Autism – a lifelong condition

Autism – a lifelong condition

Health & Wellness

24-05-2018

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how
people see their environment and relate to others. It is
characterised by differences in social communication and
behavioural patterns. People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
can often have difficulty understanding other people’s feelings,
and can therefore respond in a way that might seem unusual or
confusing. They may also not use gestures and body language in
the same way that other people do. There is a wide variation or
spectrum in how people are affected and what they may feel and
show.
People with autism spectrum disorder can also prefer routines and
things happening in a certain way, such as taking the same route
to school or to the shops, or they may line up toys in a particular
order. If there is a change in routine without warning or something
is out of place this may upset them. People with autism spectrum
disorder may also have increased sensitivity to their environment, and may find loud noises or bright lights upsetting. They often have certain interests in particular topics, and can have extensive knowledge in their area of special interest. They can also have an impressive memory
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My Health Record

My Health Record

Pharmacy news

The Australian Government has legislated that all Australians will have a My Health Record unless they choose not to. 

Records will be created for all Australians with a Medicare card or DVA card who who do not already have a My Health Record, and who do not opt-out during the three month opt-out period. The opt-out period will commence on 16 July 2018

There will be a public information campaign commencing at the beginning of the opt-out period that will clearly communicate that every Australian will get a My Health Record, unless they indicate they don’t want one.  Read More >

National Palliative Care Week

National Palliative Care Week

Health Weeks

National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia.

The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held 20-26 May 2018.  Read More >

Stress free Mothers Day

Stress free Mothers Day

Kiana Beauty Blog

 

You *could* spend your time stressing about buying a Mother’s Day gift.

You *could* drive to your local shopping centre, pray to the car park gods, and sweat until you find that elusive spot, then hike in.

You *could* even walk around, hoping for inspiration to hit, and end up buying something she *might* like.

Or…you could buy her a Kiana Beauty Melbourne gift voucher and let her choose something from our 90 brands. The e-voucher will be emailed to you immediately, to either print out or simply forward to the recipient. And when they receive their gift, which they WILL love, since they chose it themselves, it will come gorgeously giftwrapped, like a true gift.

https://www.kianabeauty.com.au/…/…/kiana-beauty-gift-voucher

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Napoleon Perdis Gift Time

Napoleon Perdis Gift Time

Beauty News

It’s NAPOLEON PERDIS GIFT TIME! 🎁

Spend $69 on Napoleon Perdis makeup or skincare, and we’ll give you this bonus #MAKEUPRULES 6-piece gift, valued at $185, absolutely free!

**Offer valid now, strictly while stocks last (and we’re betting this will sell out quickly!). 

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Measles

Measles

Health & Wellness

Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is also known as rubeola, not to be confused with rubella (German measles). Worldwide, measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and death in children.

Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine. It is important to continue immunising children in Australia, because there is a risk that the infection can be brought in by people arriving or returning from overseas.
Symptoms of measles
The signs and symptoms of measles may include:
fever
general discomfort, illness or lack of wellbeing (malaise)
runny nose
dry cough
sore and red eyes (conjunctivitis)
red and bluish spots inside the mouth (Koplik’s spots)
red and blotchy skin rash that appears first on the face and hairline, and then spreads to the body. Read More >

Your questions about Flu Vaccine 2018

Your questions about Flu Vaccine 2018

Pharmacy news

03-05-2018

WOW! We have had so many questions and phone calls about the Influenza Vaccine for 2018. We are so glad that so many people are wanting to protect themselves.
Here are a few answers to your FAQ:

Do we have stock?
Yes, we have one type of vaccine for adults aged 18 to 64 and a different one for patients over the age of 65.

Who can we vaccinate?
At Berwick Pharmacy we can only vaccinate adults aged over 18.

Are walk ins welcome?
Yes walk ins are welcome during the week, provided we have a pharmacist on that is qualified to administer the vaccination. On weekends, it may be a good idea to ring ahead first to double check on (03)9707 1555. Read More >