The health Blog

Pharmacist writer Ali Sparkes explores some topics on leading a Healthy, Happy and Hopeful life.

Thrush or vaginal candidiasis is generally thought as the overgrowth of an organism which occurs normally in the body (mostly the culprit is the fungus candida albicans) It is relatively common and affect about three-quarters of women between the ages of…

hair

I was happy to chat to the Evening Post about parents’ concerns over Head lice. The other Pharmacists at The Health Dispensary are fully up to date on the latest guidelines advising Head lice treatment. A lot of the concerns…

vaccine

Of course its entirely up to you, but I thought I’d share some thoughts and facts which may help you decide what to do. When is the right time? As soon as possible – the flu season is generally from…

water and apple

This seems to be on the wish list of many before bearing our bodies to the summer sun. Losing weight is a matter of simple maths- to lose one pound you need to take in 3500 calories less than you…

Happy lady

What makes us happy is a huge factor in health and wellness and we all have different views on what it is and how we experience it. One  factor that comes to mind might be exercise as there’s plenty of discussion in…

supplements

As a Pharmacist with a Wellness clinic this is an interesting perhaps controversial topic to discuss. My pharmacy education has taught me the importance of scientific facts and supporting evidence. However alternative or as we now prefer to call them complementary…

stressed lady

How many time a day do we hear the word stress? In a faster-paced, more competitive world with technology providing more to deal with rather than less, how can we best cope in today’s world. Whilst holiday season is here…

towels

I love a good Massage whether its back, shoulders, feet- I really don’t mind as long as it’s with a good practitioner! Massage may produce feelings of relaxation and a sense of well-being, but what does the science say? and what…

News

October Events

GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER   Go booze-free for the 31 days of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Sign up to be a Sober Hero Now    FLU VACCINATION   Call Us on 01639 500000 to make an…

child nurse

National Glaucoma Awareness Week, takes place from Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23 promoted by The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) At The Health Dispensary, we’re very keen to enhance glaucoma support services for all those affected by the condition…

Wales Pharmacy Awards 2019

We were very humbled to be finalists in 4 categories of the Welsh Pharmacy Awards held at the Vale Resort near Cardiff on May 23rd. The awards were for: Business Development Independent Innovations in Quality & Efficiency through Technology Innovations…

Dry Eye pharmacy display

We had a really great day inviting customers old and new to talk about Dry Eye and Blepharitis. We hosted the event in our lovely clinic space and had some really great feedback. Those attending appreciated the time we were able…