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Papakura Courier : May 18th 2011
8 PAPAKURA COURIER, MAY 18, 2011 NEWS Lets Talk about Digestion Its not really the polite thing to do, to talk about your digestion problems over a cup of tea. Thats why even though over half of us suffer with some sort of digestive problem1, we suffer in silence. The digestive system can create many dif- ferent problems; from constipation to indiges- tion, bloating to heart- burn. Some digestion problems are more dif- fcult to diagnose. For example Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition affecting the bowel. Symptoms may include bloating, pain or discomfort in your ab- domen and constipation or diarrhoea (or alter- nating between the two). It is very common and affects 20 percent of New Zealanders2. We all lead busy lives, so picking up a product from the supermarket without the right advice seems like an easy choice says Melanie from Papa- kura Care Chemist. But medicine wont work if you have diagnosed your- self incorrectly. Or there may be a better option available thats more effective. There are also many lifestyle factors that can help you prevent or manage your diges- tion problem more easily. For example, raising the head of your bed can help if you have heartburn at night and a new study3 shows that exercise may help with IBS symptoms. You should also know that some conditions may seem like a harmless com- mon digestion problem, but may be something more serious. Thats why its impor- tant to talk to your Care Chemist pharmacist and ask for advice today. 1-2 For references see www. carechemist.co.nz/digestionreferences Melanie, pharmacist Papakura Care Chemist Losec Extra is used to treat the symptoms of heartburn and refux and is available without a prescription. Losec Extra Omeprazole 20mg 14 pack Caring for you ine used for the relief of refux-like symptoms: heartburn or regurgitation for people aged 18 years and over. For short term treatment only. Each MUPS® tablet contains omeprazole20mg. 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Market day, Rosehill Community Market is on May 21, and every third Saturday of the month, 8am-noon in the Rosehill Church carpark, corner of Edinburgh Ave and Tatariki St. Proceeds will support Rosehill community activities. To book a space or for details ph: Daphne 296-3134. Community dance, Zena and Ken's next community dance is on May 21, 7.30pm- 10.30pm at Te Tuhi Centre, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga. Sequence and some ballroom and latin. Cost $8 includes home-baked supper. All welcome. Ph: Zena or Ken 278-7418. Cafe open, Sonrise Cafe is open at Redhill Community Centre, corner of Dominion and Croskery roads, Monday- Friday, 8.45am-2.45pm Great food, great coffee, great company. Ph: 297-2040. Dance time, Papakura's Old Tyme Dance Group meets next on May 23, 1pm at the Cross Roads Church Hall, Papakura. All welcome. Ph: Ivy 298-9152. Ranger walks, The next free Auckland Parks ranger walk and talk programme is on May 24, 9.30am-noon, at Point View Reserve, Botany, meet in carpark at Caldwells Rd entrance. Good level of fitness and mobility required -- steep steps involved. Bookings essential, ph: 301-0101. Boredom Busters, Meet at Redhill Community Centre's Sonrise Cafe, Dominion Rd, every Tuesday from 9.30am. Come along and play board games, bring your knitting or crochet or just come along for a chat and a cuppa. Gold coin donation appreciated. Ph: Jan 298-8806. Knitwits, Learn to knit with Papakura Knitwits on May 25, and every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 10am-noon at Sir Edmund Hillary Library, 209 Great South Rd. Beginners and more experienced knitters welcome. Ph: Kathy 298-4368. Magic meets, Manukau Airways Group Inspiring Confidence (Magic) meets on May 25, and last Wednesday of the month, 10.15am-noon at Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club. Support group for anyone who has COPD, emphysema, asthma, etc. Speakers, light exercises and morning tea. Cost is $4. Ph: Janet 262-4453 or John 292-7652 or 276-0044 ext 8874. Baby loss, Support Group meets May 25, and the last Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm-9pm in south Auckland. For all who are suffering from the effects of loss through abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth. For details contact Project Rachel 0800-111-811. Helpers needed, Christian Care Budget Service in Papakura needs volunteers with common sense, under- standing and compassion and good numerical, communi- cation and listening skills. Volunteers get ongoing training, professional development, supportive work environment and help families/whanau become financially independent. Register by May 25, ph: Anne 298-8536. PTA, New Zealand Parent Teacher Association celebrates 60 years of involment in schools on May 28-29 at the Copthorne Harbourside Hotel, Quay St, Auckland. See www.nzpta. org.nz or ph: John 266-7583. Women's club, Quota Club of Papakura, an international women's service club, holds its monthly dinner meeting on May 30, 6pm at Longford Park Retirement Village. Guest speaker. Ph: Jennie 298-5828. Support group,The Lymphoedema Support Group meets on May 30, 7.30pm at Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres, Grafton. Ph: Joy 625-6463. Book chat, Sir Edmund Hillary library hosts a free Book Chat on June 1, and the first Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm-3pm in the library, 209 Great South Rd. A chance to talk with others about your favourite books and catch up with what's new in the library. Ph: Louise 978-2665. Carbootsale, Papakura Anglican Church holds a car boot sale on June 4, and the first Saturday of the month, 7.30am-10.30am at the church, opposite the Warehouse. Sites $10, proceeds to a water tank project for Fiji villages. To book a site ph: Sheryl 299-6907. Fertility support, Fertility NZ, the organisation that helps people with fertility issues, is running a contact group to help put people with fertility issues in touch with one another. Meets June 14, 21 and 28, 7.30pm-9.30pm, in Remuera. Cost for three sessions is $10 pp or $20 per couple. Registrations essential, ph: 835-9812 or email: cg.fnzauckland@ gmail.com. Warbirds, New Zealand Warbirds Association holds a Warbirds open day on June 5 at Ardmore Airport to commemorate the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. Static displays and practice flying displays at noon and 2.15pm. Full commentary on Warbirds 88.2FM. Entrance off Hamlin Rd, gates open 10am. Adults $10, under-14s free. Speakers available,The Hearing Association of Auckland has speakers available to talk to your group or club on everything you need to know about hearing loss and how to come to terms with it. To arrange a free speaker for your group ph: Elaine 524-9847.
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