Eastern Courier : July 6th 2011
17 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS YOUR SMILE IS YOUR ULTIMATE ACCESSORY FOR ALL YOUR DENTURE REQUIREMENTS & SPORTS MOUTH GUARDS, CONTACT THE EXPERTS AT DENTURE CREATIONS. 168 AVIEMORE DRIVE, HIGHLAND PARK P. 534 2444 / 532 8333 ILL FITTING DENTURES CAN CAUSE PAIN, HINDER EATING AND ROB YOU OF YOUR SMILE LET DENTURE CREATIONS HELP YOU LEARN TO SMILE AGAIN. FREE CONSULTATION, FREE PARKING DENTURE CREATIONS, THE SMILE DESIGNERS IN EAST AUCKLAND CALL 0800 G R 8 SMILES (0800 478 764) 3735271AI Ph: (09) 523 3030 AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE @ PEACH PARADE 29a Peach Parade Cnr Greenlane East & Peach Parade Remuera, Auckland Mon-Thurs After Hours, Weekends and Public Holidays. DENTIST OPEN I can help you improve your health this Winter Allergy Testing Take the guess work out of it, diagnose food intolerances, food additives and environmental irritants. Includes 20 min naturopathic consult and written report with treatment options. $99.00 Suitable for all ages, ask Tina about family discount. Whole life Vitality Program Improve health and vitality, lose weight and look great. A formulated naturopathic program with professional support. Packages to suit. Winter Immune Support Is winter making your health worse? Book an initial consultation with Tina, till 15/07/2011 and receive a free homebotanical remedy wor $20 Consultations may include case histor iridology, mineral and dietary assessment. and rth ry, Shop 6, 35 Cook St | Howick | Auckland | Ph 09 535 3560 www.healthypeople.co.nz | firstname.lastname@example.org Tina Gale is a Reg Nurse, and Naturopath Bookings essential, please phone for an appointment. HealthyPeople Advertising Feature well-being Health& Cheryl's affection for the elderly Cheryl Edesen: A friendly helper who genuinely cares for the elderly. Cheryl Edesen really goes that extra mile for her clients. The Howick Baptist Homecare employee was nominated for this week's bouquet of the week by Glenice Lee. Glenice works at Stevensen Village in Howick where Cheryl regularly visits. I have never seen Cheryl without a smile no matter how demand- ing her duties,'' she says. Her real affection for the elderly people she tends to is obvious and her visits are eagerly awaited.'' Cheryl visits homes of the elderly to bathe them. She also helps with daycare services. Glenice says Cheryl is inspirational because she walks several kilometres a day to visit her clients. Regardless of the weather she's always out there with a smile on her face.'' The grandmother to eight rarely gets home before 7pm. She works weekends as well. At the end of the day, these people need some- one who will be there for them no matter what,'' she says. My job is so rewarding and I'm so honoured to be recognised for it.'' Pain relief advice from Self Care pharmacists Pain is the body's signal that something is wrong, so we will look for ways to protect ourselves. Our response to pain and ability to put up with it depends on a number of factors such as how bad the pain is and what we know about why it exists.. The first step is to find out and understand reasons for the pain. If it is headache, pain from physical injury like muscle strain, or period pain, treatment can be straightforward. Self Care pharmacists have various pain relief medicines available, but because they work in dif- ferent ways, and because some people can have problems with some products, it is important to talk with them first. Pain relief medicines available include: Paracetamol, useful for mild-to-moderate pain like headache, back- ache, period pain, tooth- ache, sprains and strains. It works in the brain to reduce pain, and helps lower body tem- perature in fevers. It is the most suitable pain reliever for children, and specially-formulated liquid medicines are available for them. Give only the dose indicated on the label. Non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs like aspirin work by interfering with the body's production of cer- tain chemicals res- ponsible for pain and inflammation. NSAIDs are used for soft tissue injuries, muscle aches, headache, period or den- tal pain, and painful in- flammation like rheuma- toid arthritis and gout. For sprain and strain injuries, use Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation and Diagnosis' first, to start the healing process along with para- cetamol . NSAIDs may be suitable after that. Aspirin should not be given to children under 12 years. People with asthma, allergic con- ditions or stomach problems should check with their doctors. Codeine is usually reserved for stronger pain not controlled by paracetamol or NSAIDs. Codeine is sold as phar- macist only medicine when combined with other pain-relief medi- cines (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen or another NSAID), or with cough and cold medicines. Codeine can cause nausea, drowsiness, and skin rashes. See the Self Care Pain Relief fact card for additional information.
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