May 2022 24
What Is The Main Cause Of Gout?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on What Is The Main Cause Of Gout?

When people think they may have gout, they will generally ask themselves - what is the main cause of gout, and the image of a burning pain in the joints will usually cross their minds! It would not surprise many people to learn that gout is a common disease that…

May 2022 16
KN95 or Surgical Face Mask NZ – Which to Buy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on KN95 or Surgical Face Mask NZ – Which to Buy

In New Zealand the KN95 face mask, or equivalent FFP2, N95 or P2 face mask are recommended by the experts as being the best option, with disposable face masks coming in second. They can both have a place, depending on your circumstances. You may chose to buy some of each,…

May 2022 11
How Good Habits Are The Key To Better Health
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on How Good Habits Are The Key To Better Health

Forming good habits can make a huge difference to our health, but sometimes it's easier said than done! “The compliance of medications has a more direct effect on patient health outcomes than the specific treatment itself” 1 It can be challenging to keep motivated every day to make the right…

May 2022 06
What Is The Benefit Of Taking Vitamin C For Immunity?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on What Is The Benefit Of Taking Vitamin C For Immunity?

The benefits of taking Vitamin C for immunity have been a hot topic for years, but there is no doubt that Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans.  Vitamin C for immunity Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and an important factor for many functions of the body including…

May 2022 04
Prescription Weight Loss Medicines: 5 Important Things to Know
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Prescription Weight Loss Medicines: 5 Important Things to Know

At ZOOM Pharmacy, many of our customers have their weight loss medicines like Duromine (phentermine) or Xenical (orlistat) delivered direct to their door via our online medicine delivery service. Here are some common questions many New Zealanders have asked our Lead Pharmacist Din Redzepagic and the team about these medications.…

May 2022 03
Online Pharmacy Viagra Vedafil – Erectile Dysfunction Medicines Delivered
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Online Pharmacy Viagra Vedafil – Erectile Dysfunction Medicines Delivered

If you have erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition that many men face at some stage in their life, you may be interested in the privacy of using an online pharmacy Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medicine service, that delivers to your door. Online pharmacy Viagra & ED medicines service Erection…

April 2022 27
Best Medicine For Children’s Cold & Flu This Winter
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Medicine For Children’s Cold & Flu This Winter

Cold and flu are common in children, but what medicine can be given? Cold and flu medicines can help reduce the symptoms of cold and flu, such as fever and cough, but they do not cure the infection. Cold and flu signs and symptoms The flu (influenza) is caused by…

April 2022 21
Never Forget The Ultimate Price: Why We Wear The Poppy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Never Forget The Ultimate Price: Why We Wear The Poppy

Anzac Day in New Zealand is a National Day of Remembrance to honour the service and sacrifice of those who have gone before us. In December 1914, in preparation for the invasion of Gallipoli, New Zealand Expeditionary Force contingents were grouped together with the Australian Imperial Force for the first…

April 2022 19
How To Manage Long Term Conditions? More Common Than You Think
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on How To Manage Long Term Conditions? More Common Than You Think

A long-term condition (LTC) can be defined as any ongoing, long term or recurring condition - which may have a significant impact on your everyday life. Long term condition - common examples Long term conditions (LTCs) can be defined is any long term, ongoing or reoccurring chronic health conditions. These…

April 2022 14
Best Ideas for Health & Wellness in The Workplace
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Ideas for Health & Wellness in The Workplace

In these tough financial times, when healthcare is also in the spotlight, show how much you care about your workforce, tertiary institution, or community group by giving them a ZOOM Pharmacy Health Home Care Kit. Gift a Health Home Care Kit to your workforce or community group During the recent…

April 2022 11
What Is The Best Medicine For A Wet Dry Cough?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on What Is The Best Medicine For A Wet Dry Cough?

If you get a wet dry cough, it is always difficult knowing what is the best medicine for wet versus dry cough, as it will vary depending on your symptoms. Coughing is your body's way of getting rid of an irritant. The cough reflex is triggered when something irritates your…

April 2022 10
Best Hot Cross Bun Recipe NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Hot Cross Bun Recipe NZ

Looking for the best hot cross bun recipe? As a child, Easter was always my favourite time of year. A fresh chill in the air after a long hot summer, chocolate before breakfast, and hot cross buns smothered in butter. What could be better! A great hot cross bun recipe…

April 2022 07
Health Products On Your Packing List? One Quick Tip To Make Travel Easier
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Health Products On Your Packing List? One Quick Tip To Make Travel Easier

Now that our travel options are beginning to open up again, people are able to freely travel across the Tasman to catch up with friends and loved ones. Or perhaps book in that long weekend to Melbourne that you have been hanging out for nearly two years now. And finally,…

