healthy recipes for baby starting solids
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Most babies start showing signs they are ready for solid foods by about six months. It’s at this time when babies need extra food for growth and development. But that’s not to say they are ready for only solid food. It’s crucial that you keep up with breastfeeding or infant...

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Being a new mum is no walk in the park. There are times when all the books, classes and YouTube videos in the world may feel inadequate once your bundle of joy makes their way into the world. While the prospect of motherhood may feel overwhelming in the beginning, remember...

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A common question expecting women ask is, “Can I exercise when pregnant, and if so, how much?” The answer to this is a resounding yes, but you might have to alter your usual exercise routine. 6 exercises to do when you’re pregnant 1. Walking Walking is an excellent way to...

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Your children can spend anything from 5 to 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, at school, depending at what stage they are in their education cycle. Given how much time your kids spend at school, they’ll also be consuming as much as 1/3 of their daily nutrition during...

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You’ve just been discharged from hospital with a whole list of medications, some of which look vaguely familiar to you but you just aren’t very sure. Do you make an appointment to see your GP to ask them to go through it all with you? Or do you try navigate...

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Ever cut yourself chopping vegetables and scrambled through kitchen drawers looking for the Band-Aids? Burned yourself on the oven? Your child comes in from outside with a mozzie bite?  These are everyday incidents that can happen in Australian households and a good first aid kit can come in very handy!...

3 Vitamins That Will Help Keep Your Family Well This Winter
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Each time this year, we all start looking for ways to keep ourselves and our families well during winter. After all, no one likes to be struck down with a cold or flu and the accompanying sore throats, stuffy noses, chesty or dry cough that keeps you awake at night,...

Health EleMENts 2016
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For various reasons, men visit the doctor or seek medical advice less than women, especially young men.  As this week is Men’s Health Week, we want to encourage our silent men to visit their doctor or pharmacist to speak to them about a silent killer, high blood pressure.  Here’s how...

Changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
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Do you currently get diabetes products on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)?  If yes, there are some changes coming up that might affect you.  Starting 1st July 2016 you will only be able to access your diabetes products through community pharmacies which are NDSS Access Points.  Find out what...

vitamin d deficiency in winter
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Did you know that around 1 in 4 adult Aussies are deficient in vitamin D.  These rates are higher in winter, particularly for Aussies living in the south eastern areas of Australia with nearly 1 in 2 people having vitamin D deficiency.  We can get some vitamin D from food...