Entries by Bluecross Staff

National Stroke Week 2020

This year we will be celebrating National Stroke week for the F.A.S.T heroes saving lives, simply be recognising the signs of stroke (Face, Arms, Speech & Time), and acting FAST! What is stroke? There are two types of stroke – Ischaemic and Haemorrhagic stroke. An Ischaemic stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is […]

Covid-19 : Healthcare access

Dear loyal customers,   I hope you’ve been well, keeping yourself and loved ones healthy and safe from COVID-19. We understand that many of our customers are not able to access face to face health services as this pandemic evolves. To ensure that we are there for our customers in moments that matter, Blue Cross […]

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of both our customers and staff take precedence in this health emergency. We are hard at work to ensure you can access all your healthcare needs, and thank you for your understanding. Prescriptions Currently all pharmacies have received direction, from the Australian Government, to provide no more than 1 month supply […]

What is Asthma?

What is Asthma? Asthma is a medical issue that affects the airways, the airways can be normal until a trigger which can cause them to tighten and narrow, thicken via inflammation and fill up with mucus. This will lead to wheezing, coughing, being short of breath and a feeling of tightness in the chest. The […]

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 […]