April 2022 05
Where Is My Money? How To Save On Prescriptions
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Where Is My Money? How To Save On Prescriptions

The prescription medicine co-payment is a charge imposed by the Government, that is applied to funded prescription medicines by pharmacies, on behalf of the Government. $5 for each funded prescription medicine At the start of February each year your pharmacy is required by the Government to charge you $5 for…

March 2022 28
Pulse Oximeters: Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Home Health Gadget
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Pulse Oximeters: Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Home Health Gadget

A pulse oximeter, or ‘pulse ox’ for short, is a plastic clip on device that you often see hospital patients wearing on their finger – so why would you want to have one at home? A pulse oximeter help assess your breathing by measuring the oxygen saturation of arterial blood,…

March 2022 25
KN95 Face Mask, FFP2, N95 or P2? It Can Be Confusing!
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on KN95 Face Mask, FFP2, N95 or P2? It Can Be Confusing!

KN95 Face Mask, FFP2, N95 and P2 are all a type of certification or class given to a face mask, based on its performance in a standardised test – or the ‘standard’. What standards do we have in NZ? Particulate respirator face masks are manufactured and tested all over the…

March 2022 16
Sore Throat Lozenges: An Easy Way To Deal With Covid?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Sore Throat Lozenges: An Easy Way To Deal With Covid?

For many with COVID, sore throat lozenges like Difflam have been a go to for symptom relief over the last few months, and for good reason. Sore throats in adults Most sore throats in adults are caused by viruses and usually just require symptom relief. A sore throat may often be…

March 2022 12
How To Care For People With Positive RAT Tests
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on How To Care For People With Positive RAT Tests

If someone in your household has just tested positive with a RAT test, and you are caring for them, make sure you take a few simple steps to protect yourself and the rest of your household. Top tips to help protect yourself Frequently wash your hands with soap and water…

March 2022 11
I Have COVID – So Why Is My RAT Test Negative?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on I Have COVID – So Why Is My RAT Test Negative?

With doing a RAT test now common in New Zealand, some people are asking - why have I tested negative, despite starting to show symptoms? A RAT test is not as sensitive as the PCR tests performed in a lab, because they work in different ways. How does a PCR…

March 2022 10
COVID-19: ZOOM Pharmacy Urge Kiwis with Asthma to Use Preventative Medication Daily
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on COVID-19: ZOOM Pharmacy Urge Kiwis with Asthma to Use Preventative Medication Daily

ZOOM Pharmacy are urging thousands of Kiwis living with asthma to use preventative medication for the chronic disease every day - prior to exposure to COVID. The call comes following analysis of discussions with hundreds of COVID positive patients over the past week, which found a number of those with…

March 2022 06
RAT Test NZ – Delivered To Your Door, So You Can Get On With Life!  
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on RAT Test NZ – Delivered To Your Door, So You Can Get On With Life!  

The switch to using a RAT Test, or Rapid Antigen Test, has significantly cut down wait times for people wanting to know if they are COVID positive. Key suppliers including supermarkets and the big retailers are quickly selling out within a day or two, or you have to go in…

February 2022 27
Buy a COVID Home Care Kit with Pulse Oximeter NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Buy a COVID Home Care Kit with Pulse Oximeter NZ

Your COVID-19 Home Care Kit contains: Compact Pulse Oximeter (batteries included), Paracetamol (60 tabs 500mg), Ibuprofen (40 tabs 200mg), Digital Thermometer, Vicks Vaporub (50g tub), Sanitiser Wipes (50), COVID Symptom Diary, COVID Home Care Kit Information Brochure. COVID Home Care Kit NZ Buy all your essentials for COVID Home Care:…

February 2022 18
Fake Face Masks – What Terminology to Avoid
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Fake Face Masks – What Terminology to Avoid

You don't want to buy fake face masks. With more people wanting to buy N95 or KN95 Face Masks, you need to do your homework. It's important to make sure that you purchase from a reputable and trusted supplier, and know the official terminology. Fake face masks 'FDA approved' Any…

February 2022 08
Auckland COVID Patients to be Eligible for Free Medicines Delivered During Isolation
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Auckland COVID Patients to be Eligible for Free Medicines Delivered During Isolation

Thousands of COVID positive Aucklanders required to isolate under health guidelines will be eligible to receive a range of funded medicines delivered free to their home in a new initiative welcomed by health experts. Whanau HQ initiative Under the scheme, patients will not need to consult a GP for a…

December 2021 21
” Why I take my medicines “
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ” Why I take my medicines “

David Taylor from ZOOM Health talks about why he takes his medicines. My name is David Taylor, and I'm the Founder, and Managing Director, of ZOOM Health. I'm supposed to take these two medicines, every day. If I forget to take them, or I run out, my hypertension will get…

December 2021 20
Buy a Pulse Oximeter NZ from ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Buy a Pulse Oximeter NZ from ZOOM Pharmacy

