Entries by Bluecross Staff

Hayfever

Spring has arrived! Alongside the nice changes in weather and the blooming of flowers can come runny noses, itchy eyes and more! Hayfever tends to peak in spring, when grass pollens are at their peak, but can occur at any time of year depending on the allergens. Hayfever (also known as allergic rhinitis) is an […]

Living with Diabetes

This month contains the National Diabetes week, running from 14th July and until 20th July. Keep a close eye out for our facebook page for updates during the month about signs to look out for, minimising further health conditions and even dietary ideas!   Although, currently, there is no cure for diabetes, it does not […]

Staying healthy this winter

As winter sets in the temperature drops, the days get shorter and often our enthusiasm to go outside and be active drops along with it – we become less active, we can end up eating more and alongside this winter brings increased chances of getting sick. As such we at Blue Cross Pharmacy have put […]

Skin Health

Your Skin plays many roles in your overall health. With the help of sunlight it synthesises Vitamin D, a necessary vitamin that promotes bone health by helping calcium be absorbed. It is the first layer of defence your body has against the outside world, providing a physical barrier to protect you against microbial invasion (bacteria,fungus, […]

Flu Vaccination – Myths and Truth

Myth: The Flu Vaccine gives you the flu. Fact: It is not possible to get the flu from a Flu Vaccine, the vaccine itself only contains a small dose of inactivated/dead virus, it contains no live virus at all. A small fraction of people can get symptoms similar to the flu, such as short lived […]

Regular Health Check Ups

A regular health check up is important to detect any early signs of health issues. They help to identify any emerging issues, assess any future risks and encourage you to maintain or improve your current lifestyle through exercise or diet. Common health checks for adults include; Health Checks for your heart, Blood pressure Blood tests […]

Common Childhood Illnesses

As your child develops and grows they will likely be exposed to a variety of conditions and illnesses, such as head-lice, gastro symptoms, respiratory conditions and more. Many of these conditions may be prevented, limited or treated at home, but more serious or persisting presentations can require consulting with a health care professional. Some of […]

Stroke prevention – The power is Yours

Stroke prevention – the power is Yours 3rd September 2018 Blue Cross Pharmacy is encouraging the people of Kingsgrove to take steps to reduce their stroke risk this National Stroke Week (September 3-9). Blue Cross Pharmacy is set to run Free Stroke Foundation Health Checks as part of the Stroke Foundation’s annual stroke awareness campaign. […]