Movember is an annual charity initiative that sees the sprouting of moustaches on guys around the globe during November, in a united movement for men’s health.
Committing their top lip for 30 hairy days these men (known as Mo Bros), effectively become walking, talking billboards and through their Mo growing efforts, raise vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Movember is now recognised as one of the world’s leading non-government funders of research and care programs for men’s health issues.
Men are typically more indifferent towards their health when compared to the efforts of women who proactively manage and publicly address their health concerns. As a result, levels of awareness, understanding and funding support for men’s health issues lag significantly behind that of other causes.
Using the moustache as a catalyst for conversation, Movember hopes to bring about change by providing men the opportunity to learn and talk about their health more openly and by encouraging men to take action.
Movember is committed to investing funds in initiatives that support prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health in the following program areas:
•awareness and education
•living with and beyond cancer
•staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness
Last month LiveLife Pharmacies raised a total of $997 to go towards Jeans for Genes.
This month LiveLife Pharmacies are proudly supporting Pink Ribbon Day on Monday, 27th October 2014. Stop in to your nearest pharmacy to pick up your merchandise.
Cancer Council raises funds to help support the many thousands of women in Australia and their families who are affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. With your help, Cancer Council can provide vital research, patient support, information for health care professionals and patients, prevention, treatment and advocacy. Every day in Australia around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer. Cancer is a disease of the body’s building blocks – or cells. Cancer happens when genes become damaged and the cells begin to grow abnormally and out of control. Cancer isn’t one single disease, but a range of diseases in which abnormal cells multiply and spread out of control affecting a range of body organs. Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch many lives, either directly or through the experience of family and friends. Pink merchandise is available to purchase in LiveLife Pharmacies. The money raised will help the Cancer Council fight cancer through prevention programs, support services and world-class cancer research.
New research conducted by the R U OK? Foundation shows that more than 90 per cent of Australians feel they should ask friends who are struggling ‘are you ok?’, no matter how though the conversation. The annual R U OK? Day is taking place Thursday, 11th September and aims to inspire the nation to speak out and help their mates.
‘This ‘R U OK? Day, the foundation is encouraging Australians not only to start a conversation that counts with someone who might be feeling overwhelmed, lonely or stressed, but also to be ready to give their time, show empathy, listen without judgement and help their peers identify possible steps. Also make sure you follow up.’
For further information on R U OK? Day please visit the website www.ruokday.com
National Asthma Awareness week runs from 1st – 7th September.
During this week it is an ideal time to speak with your LiveLife pharmacist and assess your current medications or if you suspect you may have asthma.
It’s important that your asthma is well managed so that you can live your life to the full and do all the activities you want to. The aim of asthma management is to achieve best control.
Having ‘severe’ asthma means that it is difficult to treat, but doesn’t mean that you can’t take control, with the right medications, lifestyle and support. Someone with ‘severe’ asthma can live as well as someone with mild asthma – it’s all in the level of control.
LiveLife Pharmacy proudly supports Daffodil Day on Friday 22 August 2014
Dry July is a not-for-profit organisation determined to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community giving up alcohol for the month of July.
Whether joining as a part of a team or as an individual, DJ’s (Dry.July.er [dee-jay] noun: a person pr team actively sponsored to participate in Dry July) take on the 31 days of July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.
Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of individual drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.
If you love being a pharmacist and are looking to make a change working in a more professionally satisfying role contact us at LiveLife! We are always seeking customer focussed pharmacists who want to deliver exceptional customer care within a great team environment.
Pharmacist Expression of Interest – Click here for more details
Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter regarding heart health
Ask your local LiveLife Pharmacy Pharmacist today about MedAdvisor
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View our Happy New Year Fragrance Sale at Amcal Pharmacy Cannonvale
Save time and order online or come in store today!
Sale ends 31st January 2014
Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter regarding migraines
Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter regarding dehydration
Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter regarding Prostate Cancer
Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter regarding Weight Management
Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter regarding Hayfever
Love people and want to work in an environment that celebrates our team CARING and connecting with our customers in order to give them the best service we can – get in touch today – there just might be an opening for you or check out our Careers page for any current positions available.
With the change in season it feels like everyone we meet has someone in their close family suffering from the sniffle of a cold – if you have the symptoms or if you are trying to avoid it come in and talk to a LiveLife Pharmacist today – caring and practical advice to help you get healthy and stay healthy “Life…Let us help you Live it!”
There are many different types of eye conditions that can affect people. Some can be easily fixed with OTC medicines and do not cause any permanent damage; however others are more serious and may require urgent medical attention. This information leaflet will discuss the most common types of eye conditions that present in our LiveLife pharmacies and what treatments we have available for you.
Click here for more information on eye conditions
People smoke because the nicotine in tobacco is very addictive! However as we all know, continual exposure to all of the other chemicals in the tobacco smoke can cause other health conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema and bronchitis. If you’re a heavy smoker or been smoking for a long time, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a good option to consider. Clinical trials show it may increase your chances of quitting by 50-70% compared to unassisted quitting – well worth a try. This information leaflet will explain how NRT works and provide you with lifestyle tips to help assist you in being SUCCESSFUL in your attempt to quit smoking.
Click here to read more about Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Diarrhoea is when bowel movements become watery, foul-smelling and the need to go to the toilet becomes frequent and urgent. It is important to note that diarrhoea has many different causes and can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition, such as inflammatory bowel disorders. There are 3 different types of diarrhoea.
Click here for more information about Diarrhoea