Buy a Pulse Oximeter NZ from the ZOOM Pharmacy and measure your blood oxygen saturation level, efficiently & accurately, at home. Great during COVID - but also for people with asthma - any time of the year. Pulse oximeters in NZ are small devices that fit on your finger and…

December 2021 13
2021 In Review – Words From Our ZOOM Health & Pharmacy Directors
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on 2021 In Review – Words From Our ZOOM Health & Pharmacy Directors

2021 has been yet another remarkably challenging year for all of us, with COVID and the Government’s response affecting every aspect of our lives. Your absolute right to choose At ZOOM we acknowledge and recognise that it’s your absolute right to choose which pharmacy dispenses your medicines and we do…

December 2021 09
COVID Home Care Kit – ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on COVID Home Care Kit – ZOOM Pharmacy

ZOOM Pharmacy COVID Home Care Kits vary and can contain: Pulse Oximeter YK-80A (2 x AAA batteries included), Paracetamol (60 tabs 500mg), Ibuprofen (40 tabs 200mg ), Digital Thermometer, Vicks Vaporub (50g tub), Sanitiser Wipes (50), COVID Symptom Diary, COVID Home Care Kit Information Brochure. New Zealand’s health care sector…

December 2021 06
‘Smithy’ talks about ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ‘Smithy’ talks about ZOOM Pharmacy

Ian Smith (Smithy) former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman and veteran cricket and rugby union broadcaster talks about ZOOM Pharmacy's monthly medicines service. Some things are easy to remember. Like the Blacks Caps winning the very first World Test Championship. But, some things aren’t so easy to remember – like picking up…

December 2021 01
Disposable Face Masks – Great Price!
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Disposable Face Masks – Great Price!

Make sure you and the people you care about restock your supply of disposable face masks now. Buy from ZOOM Pharmacy at our great prices and get them delivered direct to your door. Disposable face mask versus triple layer fabric mask The performance of single-use commercial medical masks are the…

November 2021 18
Hiprex – Prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Hiprex – Prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Hiprex is used to prevent ongoing or recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI). Urinary tract infections (UTI) or cystitis is very common and is usually caused by gut bacteria entering your lower urinary tract and bladder. It can occur in people of all ages, however women are 14 times more likely…

November 2021 15
ZOOM Pharmacy Christmas Holiday Hours
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ZOOM Pharmacy Christmas Holiday Hours

If you are due to send ZOOM Pharmacy a new prescription in the next few weeks, we need to receive it earlier than usual, so you can receive your order BEFORE the Christmas holiday season. Sort your next new prescription EARLY - and be in to WIN! Due to the…

October 2021 25
Movember NZ – Supporting Men’s Health
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Movember NZ – Supporting Men’s Health

Movember NZ is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Men die on average 5 years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way. What…

October 2021 15
Milford Tennis Club & ZOOM Pharmacy Ace Vaccination Day
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Milford Tennis Club & ZOOM Pharmacy Ace Vaccination Day

The sausages and the Covid jabs flew out the door at the Milford Tennis Club in Auckland on the day of their vaccination event. A club member who is a doctor sent out an email recommending vaccination, which prompted a pharmacy manager to suggest a vaccination event, organiser and club…

October 2021 08
Most Popular Boy & Girl Names NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Most Popular Boy & Girl Names NZ

The most popular, top 100 baby boy and girl names in New Zealand, for every year since 1954, makes for interesting reading. Compiled and recorded by the Department of Internal Affairs, it's fascinating to see how popular names have changed over the decades. Top 10 boys names The top 10…

September 2021 26
Get Fully Vaccinated as Soon as Possible
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Get Fully Vaccinated as Soon as Possible

As we experience continued cases of Delta in New Zealand, it’s important to get fully vaccinated, and consider how to keep healthy for this outbreak, and for the future outbreaks that will no doubt follow. My name is David Taylor and I’m the Founder & Managing Director of ZOOM Health.…

September 2021 22
COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination with ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination with ZOOM Pharmacy

Add value to your workplace health and safety! A COVID-19 workplace vaccination is quick and easy for your staff At ZOOM Pharmacy we think making access to healthcare as easy as possible is vitally important to the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. In the same way that delivering…

September 2021 20
Creamy Thai Carrot & Coconut Soup
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Creamy Thai Carrot & Coconut Soup

This recipe is inspired by the most delicious carrot soup that my flatmate cooks. I love to make it at the start of the week, portion it into ziplock bags and freeze, and then I have lunch all ready to go whenever I need it! I have not cooked pumpkin…

September 2021 18
SkyCity runs in-house Workplace Vaccination Hub with ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on SkyCity runs in-house Workplace Vaccination Hub with ZOOM Pharmacy

