Up to 45% of adults sleep inadequately most nights, a frustrating and draining condition known as insomnia. Developing good habits around bedtime can help to re-establish a good sleeping pattern.
Heartburn, reflux and dyspepsia refer to stomach pain or discomfort after eating. When we eat, the food goes down the oesophagus into the stomach, passing through a valve to keep it there to be digested. If the valve becomes slack, stomach contents can travel back into the oesophagus, causing a burning feeling in the chest and acidic taste in the mouth ...
Often when we see bones, they are dry and brittle but in our bodies they are living, growing tissues made of a soft collagen framework and minerals for strength and hardness, to be strong and flexible under stress. As we age our bones can become less dense, leading to Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis increases our risk of fractures and breaks but, in many cases, is preventable.
Every day in New Zealand, 9 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. To reduce our risk, the NZBCF encourages us to be breast aware; reduce our risk; act on breast changes and regularly have screening mammograms. October 7-12, 2019 we are going pink for the week to raise funds for NZBCF. Come in store to join in the fun.
Looking after your own medicine or those of a loved one can be complicated. Multiple medicines and dosage times can boggle even the most astute mind. Pharmacists are experts in managing medicines and can support you in more ways that just dispensing prescriptions.