Survive the Heat

Survive the Heat

Health & Wellness

12-12-2018

Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Extreme heat can affect anybody but those most at risk are kids, older people and those with a medical condition. Make sure you and your loved ones survive the heat this summer with five simple tips.

Health & Wellness

08-12-2018

Pep up your skin with this Energising Body Scrub, nourished with coconut and coffee.

Exfoliates skin, then hydrates, leaving skin glowing and soft.

We are proud stockists of Suomi Skincare.

 

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Santa is coming to Eden Rise Pharmacy!

Santa is coming to Eden Rise Pharmacy!

Health & Wellness

06-12-2018

🎅🏻 Santa is coming to Eden Rise Pharmasave Pharmacy !

Pop in on Friday afternoon from 3pm until 6pm for a free photo with Santa, plus a free small bag of jelly beans for each child.

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Plan ahead for Thunderstorm Asthma

Plan ahead for Thunderstorm Asthma

Health & Wellness

20-11-2018

Plan ahead for Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or hay fever – especially people who experience wheezing or coughing with their hay fever.   

Even if you don’t think you have asthma or hay fever, don’t ignore symptoms like wheezing or shortness of breath – check with your GP.

Learn more about asthma and hay fever.   

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Protect yourself this pollen season

Here are some things you can do to prepare for pollen season:

  • If you have asthma – your GP can help you develop or update your asthma action plan to manage your asthma.
  • If you’ve ever had asthma – talk to your GP about what you can do to help protect yourself from the risk of thunderstorm asthma this pollen season. Remember, taking an asthma preventer properly and regularly is key to preventing asthma, including thunderstorm asthma.
  • If you experience wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or a persistent cough then you may have asthma. It’s important you talk to your GP and get it checked out.  Read More >

Dealing with Trauma

Dealing with Trauma

Health & Wellness

16-11-2018

It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event. On most occasions though, these reactions subside as a part of the body’s natural healing and recovery process. There are many things you can do to help cope with and recover from such an experience.

A traumatic experience is any event in life that causes a threat to our safety and potentially places our own life or the lives of others at risk. As a result, a person experiences high levels of emotional, psychological, and physical distress that temporarily disrupts their ability to function normally in day-to-day life.

Examples of potentially traumatic experiences include:

  • natural disasters, such as a bushfire or flood
  • being a victim of, or witness to, a crime, act of violence or armed robbery
  • being involved in, or witnessing, a serious car or transport accident
  • being in an airplane that is forced to make an emergency landing
  • being physically assaulted
  • being exposed to images, news reports or social media posts of these types of events.

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How was your breakfast this morning?

How was your breakfast this morning?

Health & Wellness

01-11-2018

How was your breakfast this morning?

If your diet could do with some extra nutrients, a well-formulated multivitamin might help.

Chat to one of our team to see whether vitamins can help you, whether it’s with energy levels, calmness, or immune support.

📸 pic via Blackmores

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Spring and Hayfever

Spring and Hayfever

Health & Wellness

10-09-2018

Spring is well and truly in full flight.

Hay fever is the common name for a condition called allergic rhinitis, which means an allergy that affects the nose.

Hay fever is caused by the nose and/or eyes coming into contact with environmental allergens, such as pollens, dust mite, moulds and animal hair. 

Most people associate hay fever with spring, when airborne grass pollens are at their peak. This is known as seasonal allergic rhinitis or spring hay fever. However, hay fever can occur at any time of the year. When symptoms occur all year round, this is known as perennial allergic rhinitis. Perennial allergic rhinitis is usually caused by a reaction to allergens around the home, such as dust mites, moulds, animal hair or fur, or occupational allergens. Read More >

Children and Immunisation History

Children and Immunisation History

Health & Wellness

30-08-2018

  • The only documentation that can be used is a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). 
     

By law, parents or guardians must provide an Immunisation History Statement when you enrol your child in any childcare service, kindergarten or  primary school in Victoria.

The only documentation that can be used is a current Immunisation History Statement provided by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The statement shows whether or not a child has been immunised and includes details of the vaccines they have received.

You will be asked to provide an Immunisation History Statement when your child starts school for the first time or when enrolling in a new primary school. Read More >

Can I take medicines during pregnancy?

Can I take medicines during pregnancy?

Health & Wellness

23-08-2018

Medicines should be used during pregnancy only when they’re needed. Many medicines can be taken while you are pregnant, but it’s important to check with your health professional first. Sometimes it’s possible to relieve symptoms without medicines.

At other times, it may be essential to continue using a medicine, such as when the medicine helps to manage a long-term condition like asthma, diabetes, depression, or seizures. Without the medicine, your health or your baby’s health could be put at risk. Read More >