SkyCity Entertainment Group is running its own private workplace vaccination hub where it hopes 500 staff will get the injection. SkyCity could be one of the first non-essential worker businesses to run a private vaccination session. "To help us achieve this goal, this week we held a Covid-19 vaccination event…

September 2021 12
Anaphylaxis (Severe Allergic Reaction) – What You Need To Know
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Anaphylaxis (Severe Allergic Reaction) – What You Need To Know

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something a person is allergic to. Anaphylaxis requires an injection of adrenaline (often done via an EpiPen) and an immediate trip to a hospital emergency department. If anaphylaxis isn't…

September 2021 10
How to Treat Corns & Calluses
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on How to Treat Corns & Calluses

More time at home can mean more opportunities to go out for a walk, but when corns and calluses begin to develop on your feet, walking can end up being a painful experience! What is a corn or callus? A corn or callus is an area of thickened skin, which…

September 2021 06
Medicine Delivery To Your Door, To Anywhere in NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Medicine Delivery To Your Door, To Anywhere in NZ

Save time and money for what's important Fast, easy and convenient - get medicine delivery to your door when you use ZOOM Pharmacy! No more standing around at the pharmacy or chemist, waiting for ages to pick up your meds. Medicine delivery NZ Get medicine delivery to your door -…

September 2021 03
Want To Dance? It’s Good For You!
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Want To Dance? It’s Good For You!

Did you know that just dancing, can have a greater effect on helping you remain independent, compared to any other exercise you may do? A recent study published in 2018 looked at how various forms of physical activity affected 1,000 elderly Japanese women and their ability to complete tasks like…

September 2021 01
COVID-19: Vaccine Model Failing Kiwis with Chronic Health Conditions – ZOOM Study
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on COVID-19: Vaccine Model Failing Kiwis with Chronic Health Conditions – ZOOM Study

Thousands of Kiwis with long-term health conditions remain COVID-19 vaccine hesitant and over a quarter (29%) had not been offered a vaccine - according to new research done. Zoom Health Study The Zoom Health study found a seventh (14%) of those living with chronic health conditions have not yet committed…

August 2021 28
The Warehouse Group Invests in ZOOM
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on The Warehouse Group Invests in ZOOM

A rapidly growing startup will join the country’s largest retail group in a move which is set to improve access to healthcare for thousands of Kiwis. The Warehouse Group Invests in Online Healthcare Startup The Warehouse Group (TWG) has taken a stake in Zoom Health Ltd, a four year old…

August 2021 26
Looking After Your Pet in Lockdown
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Looking After Your Pet in Lockdown

Pets are simply good for your soul, and hugely beneficial for people’s mental health at the best of times, but even more so during lockdown. If you are stuck at home with your pet during lockdown, you get to enjoy the extra time you have with them. However, keep in…

August 2021 18
COVID-19 Update from ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on COVID-19 Update from ZOOM Pharmacy

As an Essential Service Provider ZOOM Pharmacy is here for you during Alert Level 4, and will continue to dispense and deliver your prescription medicine supplies, to anywhere in New Zealand. No matter what region you live in and your Alert Level, it’s business as usual when you choose ZOOM…

August 2021 11
ZOOM Pharmacy Job & Career Opportunities
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ZOOM Pharmacy Job & Career Opportunities

Looking for a New Job Opportunity? You’ll love applying for a ZOOM Pharmacy job if you get your kicks by helping others. At ZOOM, we make a real difference to patient health outcomes. We’re looking for people who love solving problems and adding value to our customers lives, by the…

August 2021 09
Who was the Most Successful Country by Population Size at Tokyo?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Who was the Most Successful Country by Population Size at Tokyo?

Kiwis have always punched above their weight at recent Olympics Games, and Tokyo has been no exception. New Zealand won 20 medals – their highest ever at any Olympic Games. New Zealand’s performance was excellent. However we weren’t quite the most successful overall when it comes to all medals (gold,…

August 2021 06
Health Checklist for Women Over 50
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Health Checklist for Women Over 50

Once you hit 50 it is so important and worthwhile to have a health checklist to refer to and tick off each year. Why? Because it is always better to catch things early. If you do that, you stand the very best chance of being able to do something about…

August 2021 03
Kindergartens (Kindy) in NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Kindergartens (Kindy) in NZ

Kindergartens, or kindy was first established in New Zealand due to public concern about ‘rowdy street kids’ and ‘waifs and strays’ in the 1880's. Early kindergartens in NZ Two early kindergartens, the Auckland Jubilee Free Kindergarten and the Auckland West Free Kindergarten started in the late 1880’s and were mainly…

July 2021 30
Olympic Athletes Talking About Health is a Good Thing
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Olympic Athletes Talking About Health is a Good Thing

