Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Health & Wellness

26-10-2017

STIs come in all shapes and sizes! If you are sexually active, you can get an STI – even if you practice safe sex most of the time. There are many different STIs and not all of them have obvious symptoms, so there is a chance that you or your partner could have an STI without knowing it. The only way to find out if you have a STI is to have a sexual health check-up. Doctors deal with sexual health problems on a daily basis, so don’t be embarrassed to ask for help.

Ageing – Quality with Quantity

Ageing – Quality with Quantity

Pharmacy news

6.9 million Australians are now aged 50 years and over.

Australia has an ageing population. We are enjoying longer and in general healthier lives. However, as we grow older we are increasingly more likely to experience increased ill health. Health conditions and impairments such as arthritis, hearing loss and dementia become more common as people get older.

Regardless of our age or physical condition, we all benefit from taking an active interest in and control of our health.

Pharmacists, along with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can assist you to make informed decisions. Pharmacists can help in specific ways with services such as the Home Medicines Review, MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck. Your pharmacist can provide a wide range of products, medicines, services and useful consumer health information on a wide range of topics for individual needs.

Next time you’re at Berwick Pharmacy ask your pharmacist how they can help you.

Australian Food Safety Week

Australian Food Safety Week

Health Weeks

The theme of Australian Food Safety Week, to be held from 11 to 18 November 2017, is ‘Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely’.

Food Safety Information Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said the Council was focusing on the priority of the Australian and New Zealand Food Ministerial Forum to reduce foodborne illness, particularly the escalating rates of Campylobacter and Salmonella infection in Australia.

‘Each year an estimated 4.1 million people get food poisoning in Australia, 1 million Australians have to visit a doctor with food poisoning, 32,000 people end up in hospital and 86 people die,’ Ms Williams said.

‘Australian Food Safety Week is the major activity of the Food Safety Information Council and plays a vital role in reducing the cases of food poisoning in the Australia community. Educating people to purchase a food thermometer for their home kitchen and to learn how to use it correctly to cook food safely will contribute to a reduction in food poisoning.

Visit www.foodsafety.asn.au for more information.

It’s Nappy Collective time again!

It’s Nappy Collective time again!

Pharmacy news

15-10-2017

It’s that time of year again when Berwick Pharmacy is gratefully accepting donations of your leftover, unused disposable nappies for the The Nappy Collective . These donations are then redistributed to organisations that support families in need or in crisis. This is a great cause so please tell your friends and family and help make a difference.

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Are you a carer?

Are you a carer?

Health & Wellness

11-10-2017

National Carers Week, 15-21 October 2017, is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution that unpaid carers make to our nation. You can pledge your support online at Carers Australia.

Carers are a vital part of Australia’s health system, and are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative and community care systems. The estimated replacement value of unpaid care provided in 2015 was $60.3 billion. Carers are our unsung heroes and contribute much to our collective communities. Carers need everyone’s support, so in National Carers Week show you care by saying thank you to carers in person and online as well as offering to help out to ensure that Australia is a carer-friendly society. Anyone can become a carer at any point throughout their life, National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate Australians about the important role of carers.

 

National Carers Week

National Carers Week

Health Weeks

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week. National Carers Week 2017 provides you with a chance to learn about carers and caring in Australia.

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Behind the scenes at Berwick Pharmacy

Behind the scenes at Berwick Pharmacy

Pharmacy news

At Berwick Pharmacy , so much work goes on behind the scenes 😥Meet Tracy, our fabulous stock controller. Most of the time we find her in amongst boxes and swamped with paperwork in her stock room but she always has a smile on her face. With only a couple of months left till Christmas 🎄 she certainly has her work cut out for her. Look out for all the new giftware coming into store…….

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