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Hay fever management

Written by Jamie-Lee Woods   The days are longer, the air is warmer and the grass is greener - spring has sprung! For many people, the change in season can also mean the onset of hay fever. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a very common allergic condition affecting 1 in 5 Australians, commonly causing symptoms such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion and fatigue.   Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal and perennial (year-round). Seasonal allergic rhinitis generally causes symptoms during a particular season in response to an allergen such as pollen. While seasonal...

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Canstar article about alternatives to the Emergency Department

It can be tough to know what to do if you or someone you love is struck down suddenly with a new or worrying medical symptom. Should you wait it out at home and go to your local doctor, or head straight for the hospital emergency department? What about if you have COVID-19 symptoms? Pharmacist Anna Barwick explains... https://www.canstar.com.au/health-insurance/alternatives-to-emergency/ 

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National Stroke Awareness Week 31st August - 6th September

National Stroke Awareness Week 31st August - 6th September

Written by Jamie-Lee Woods   There is no better time than now to learn about what a stroke is, how to recognise the symptoms, and how we can protect ourselves from having one! What is a stroke? Our bodies are full of blood vessels transporting oxygen and nutrient filled blood to, and removing waste products from, our organs. A stroke happens when blood flow is restricted to the brain via a blockage or break in an artery (a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain). This can happen very quickly and as a result, brain cells die due to the...

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Video telehealth consultations with pharmacists are now LIVE!

Video telehealth consultations with pharmacists are now LIVE!

From Monday 10th August 2020, you will be able to book a consultation with a registered, experienced pharmacist. It means you can ask for advice about your health and medication when and where you want it. Click the Telehealth Consultations at the top of the website to book NOW!

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Why YOU need access to pharmacists online

Pharmacists are the undisputed medication experts. They train for years to understand how to get the best out of medications and also prevent harm. Historically, people have only paid for products when they go to a pharmacy but not for the expert advice pharmacists offer.   When people are isolated (due to geographical location or because of Covid restrictions) and are unable to easily access their local community pharmacy or other health services, where can they go for advice? What happens at 10pm at night when their child has a rash, or they want to check if they can take...

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