World Ovarian Cancer Day09-05-2019
WHAT IS WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY?
Each year on May 8th, women living with ovarian cancer, their families and supporters, along with patient advocacy organizations from around the world, come together to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD) is the one day of the year we all raise our voices in solidarity across the world in the fight against this disease.
The first World Ovarian Cancer Day took place in 2013. World Ovarian Cancer Day is an initiative of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
Why do we need World Ovarian Cancer Day?
Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Most women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making it more difficult to treat. There are often delays in diagnosing ovarian cancer. That is because there is no early detection test, and symptoms are often confused with symptoms of other less severe illnesses, particularly gastrointestinal complaints. Read More >
National Heart Week 28 April – 4 May 201923-04-2019
Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease. In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check. In particular we are focusing on:
Heart Week is an opportunity for health professionals and the Australian public to start a conversation about heart health and the steps needed to reduce the risk of heart disease.
In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May. It will focus on the importance of having a heart health check.
In particular we are focusing on:
Our defibrillator located at Berwick Pharmacy16-04-2019
Did you know we have a cardiac defibrillator (or AED) available for public use at Berwick Pharmacy?
It was donated by an oh-so-considerate member of our community a few years ago.
It is available to use for people having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The defibrillator analyses the heart rhythm. If it detects an abnormal rhythm, it decides whether a shock is required. Using the AED attempts to shock the heart back into normal rhythm.
Every minute counts in a heart attack. The chance of survival doubles if someone is defibrillates before paramedics arrive on scene.
So although we seriously hope you or your loved ones will never need to use it, keep in mind that Berwick Pharmacy has an AED available for use.
Purple Day for Epilepsy March 2615-03-2019
This March you can help make a difference for those living with epilepsy
“Because no one with epilepsy should go it alone”
Return Unwanted Medicines to Berwick Pharmacy16-01-2019
Storage of expired and unwanted medicines in the home can be dangerous and unsafe disposal of unwanted medicines can lead to environmental damage. There is a free and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted medicines responsibly via your local Berwick Pharmacy, and it’s called Return Unwanted Medicines. You can learn more here
7 Tips for a healthy festive season12-12-2018
By Alison Ginn, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Campaign Manager, LiveLighter Victoria
Christmas parties, picnics and BBQs on balmy evenings – summer is a fantastic season to be out and about with family, friends and colleagues.
Amid all of this festive fun, our healthy habits tend to take a back seat.
At this social time of year we often eat less fruit and vegetables, consume larger portion sizes, drink more alcohol and forgo exercise.
An abundance of tempting Christmas food appears in supermarkets and workplaces – and unfortunately our waistlines pay the price. Read More >
World COPD day November 2108-11-2018
World COPD Day this year is being held on 21 November to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms, and empower people with COPD to take control of their condition and symptoms through self-management approaches.
Lung Foundation Australia stresses that early diagnosis through case finding and spirometry is critical in providing early access to treatment, and improving outcomes and quality of life for people living with COPD. Read More >
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month07-11-2018
Breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research are desperately needed. With the lowest five-year survival rate of all cancers in Australia (6.8%), it is shocking to think that these poor pancreatic cancer survival rates have not improved for nearly forty years.
We hope this link is a useful resource, helping you to find information about pancreatic cancer, research, support and other resources. You will also find information about how you can help raise much needed funds for Australian research into pancreatic cancer.
Antibiotic Awareness Week 201831-10-2018
The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic
resistance is one of the greatest threats to human health today.
Antibiotic resistance happens when
bacteria change to protect themselves
from an antibiotic.
When this happens, antibiotics that
previously would have killed the bacteria,
or stopped them from multiplying, no
longer work. Read More >