Health News

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS 2016

We WILL BE OPEN DURING THE CHRISTMAS BREAK

Hours as Follows: (We will be closed on the statutory days)

Friday 23 December 2016 – 7:45am to 2pm
Wednesday 28 December 2016 – 8am to 4pm
Thursday 29 December 2016 – 8am to 4pm
Friday 30 December 2016 – 8am to 4pm
Wednesday 4 January 2017 – 8am to 4pm
Thursday 5 January 2017 – 8am to 4pm
Friday 6 January 2017 – 8am to 4pm

Normal hours from Monday 9 January 2017, however there will be no late night on Thursday 12 January 2017

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES PLEASE ATTEND – EASTCARE at 260 BOTANY ROAD, PH: 2771516
TO ALL OUR PATIENTS, WE WISH YOU ALL A SAFE XMAS AND NEW YEAR   BTCMP_Christmas

September Newsletter

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Stoptober is a national campaign supporting a 31 day smoke free challenge based on the fact that smokers who quit for more than 28 days are 5 times more likely to quit.

Are you a smoker and would like to quit?

LET’S GO 31 DAYS SMOKE FREE!

Sign up NOW!

& Be in to win an IPad mini AND Lots of spot prizes

Option 1: STOPTOBER CHALLENGE

You will receive text & buddy support

Lots of spot prizes to be won

Option 2: EAST HEALTH STOPTOBER CHALLENGE

You will receive text support from your practice.

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March Newsletter

Winter is on the way however it is possible to prevent common winter ills!

Influenza can affect anyone, no matter how fit, active and healthy they may be, the best protection is immunisation

The non-funded influenza vaccine will be available from Monday 23 March 2015 at our clinic at a cost of $30. We are waiting on the release date for the Funded influenza vaccine. For more information click here.

Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection that causes two very serious illnesses: meningitis (an infection of the membranes that cover the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning).

Several vaccines are available which protect against different groups of meningococcal disease – A, C, Y and W135. These vaccines aren’t free (except for some people whose spleens don’t work or who don’t have a spleen), but they’re available for private purchase through general practices if people want them.

Rheumatic fever is a serious illness which starts with a sore throat caused by the bacteria Group A Streptococcus. You may hear it called Strep throat.

 Sore Throats Key Messages

  • A sore throat can lead to rheumatic fever if it’s left untreated. Rheumatic fever is very serious and causes heart damage.
  • Every time your child has a sore throat it could be serious. Don’t ignore, take them to a doctor or nurse straight away to get it checked.
  • We know it is a big ask to get your child checked every time they have a sore throat, but it is important.
  • Ring Healthline on 0800 611 116 to find out where your nearest free sore throat clinic is.
  • If you are prescribed a course of antibiotics, please take them for the whole 10 days or they might not work. Many winter diseases are spread from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing.
  • To help stop the spread of disease always:
    • cover your nose or mouth with your arm or a tissue when you sneeze or cough
    • wash and dry your hands after coughing/sneezing, using the toilet and before and after preparing food.

February Newsletter

Sexual health

“The month of love and romance”

Sexual Health

……  we are sure you all practice safely, but just to let you know we  offer confidential, sexual health screening, which is now  FREE if you are under 22 years old.

 

We can also provide free condoms, and advice on all the other different types of contraception and protection. Dr Vosloo, also fits IUD’s, Mirenas and Jadelle implants.

 

Please phone the nurses if you wish to talk to someone.

 

For more information visit Health Navigator NZ.

 

January Newsletter


Happy New Year to Everyone.! 

New year – New start?


 

Quit smoking is the best thing you can do for your health,  family and your wallet!

 

And people who get extra support form their health professionals and /or Quitline (0800 778 778) stand a much better chance of success. stop smoking

 

Call us on 09 273 6003 to discuss your situation with our GPs or talk to Jacqui, Lilian or Jasmina about the different ways available to help you quit for GOOD!!


Want to lose some weight?

