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Protect Your Skin

How to protect your skin from the sun Use sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy. Apply at least one ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill a shot glass) at least 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. Also use a lip balm or lipstick that contains sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of [...]


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Croup

Introduction Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe, the airways to the lungs and the voice box. Children with croup have a distinctive barking cough and will make a harsh sound, known as when they breathe in. They may also have a hoarse voice and find it difficult to breathe because their airway [...]


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Vitamin D

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Vitamin D Why do we need Vitamin D? Vitamin D is important for the development of healthy bone, muscles and teeth and low levels are linked to illnesses including rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. Evidence is also emerging that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of bowel cancer and other cancers and [...]


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Taking care of yourself as a Parent

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Becoming a parent changes your life. It is vitally important to take care of yourself so you can take care of your family.   Especially for Mums! EATING WELL A healthy balanced diet is always important, especially after giving birth. Use the food pyramid to help you choose a daily balanced diet. Choose three servings [...]


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Eye Care – Dry Eyes

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Eye Care – Dry Eyes Dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Eyes dry out and become red and swollen and irritated. Dry eye syndrome is a common complaint and can affect people of any age, but the chances [...]


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Eye Health in Older Patients

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Eye Health in Older Patients There are several eye problems that become more common among people as they age, although they can affect anyone at any age. Many of them while bothersome are not particularly serious such as presbyopia ( having too many tears from light sensitivity) Others however can be both serious and have [...]


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Hay Fever

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Hay Fever  Learning how to avoid triggers and finding the right treatment can make a big difference. What is it? Hay fever, (also called allergic rhinitis) causes cold-like signs and symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. But unlike a cold, hay fever isn’t caused by a virus. Hay fever is [...]


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Tanning Tips

Pre-Tanning Wax/Shave 24hrs before hand Exfoliate 24hrs before hand Shower in the morning before tan Dont use any deodrant or any lotions on skin prior to application Use moisturiser on dry areas Wear loose dark clothing Post-Tanning Avoid Water Shower 6-8 hours after application Pat dry after showering (do not rub) Continue to use moisturiser [...]


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Hayfever Advice

Hay Fever is an allergic reaction to pollen from trees, grass, or flowers.  It often gets worse with the increased pollen count from April to September. The body produces histamine to fight off the offending pollen, but this can lead to the classic hay fever symptoms: Runny, itchy nose Sneezing Itchy, runny, red eyes Nasal [...]


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First Aid

First Aid First aid is: help given to a person who has been hurt or is suddenly taken ill. First aid is the steps you can take before a person gets expert medical help or before the next level of help arrives. First aid can sometimes save a person’s life, but more often it is help [...]