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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation of NZ

Hamilton’s Hillcrest Healthcare Pharmacy, situated in the Retail Lounge and Café are continuing to support the fight against breast cancer.


“As we move from September’s Blue, we indulge the colour Pink for October, a reminder to support the efforts of the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand,” says Tom … More

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes can be a scary topic for most people, and chances are you know someone who has some form of diabetes. Diabetes is very manageable – either by altering your diet, taking medication or injecting insulin. This needn’t be scary, and is so important for your health.

Diabetes is when … More

Patient safety week: focus on medication

There are many different medications that people can take – either prescribed by a doctor or obtained from the pharmacy. All medications have risks and benefits and it is important to be aware of these so that you can get the most out of your medication and ensure you are … More

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among New Zealand women and the third most common cancer in New Zealand. It causes 600 deaths every year1.

What is it and how is it caused?

Cancer occurs when some of the cells in the body start to grow out … More

Blue September – Increasing awareness of prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men and the second most common cancer in men worldwide1,2. It occurs more commonly in men over the age of 50 years, although causes more problems if it occurs at a younger age. If caught early, prostate cancer … More

Hysteria around Listeria

Listeria has been in the news recently after lettuce was recalled due to a contamination. But what exactly is Listeria? What can it cause and who in particular is at risk? We hope to ease some of the hysteria around listeria for you and to help you keep informed and … More

Red Nose Day Appeal

Cure Kids Red Nose Appeal is upon us! For the next few weeks you will start to see little red noses pop up around the place and for a very good reason. Cure Kids are focused on raising funds to enable high-impact medical research to help find the cures our … More

Women’s Health – Iron Deficiency

Iron Deficiency Anaemia

The body requires three things to produce red blood cells – iron, vitamin b12 and folic acid. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, which helps transport oxygen around the body. Oxygen is carried from the lungs to the body and then the red blood cell carries carbon dioxide … More

Out in the community: Independent Living Centre – Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest Pharmacy is proud to be able to sponsor the Independent Living Centre at Hillcrest High School. This centre supports students at Hillcrest High School aged between 13 and 20 who have significant intellectual disabilities.

This centre spend considerable time on developing self care, social and independent skills. Through fundraising … More

Tom’s Talk – Asthma Devices

Check out episode 6 of Tom’s Talk! This week we have Kate our Clinical Pharmacist talking about all the different asthma devices.