You can lower your risk of diabeteshigh blood pressureheart disease, arthritis and even some forms of Cancer.

diabetesYou can get advice and support from your GP or nurse, and even on line..

 

 

 

Summer Travel Advice

TRAVEL MEDICAL KIT

  • Download this general guide to a basic TRAVEL MEDICAL KIT  and information about MALARIA PREVENTION.

  • Don’t forget to take a supply of your own regular medications.

  • Inform your doctor / pharmacist of any allergies you may have.

  • Specific places can require specific additions to a medical kit.

  • Plan your vaccinations well ahead of departure.

  • Travel insurance is considered essential for all travel.

For more information visit the Traveler Information Center.

Jet Lag

btcmp_travelJet lag can be a problem for travelers who are crossing several time zones. Although it is not a serious condition, jet lag can make it hard for you to enjoy your vacation for the first few days. For business travelers, who may be expected to travel long distances and start work immediately after arrival, jet lag can affect mood, ability to concentrate, and physical and mental performance. Fortunately, you can take steps to minimize the effects of jet lag.

Before Travel

  • Exercise, eat a healthful diet, and get plenty of rest.
  • A few days before you leave, start going to bed an hour or two later than usual (before traveling west) or earlier than usual (before traveling east) to shift your body’s clock.
  • Break up a long trip with a short stop in the middle, if possible.

During Travel

  • Avoid large meals, alcohol, and caffeine.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • On long flights, get up and walk around periodically.
  • Sleep on the plane, if you can.

After You Arrive

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  • Don’t make any important decisions the first day.
  • Eat meals at the appropriate local time.
  • Spend time in the sun.
  • Drink plenty of water, and avoid excess alcohol or caffeine.
  • If you are sleepy during the day, take short naps (20–30 minutes) so you can still sleep at night.
  • Talk to your doctor about taking medicine to help you sleep at night.

Movember

MOVEMBER

Get Involved

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Movember is about bringing back the moustache (Mo), having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking, talking billboards for men’s health. Mo Sistas sign up and commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community.

 

Three Campaigns to Look after your Health

September and October are all about keeping New Zealanders healthy!

Three national campaigns are currently running, encouraging Kiwis to think about their health and to take action: Cervical Screening Awareness Month, Blue September (the Prostate Cancer Foundation) and Stoptober.

September is Cervical Screening Awareness Month, and all sexually active women between 20 and 70 are encouraged to make sure they’re up to date with their cervical smear. BTCMP_Cervical ScreeningHaving a smear test doesn’t take long and is a simple procedure that is proven to save lives. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable of all cancers, and screening women every three years can reduce the risk of developing it by up to 90 percent. The cervical smear test saves lives because it’s all about early detection – the sooner any abnormal cells are picked up, the sooner a woman can be treated. For more information click here.

BTCMP_Prostate CancerBlue September is the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign. Every year around 600 men die in New Zealand of prostate cancer.  This happens because men don’t know how dangerous the disease is, they don’t talk to their doctor about it – they simply don’t do anything about it. This has to stop. Prostate cancer can be prevented if detected early enough. For more information click here.

Stoptober is New Zealand’s first nationwide quit smoking month – a 31 day quit smoking challenge designed to help thousands of kiwis kick the smoking habit for good. You’re five times more likely to stay quit if you manage to stop smoking for an entire month, and you’re more likely to succeed with support. Sign up on the Stoptober website before October 1st for free support tools like daily texts, emails, and a free mobile app, to help you or your loved one quit the smoking habit. There will be fun events around the country all through September to encourage people to sign up, plus social media, radio, and television (you may have seen or heard the ads starring Piri Weepu already). Kia Kaha – Be Strong. Start your Stoptober Challenge now! For more information click here.

BTCMP_Quit Smoking Help

Quitline has launched a new TV ad campaign showing how children copy their parents and can become smokers at a young age. While the ads feature kids engaging in play-acting and other everyday activities, the focus of the campaign is on the power of the parents’ actions. The message is to quit before your kids start – because kids are seven times more likely to smoke if their parents do. For more information click here.