Olympic athletes look almost too good to be true, a picture of glowing health and wellness that we can only aspire to. But, the reality is that these elite sportspeople are still at risk for various diseases, cancers and mental health issues like the rest of us. Just because you’re…

July 2021 27
5 ‘Embarrassing’ Health Conditions You May Not Like Talking About
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on 5 ‘Embarrassing’ Health Conditions You May Not Like Talking About

Sensitive or 'embarrassing' health conditions like haemorrhoids, hair loss, urinary incontinence, or erectile dysfunction can be difficult to talk about - even with your doctor. Here’s a look at some health conditions that some people may find difficult to discuss: 1. Haemorrhoids Haemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen veins in…

July 2021 23
Caffeine in Coffee, Tea and More
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Caffeine in Coffee, Tea and More

Caffeine is traditionally associated with coffee, but you may be surprised how much is also found in tea and soft drinks. Check out the caffeine levels of some common drinks below. Drink sizes are mostly in 250 milliliters (mL) which is one cup, caffeine is shown in milligrams (mg). Note…

July 2021 21
What Should I Have in My First Aid Kit in NZ?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on What Should I Have in My First Aid Kit in NZ?

Are you wondering what you should keep in your First Aid Kit in NZ, or is the one you have, looking a little worse for wear? Restock your First Aid Kit There are some great First Aid Kits you can buy which are well stocked and ready to go. Or…

July 2021 19
David Taylor Talks About ZOOM
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on David Taylor Talks About ZOOM

How can we help Kiwis to enjoy the full health benefits from their prescribed medicines? This was the key question that David Taylor, Managing Director and Founder of ZOOM Health found himself asking. New Zealands biggest opportunity to improve health outcomes In all his time in the healthcare industry, and…

July 2021 14
Lower Back Pain: 7 Important (and Surprising!) Things to Know
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Lower Back Pain: 7 Important (and Surprising!) Things to Know

Lower back pain is one of the most common health issues in New Zealand. In any year, about one third of New Zealanders will suffer from it. Below are seven things you may be surprised to learn about the causes and treatments of acute low back pain. 1.       Most lower…

July 2021 12
Can Adults Get RSV Respiratory Infection?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Can Adults Get RSV Respiratory Infection?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. It is common in children - but RSV can also infect adults too. Highly contagious RSV is highly contagious and can spread easily from person to person through droplets from a sneeze or cough, or simply by talking. People…

July 2021 08
Best Cheese Roll Recipe
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Cheese Roll Recipe

Looking for the best cheese roll recipe? Being Dunedin born and bred, I consider them an essential food item. What could be better than a cheese roll (or two) on a cold winter's day! A great cheese roll recipe can be closely guarded and hard to find, but my daughter…

July 2021 05
10 Simple Shortcuts to Getting Healthy from Dr Michael Mosley
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on 10 Simple Shortcuts to Getting Healthy from Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley shares his favourite shortcuts to getting healthy, and staying healthy and well, as we get older. He wanted to look at things that people could easily fit into their lives, which they might not be doing at the moment - and where there was some real science…

June 2021 28
How Does ZOOM Pharmacy Work?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on How Does ZOOM Pharmacy Work?

How does ZOOM Pharmacy work - it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! One ... Get your prescription sent to ZOOM Pharmacy by your medical centre (or you can upload it or FreePost it yourself). Two ... Once ZOOM receives your prescription, we will contact you to confirm your order, and to…

June 2021 25
What is the Best Personal Medical Alarm?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on What is the Best Personal Medical Alarm?

Personal medical alarms have two parts - a base unit connected to the network – and a pendant that can be worn as a wrist band or necklace. What medical alarm suits you best, depends on your lifestyle, and who pays. How does a medical alarm work? To activate the…

June 2021 23
Diabetes Medicines List: Names & Prices NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Diabetes Medicines List: Names & Prices NZ

This handy list provides you with the names and prices of the diabetes medicines currently available in New Zealand. The list shows you the class, active ingredient, brand name and whether the medicine is subsidised/funded by the New Zealand government. If the medicine is not funded, we list the great…

June 2021 09
Walk to Improve Your Health
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Walk to Improve Your Health

Walking is cheap, simple to do, and will improve your health. "If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk." Hippocrates How can walking improve my health? A regular walk, briskly if you can, will help:…

June 2021 08
Common Medical Terms in NZ – Brain Teaser!
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Common Medical Terms in NZ – Brain Teaser!

Every industry has it’s own set of words, unique to its area of expertise, so here is a list of just a few of the more common medical terms used in NZ. Health is one of the few areas that everyone is connected to - and happens to be filled…

May 2021 31
Most Common Blood Test in NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Most Common Blood Test in NZ

A Full Blood Count (FBC), otherwise known as the Complete Blood Count (CBC), is the most common blood test requested in New Zealand. This test provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in your blood. It is used to check your general health and to help diagnose…

May 2021 26
Are You Taking the Right Amount of Water With Your Medicine?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Are You Taking the Right Amount of Water With Your Medicine?

