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Category Archives: Health Blog


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 […]


Vitamin D

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 […]


Taking care of yourself as a Parent

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 […]


Eye Care – Dry Eyes

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 […]


Eye Health in Older Patients

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 […]


Hay Fever

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 […]