 out of 10 families agreed to donation when their family member was on the donor register. Consent for donation was given in 7 out of 10 cases when the family had prior knowledge of their loved one’s wishes. This dropped to 5 out of 10 families agreeing to donation when the family was unaware of their wishes.

More than 1,400 Australians are today on wait lists for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant. If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, please register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.

National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.

National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.

Health Weeks

01-07-2019

Did you know that as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, around 2 million Australians are at risk of developing diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition that inhibits your ability to produce the insulin that your body needs to convert glucose into energy. This means you end up with unhealthy levels of glucose in your blood, which can lead to health complications including increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputation, depression and blindness.

The two main types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2, and both are on the increase in Australia.

Type 2 diabetes is largely due to the growing obesity epidemic. Poor diet and reduced physical activity are putting an estimated 2 million Australians at risk of developing the condition.

National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.

Who organises National Diabetes Week?

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by diabetes. Their mission is to work with health professionals, educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the community.

In collaboration with other diabetes organisations, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to more than one million Australians diagnosed with diabetes. They also work to raise awareness, promote prevention through early detection and advocate for better standards of care.

They are also a significant financial contributor to diabetes research and National Diabetes Week is an important event in their fundraising calendar.

What happens during National Diabetes Week?

National Diabetes Week is held in July each year and is an opportunity for Diabetes Australia to increase awareness of the dangers of diabetes and to raise funds for research into diabetes treatments and the search for a cure.

They focus on a different aspect of diabetes each year and themes from previous years have included diabetes-related amputations, the serious health complications of diabetes and the case for a national diabetes prevention program. The week consists of high-level conferences as well as backyard fundraising events, and everyone is encouraged to get on board and help make a difference. Read More >

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Health Weeks

07-06-2019

 
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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
 
Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,375 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.

 
While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old.

 
1 in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime. 15,604 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease this year.

 
Support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – register your interestorder an awareness pack and the campaign website.
 
 

World MS Day 30 May – Raising awareness of the invisible symptoms and unseen impact of MS.

World MS Day 30 May – Raising awareness of the invisible symptoms and unseen impact of MS.

Health Weeks

20-05-2019

World MS Day 2019 will take place on 30th May. The 2019 campaign will be called ‘My Invisible MS’ (#MyInvisibleMS) and the theme is Visibility.
 
My Invisible MS will raise awareness of the invisible symptoms of MS and the unseen impact of MS on quality of life.
 
The campaign will give a voice to everyone affected by MS to share their invisible MS symptoms and express what they want others to know and understand about MS to challenge common misconceptions and help people understand how to provide the right support.

 

 
There are many ways to get involved in World MS Day and use and adapt the My Invisible MS campaign. You can take part in the campaign online and on social media, hold an event to bring people together for World MS Day, lobby your decision makers to make positive changes for people affected by MS…there are so many possibilities!
 
 

National Heart Week 28 April – 4 May 2019

National Heart Week 28 April – 4 May 2019

Health Weeks

23-04-2019

 

Heart Week 2019 focuses on encouraging more people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.

Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease.

In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check. 

In particular we are focusing on:

  • Heart health checks and what they involve
  • Which patients should have a heart health check and why
  • What steps patients can take to manage their risk of heart disease and stroke.
 
 

Purple Day for Epilepsy March 26

Purple Day for Epilepsy March 26

Health Weeks

15-03-2019

This March you can help make a difference for those living with epilepsy
“Because no one with epilepsy should go it alone”

Donate to Purple Day 2019

 

Return Unwanted Medicines to Eden Rise Pharmacy

Return Unwanted Medicines to Eden Rise Pharmacy

Health Weeks

16-01-2019

Storage of expired and unwanted medicines in the home can be dangerous and unsafe disposal of unwanted medicines can lead to environmental damage. There is a free and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted medicines responsibly via your local Eden Rise Pharmacy, and it’s called Return Unwanted Medicines. You can learn more here

7 tips for a healthy festive season

7 tips for a healthy festive season

Health Weeks

12-12-2018

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Christmas parties, picnics and BBQs on balmy evenings – summer is a fantastic season to be out and about with family, friends and colleagues.

Amid all of this festive fun, our healthy habits tend to take a back seat.

At this social time of year we often eat less fruit and vegetables, consume larger portion sizes, drink more alcohol and forgo exercise.

An abundance of tempting Christmas food appears in supermarkets and workplaces – and unfortunately our waistlines pay the price. Read More >

World COPD Day November 21

World COPD Day November 21

Health Weeks

08-11-2018

World COPD Day this year is being held on 21 November to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms, and empower people with COPD to take control of their condition and symptoms through self-management approaches.

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One in seven Australians 40 years or older has COPD, however many sufferers do not know they have it and mistake their symptoms as signs of ageing or lack of fitness.

Lung Foundation Australia stresses that early diagnosis through case finding and spirometry is critical in providing early access to treatment, and improving outcomes and quality of life for people living with COPD. Read More >