Taking water with your medicine helps move it along to your stomach and intestine, where it can be absorbed. If you don’t swallow enough water, your medicine may not be able to do its job properly, or may even cause side effects. What is the right amount? The right amount…

May 2021 20
The COVID-19 Vaccine in NZ: FAQs – Your Questions Answered About the Pfizer Vaccine
Posted By : Jim Chuang
Comments Off on The COVID-19 Vaccine in NZ: FAQs – Your Questions Answered About the Pfizer Vaccine

As the NZ government has now begun rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination plan with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, ZOOM Pharmacy’s Lead Pharmacist, Din Redzepagic gives you the facts about the vaccine and answers common questions. [Last updated: 21 June 2021] (more…)

May 2021 19
Best Scone Recipe
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Scone Recipe

Who's bakes the best scones you know? Maybe it's you! In our office at ZOOM Pharmacy it's Jenny, and one of her go to recipes is the Lemonade Scone recipe from Chelsea Sugar NZ. Beautifully light scones For amateur bakers, this is a fantastic recipe for you; it is perhaps…

May 2021 14
How To Overcome Osteoarthritis? Expert Explains Symptoms And Treatment
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on How To Overcome Osteoarthritis? Expert Explains Symptoms And Treatment

Do you suffer from joint pain? Perhaps you have pain in your knee, hip or hands? Joint pain is a typical symptom of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of many different types of arthritis, but the one that is most common. In this article, ZOOM Lead Pharmacist Din Redzepagic explains the…

May 2021 01
Vaccine Tourism Could Be Unintended Consequence of Trans-Tasman Bubble
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Vaccine Tourism Could Be Unintended Consequence of Trans-Tasman Bubble

The opening of the trans-Tasman bubble between New Zealand and Australia may spark a wave of vaccine tourism according to a health care industry expert. David Taylor, CEO of Zoom Health, says variances in the availability, supply and distribution of COVID vaccines are creating the perfect climate for opportunistic travel…

April 2021 27
Gout – Symptoms & Treatment
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Gout – Symptoms & Treatment

Gout is a disease that has been littered with false information including; what causes it, how best to treat, and with what medication. There’s been an effective and inexpensive drug treatment for decades - so why are the lives of so many Māori and Pasifika hampered by gout? What causes…

April 2021 20
Flu Vaccination in Your Workplace with ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Flu Vaccination in Your Workplace with ZOOM Pharmacy

Bring flu vaccinations to your workplace. Add value to your Auckland based workplace health and safety by teaming up with ZOOM Pharmacy. Reduce the impact of flu The impact of influenza in the workplace can be very costly for employees, their family, our communities, and your business. Encouraging employees to…

April 2021 09
Managing High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Managing High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Over a quarter of adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and this figure is rising. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease - the leading cause of death in New Zealand. High blood pressure also increases the risk of kidney disease, blindness and triples the risk of stroke. What causes high blood pressure?…

March 2021 17
Heart Medicine List: What’s Available in NZ
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Heart Medicine List: What’s Available in NZ

ZOOM Pharmacy delivers heart medicine ordered by customers, to thousands of people in Aotearoa New Zealand. You, or one of your whānau, may be like these customers who are prescribed vital prescription heart medicines to: treat or manage a heart conditioncontrol your blood pressureaid recovery after a heart attackmanage the…

March 2021 04
Home Based Exercises
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Home Based Exercises

As new COVID-19 cases continue to pop up from time to time, many of us are being asked to stay at home. This can however pose a real challenge for remaining physically active. Protect your health at home Low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on your health,…

March 2021 02
ZOOM Pharmacy – Save Time For What’s Important!
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ZOOM Pharmacy – Save Time For What’s Important!

From February, your pharmacy may start charging you $5 again for each prescription medicine. These charges can really add up, particularly if you take several medicines. Notwithstanding the time and hassle spent having to go into pharmacy to pick them up. Get free prescriptions and free delivery! With ZOOM Pharmacy,…

February 2021 15
Diabetes Medicine Update
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Diabetes Medicine Update

Jardiance and Jardiamet medicines now funded for high risk type 2 diabetes patients As of 1st February this year, empagliflozin – a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes - is fully funded for people who meet the funding criteria. This makes a potentially life-saving medicine accessible to more New…

February 2021 10
ZOOM Pharmacy – Save Money for What’s Important!
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ZOOM Pharmacy – Save Money for What’s Important!

