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Burns Awareness

National Burns Awareness Month this year is raising awareness of the correct first aid for minor burns as only a third of Australians understand how to treat these burns at home. Burns can be caused by a number of things- flames, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, hot liquids, electricity, lightning and certain…

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Under pressure

Between 2011 and 2012, there were 4.6 million Australians (32%) aged 18 years and over with high blood pressure (greater or equal to 140/90mmHg) or taking medication for high blood pressure. It is estimated that of these 68 per cent or 3.1 million had uncontrolled or under-managed high blood pressure.…

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Let’s get flu ready

The flu is a highly contagious viral infection responsible for major outbreaks of respiratory illness around the world, typically during the Winter season. Influenza can be a serious infection leading to a range of complications, such as pneumonia, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), neurologic conditions, other bacterial infections or even…

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Hand sanitising

What are hand sanitisers? Hand sanitisers come in different forms including gels, creams and foams. These products contain antibacterial agents (e.g. triclosan), alcohol (ethanol or isopropanol) or a combination of the two. Triclosan is valuable in hospitals and other healthcare settings, but unnecessary domestic use can cause bacteria to become…

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MedsChecks

Did you know that every year over 200,000 Australians are hospitalised due to medication mishaps? About half of these hospitalisations could have been avoided with improved medication management.       How can I improve my medication management? Make a booking for a MedsCheck with your Pharmacist at your local…

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Keeping you and your skin healthy over the festive season

The festive season begins! December means summer, Christmas, holidays, celebrations and outdoor activities! So how do you plan on keeping yourself healthy over the festive season? There are a number of things you can do to keep you and your skin healthy whilst still enjoying the festivities and the outdoors.…

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