World Allergy Week, 2-8 April 2017

World Allergy Week, 2-8 April 2017

Health Weeks

29-03-2017

 

World Allergy Week 2017 The Agony of Hives

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is addressing the need for greater awareness and understanding of allergy topics as well as the exchange of ideas and collaboration in order to address treatment and quality-of-life issues related to the care of patients with urticaria.

For more information: Urticaria (hives)

Berwick Easter Festival – don’t miss it!

Berwick Easter Festival – don’t miss it!

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Berwick Village, in conjunction with the Berwick Business Group, are very excited to be hosting Berwick’s second Easter Festival. Following the success of last year’s event, this Easter themed family festival is sure to be even bigger and better than before with more activities the whole family can enjoy.

Kids aged 2 to 13 years old are invited to participate in the Easter egg hunt. Last year tickets sold out in two days, so do not delay if you would like to take part. The scavenger hunt is being held in High Street park, Berwick, an area fully enclosed by a white picket fence then decorated with hay bales, barrels and flowers to create the perfect garden setting. Children under the age of 3 years require an assisting adult and a separate session will be held especially for them. Special baskets will be provided on the day to every scavenger and personal baskets are not permitted. The Easter Egg hunts are run in 10 minute sessions and tickets are $6 each and selling fast. You can also book to have a lovely, keepsake selfie photograph taken with the Easter Bunny between 10am to 1pm for an additional $2 plus booking fee. Purchase your tickets by following the link here. 

Browse the market stalls situated along the Main Street in Berwick, enjoy live music, enter the Easter Hat Parade for a bit of extra fun, and kids can participate in a range of free activities set up especially for them. Access to activities along the main street is free. Read More >

Raising Awareness of Epilepsy

Raising Awareness of Epilepsy

Health & Wellness

Epilepsy is a common condition in our community and can develop at any age, regardless of gender or ethnic group. According to Epilepsy Australia, research suggests that some 3–4% of the Australian population will develop epilepsy at some stage in their lives.

1548_Raising_awareness_of_epilepsyAt one stage it was believed that epilepsy was a disorder of the young, as it appeared most people experienced their first seizure before the age of 20. However, people over 55 are now recognised as being the most vulnerable. This rapidly growing demographic group is subject to the kinds of cerebrovascular (circulation of blood to the brain), respiratory and cardiac events that can lead to epileptic seizures.

There are many causes of epilepsy, which vary with the age at which seizures begin and the nature of the seizures. However, in 50% of cases, the cause is unknown. Read More >

Our Kora Organics Loyalty Card

Our Kora Organics Loyalty Card

Kiana Beauty Blog

21-03-2017

Introducing the KORA Organics Loyalty Card program 

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Purchase 5 KORA Organics skincare products from Kiana Beauty Melbourne, and receive a BONUS full-size Daily Hand Cream, 100ml.

 
 

Purchase 10 products from our KORA Organics range and receive a BONUS full-size product of your choice** Read More >

Casey Kids Carnival coming soon!

Casey Kids Carnival coming soon!

Our Pharmacy Services

Event Details

Date:           Saturday 25 March 2017
Time:          11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue:        Akoonah Park, Cardinia Street, Berwick

Main Stage Line Up:

11.10 am MC Opens
11.15 am Rhiannan Tones
11.26 am Anthropo Group
11.45 am Mik Maks Show
12.19 am Brittany Leo
12.27 pm Mayors Speech
12.30 pm Trolls Show
1.01 pm Vocal Performance School
1.15 pm Sterling Calisthenics
1.30 pm Paw Patrol Show
2.00 pm Anthony Kale
2.12 pm Reflections Academy of Dance
2.26 pm Star Search for a Cause
2.45 pm Backstage Dance Academy
2.59 pm Lindelle School of Dance
3.15 pm MC Closes

Return your unwanted medicines for safe disposal

Return your unwanted medicines for safe disposal

Pharmacy news

Consumers have been accustomed to disposing of unwanted and out-of-date medicines using general waste and sewerage options.

Having regard to the potential dangers in retaining these medicines in the home, and environmental considerations, consumers need to know the appropriate action for medicine disposal – and to be encouraged to use this option.

Old medicines lying around the home ‘just in case’ are dangerous…

exclaimationIf taken when they’re out-of-date
If taken when not prescribed for you
If in reach of little prying fingers

The RUM Project provides the safest and easiest way to dispose of unwanted and out-of-date medicines.

It makes possible the return of all household medicines to any pharmacy at anytime – for free and safe collection and disposal.

Think before you throw

Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment.

More than 500 tonnes of medicines find their way into waterways and landfill every year. Read More >

Brain Week

Brain Week

Health & Wellness

19-03-2017

This year, Brain Awareness Week is taking place on the 13th to 19th March. Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, and unites the efforts of organisations worldwide in celebrating the brain for people of all ages.

1547_Brain_awarenessIn Australia, the Brain Foundation is a charity that is dedicated to funding research around the country into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. This research aims to advance diagnoses, treatment and patient outcomes.

The brain is a large and complex organ, and is made up of more than 100 billion nerves communicating in numerous connections called synapses. Different parts of the brain work together, and control numerous aspects of daily living, including breathing, sleep, coordination and balance. Read More >

Should you have a Diabetes Medscheck?

Should you have a Diabetes Medscheck?

Pharmacy news

15-03-2017

The Diabetes Medscheck aims to improve the health outcomes of people living with Type 2 Diabetes through improved medication management by:

  • helping a patient better understand their diabetes medication therapy and making sure they are correctly taking their medicines;
  • making sure a patient is using their blood glucose monitoring device correctly and helping educate them;
  • improving blood glucose control; and
  • reducing the risk of developing complications associated with Type 2 Diabetes.

If you have Type 2 diabetes, speak to a pharmacist at Berwick Pharmacy to see if you should have a diabetes medscheck

It’s gift time at Jurlique!

It’s gift time at Jurlique!

Beauty News

10-03-2017

IT’S GIFT TIME at JURLIQUE! 🎁 Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift with purchase from Jurlique when you spend $99 or more on the Jurlique range.

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