From February, your pharmacy may start charging you $5 again for each prescription medicine. These charges can really add up, particularly if you take several medicines. Get free prescriptions and free delivery! With ZOOM Pharmacy, when you’re on four prescription medicines or more, you get free prescriptions, packing, and delivery…

February 2021 06
Why you should buy Online Medicine from a New Zealand Online Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Why you should buy Online Medicine from a New Zealand Online Pharmacy

Did you know that according to Interpol at least “11% of medical products sold online are counterfeit and all regions of the world are affected”? This presents a major safety risk to those New Zealanders who buy medicines online from unregulated overseas websites. In New Zealand, all prescription and other…

January 2021 31
Diabetes Medications: Common Side Effects
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Diabetes Medications: Common Side Effects

If have been recently prescribed a type 2 diabetes medicine by your doctor, or if you already get prescription diabetes medicine online from ZOOM Pharmacy or other online pharmacies – you may be wondering about common side effects. Like all medicines, type 2 diabetes medications can have unwanted side-effects. Some…

January 2021 11
Forgotten to Take Your Prescription Medicine?
Posted By : Jim Chuang
Comments Off on Forgotten to Take Your Prescription Medicine?

It is vitally important in keeping New Zealanders healthy that when doctors prescribe medication it is taken correctly. But sometimes life gets in the way and you may forget to take a dose. In fact, most of us have forgotten to take our medication at some point. What to do…

December 2020 23
Health Inequities Addressed by ZOOM
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Health Inequities Addressed by ZOOM

ZOOM Pharmacy is pleased to announce its recent engagement with the Ministry of Health to address health inequities.   ZOOM is involved in a partnership with Counties Manukau DHB, also supported by the Ministry of Health, in a community driven initiative to study the impact that ZOOM Pharmacy and related…

December 2020 16
ZOOM Partners with VisionWest Community Trust
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ZOOM Partners with VisionWest Community Trust

ZOOM has partnered with VisionWest Community Trust to undertake an opt-in trial, to identify the specific medicines adherence needs of the VisionWest community.   Once completed the aim is to provide a programme for the best use of medicines by providing pharmacist-led medicines support, making medicines more accessible, more affordable…

December 2020 07
Best Tiramisu Recipe For Christmas
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Tiramisu Recipe For Christmas

A great dessert for Christmas Tiramisu is my go to dessert for Christmas. This Tiramisu recipe is extremely forgiving and fool proof. It is also great because it can be made ahead, the day before even, and requires no oven space. Baileys certainly isn’t an authentic liqueur to use in this…

November 2020 21
Best Ginger Cake Recipe for Christmas
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Best Ginger Cake Recipe for Christmas

This understated best ginger cake recipe has to be one of my favourites for Christmas. Ginger, spice and all things nice Few things are more festive than ginger, spice and nutmeg. The fresh ginger packs a punch in flavour and keeps the cake wonderfully moist. For amateur bakers, this is…

November 2020 09
Taking Four or More Medicines?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Taking Four or More Medicines?

Taking four meds or more? Maybe you are currently using a blister pack, but finding it difficult to open – or expensive to pay for? Get FREE prescriptions, FREE sachet packing and FREE delivery to your door, when you use our Sachet Pack Service. Sachet packs make it so easy…

October 2020 23
Allergy & Hay Fever
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Allergy & Hay Fever

Hay fever is a common name for allergic rhinitis where people get allergic reactions of the eyes, nose, and throat. Allergic rhinitis splits into 2 types: perennial and seasonal. Perennial allergic rhinitis occurs the whole year round. This is typically caused by allergens such as house dust mites, animal dander…

September 2020 29
Constipation – It’s a Common Problem
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Constipation – It’s a Common Problem

Constipation is when your bowel motions are hard. This can make them difficult to pass. Constipation is a common problem. Signs and symptoms Bloating and stomach crampsStraining to pass bowel motionsHard and difficult to pass bowel motionsSmall, hard bowel motionsReduced frequency of bowel motionsPainful bowel motionsHaemorrhoids Causes of constipation Insufficient…

September 2020 20
Online Virtual Doctor + ZOOM Pharmacy
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Online Virtual Doctor + ZOOM Pharmacy

Online virtual doctors (eg MedOnline, Bettr, The Waiting Room) connect you with a qualified doctor. Without the need to visit them in person. How does it work? An online consultation can be done from wherever you are. Virtual consultations are done by either video link, or even by phone. What…

September 2020 11
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Good Night, Sleep Tight

There are many things happening in the world right now which have impacted our normal routines. Now, more than ever it is crucial that you take care of yourself and the best way to start is by getting a good night’s sleep. Why Sleep Matters Sleep plays a vital role…

August 2020 29
Face Mask Compulsory on Public Transport
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Face Mask Compulsory on Public Transport

