Did you know we offer free blood pressure checks?

Did you know we offer free blood pressure checks?

Pharmacy news

28-01-2021

So if you’re worried about your blood pressure, or have been diagnosed with hypertension, our pharmacists are happy to do a quick check for you.
Of course, we’re always available to chat about ways you can reduce your blood pressure, or have strategies to help you remember your medicines.
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We love the Summer holidays, but don’t forget the sunscreen!

We love the Summer holidays, but don’t forget the sunscreen!

Pharmacy news

04-01-2021

We love the Summer holidays, but don’t forget the sunscreen!
We have sunscreens for the whole family, including the littlest ones. Our team can help you find the perfect sunscreen so you’ll know you’re protecting everyone’s skin.
Always read the label and follow the directions.
 
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CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

Pharmacy news

22-12-2020

We’re here right up until Christmas Eve for your prescriptions and last minute gifts, but closed Christmas Day so our team can take a very well-earned break to spend with their families.
 
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Look out for gastro

Look out for gastro

Pharmacy news

19-12-2020

Gastroenteritis (or gastro) is an illness caused by infection and inflammation of the digestive system. It can cause symptoms such as nausea, fever, headache, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Gastro can be highly infectious, so if your child has gastro symptoms you should keep them home from childcare, kinder or school until at least 24 hours after their symptoms have stopped, or 48 hours if an outbreak has been reported at that location.
 
 
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Celebrate Australia’s Natural Beauty

Celebrate Australia’s Natural Beauty

Pharmacy news

08-12-2020

Natio Gift Sets contain beautiful products that celebrate Australia’s natural beauty. There are sets for women and men.
With gift sets starting from $14.95, there’s something for every budget.
Available while stocks last.
 

How do vaccines work?

How do vaccines work?

Pharmacy news

30-11-2020

Germs are all around us, both in our environment and in our bodies. When a person is susceptible and they encounter a harmful organism, it can lead to disease and death.

The body has many ways of defending itself against pathogens (disease-causing organisms). Skin, mucus, and cilia (microscopic hairs that move debris away from the lungs) all work as physical barriers to prevent pathogens from entering the body in the first place. 

When a pathogen does infect the body, our body’s defences, called the immune system, are triggered and the pathogen is attacked and destroyed or overcome.

The body’s natural response

A pathogen is a bacterium, virus, parasite or fungus that can cause disease within the body. Each pathogen is made up of several subparts, usually unique to that specific pathogen and the disease it causes. The subpart of a pathogen that causes the formation of antibodies is called an antigen. The antibodies produced in response to the pathogen’s antigen are an important part of the immune system. You can consider antibodies as the soldiers in your body’s defense system. Each antibody, or soldier, in our system is trained to recognize one specific antigen. We have thousands of different antibodies in our bodies. When the human body is exposed to an antigen for the first time, it takes time for the immune system to respond and produce antibodies specific to that antigen. 

In the meantime, the person is susceptible to becoming ill. 

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