April 2020 10
An Updated Reflection on COVID-19 Lockdown
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As we now venture into the second half of the national lockdown, things are looking up. More testing is being conducted, and fewer are found infected. New Zealand, as cited in the Washington Post, has…

March 2020 09
Osteoporosis Facts & Treatment
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Bones are the framework of our bodies, allowing us to stand, move and hold objects.  Our bones grow until our early twenties, and have a smooth outer surface with a weight reducing internal structure. Bones often have a hollow interior, and…

February 2020 07
Sachet Pack Service Medicine Delivery
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As we get older, it’s increasingly common to have to take different medicines, at different times throughout the day. But, taking more than a couple of prescription medicines can be challenging to manage. A medicine…

January 2020 24
Managing High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
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Over a quarter of adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and this figure is rising. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease - the leading cause of death in New Zealand. High blood pressure also increases the risk…

January 2020 16
Treating Corns & Calluses On Your Feet
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With summer at its best, what better way to spend a Sunday evening than going for a leisurely stroll to relax before the week starts. However, when corns and calluses begin to develop on your…

January 2020 09
Gout – Prevention & Medication
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Gout is a disease that is littered with old wives’ tales and false information including; what causes it, how best to treat, and with what medication. What causes gout? Gout is a form of arthritis,…

December 2019 19
Sunlight & Sunscreen Myths
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Sunlight in the correct amount is essential, as it is our main source of vitamin D. Not only does sunlight play a role in improving mood, it protects us from bacteria, and improves quality of sleep. Just 5 minutes of…

December 2019 12
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
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Urinary tract infections (UTI) or cystitis is very common and is usually caused by gut bacteria entering your lower urinary tract and bladder. It can occur in people of all ages, however women are 14…

December 2019 05
ZOOM Christmas Opening Hours and Delivery Deadline
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Want your meds sorted before Christmas? ZOOM may contact you earlier than usual about your upcoming repeat prescriptions, to check if you want us to deliver your meds to you before Christmas. Read more to…

November 2019 28
Christmas Shortbread Biscuits
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OK, they may not be a health food, but it's Christmas! Serve on Christmas Day with strawberries, creme patissiere (custard cream) and whipped cream as a dessert, or simply have with a cup of tea.…