A face mask or covering will be compulsory on public transport in Auckland and on all domestic flights from Thursday 18 November 2020. Wearing a face mask or covering helps keep you and others safe and helps stop the spread of COVID-19. A face mask or covering helps stop droplets…

August 2020 19
Use your Patient Portal to Send ZOOM your Prescription
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Use your Patient Portal to Send ZOOM your Prescription

You can do this in your ManageMyHealth, Health365 or ConnectMed patient portal. Selecting ‘ZOOM Pharmacy’ in your patient portal instructs your medical centre to send your new prescription directly to ZOOM. How do I select ZOOM Pharmacy in my patient portal? Once you have selected your new prescription meds, the…

August 2020 10
Supporting Kiwi Business
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Supporting Kiwi Business

If you are a customer of ZOOM Pharmacy, thank you for supporting a Kiwi business and choosing ZOOM as your pharmacy. We are a proudly Kiwi owned and operated company, and really appreciate your support! Congratulations to our latest Prezzy Card winners Congratulations to ZOOM’s latest Prezzy Card winners from…

July 2020 19
Pharmac Lifts Monthly Dispensing Restrictions
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Pharmac Lifts Monthly Dispensing Restrictions

Pharmac has eased its restrictions on the amount of medicine that can be dispensed at once. Since the beginning of the year, some people have been restricted to a month's medicine supply at a time. This was due to Pharmac concerns around global medicines supply during Covid-19. From 1st August…

July 2020 10
Make your own Face Mask
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Make your own Face Mask

When social distancing isn’t an option, wearing a face mask or covering can limit the spread of infection. CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta demonstrates in the following video how to make, wear and clean a face mask from materials you are bound to have at home.

July 2020 06
ZOOM Pharmacy says ‘Thank you!’
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on ZOOM Pharmacy says ‘Thank you!’

A huge “THANK YOU!” to all our wonderful ZOOM Pharmacy customers who continued to show remarkable resilience, patience, and often marvellous good humour, during lockdown. It was an extraordinary and challenging time for all of us, but we got there in the end. Thank you for your support, it was…

June 2020 24
Don’t Delay Seeing the Doctor
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Don’t Delay Seeing the Doctor

The prospect of visiting and seeing the doctor can inspire negative thoughts in some. Many of us are guilty of conjuring up numerous reasons to delay a visit! Aim to prevent making this mistake by inspiring a change in how you deal with your health. Or maybe a loved one…

June 2020 11
Urinary Incontinence
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be an immense source of stress and embarrassment for its sufferers. It can be nerve-wracking to not know when incontinence may strike; for some, the process of simply walking a few steps can be troubling. Developing greater understanding about urinary incontinence will help those who have it…

June 2020 03
Not All Fat is Bad Fat
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Not All Fat is Bad Fat

It is time that we toss out the old idea of all fats being bad, but rather know what fats are good for us and what other delicious fats we should eat in moderation. Good fat versus bad fat Fats can be divided into two groups. Saturated and artificial trans…

May 2020 28
Vitamin D & Sunshine
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Vitamin D & Sunshine

Many of us are only now fully emerging from our homes after level four then three. It is likely that over the last few months we have not been getting as much of that autumn sunshine as we are used to. Why Vitamin D matters You may be feeling lethargic,…

May 2020 24
Become a Diabetes Foodie
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Become a Diabetes Foodie

If you have diabetes, your diet and the food you eat shouldn't feel like a life sentence. Diabetes type two is the most common type of diabetics in New Zealand. Though it has traditionally been late onset - with child obesity rates increasing, this trend is changing. To read more…

May 2020 13
Living with Alzheimer’s
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Living with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is New Zealand's most common form of dementia. There is no cure, and no proven ways to prevent its onset. Treatment for Alzheimer's focuses on “support and managing symptoms to maximize a person's ability to function and maintain independence for as long as possible.” Supporting your loved one and…

April 2020 29
Menopause Age, Symptoms & Treatment
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Menopause Age, Symptoms & Treatment

Menopause describes the point where a women’s menstrual cycles cease. Both the number of eggs produced by the ovaries, and female hormones oestrogen and progesterone reduce.  Diagnoses comes after 12 months without a menstrual period. It occurs usually between the ages of 45 and 55, but can occur before 40…

April 2020 23
Sensing and Shaping the Post-COVID Era
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Sensing and Shaping the Post-COVID Era

This article from the BCG Henderson Institute provides a fresh perspective on COVID-19. It is worth a read to further understand the historical implication of COVID-19 beyond the medical sphere. Its writers’ assess how containment policies have changed the ways in which we function and consume, and how companies are…

April 2020 21
Supporting People with Diabetes
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Supporting People with Diabetes

The Ministry of Health has indicated diabetes, of which 240,000 kiwis have been diagnosed, as the fastest growing health issue in this country. Knowing about this chronic disease is critical. Because of the large numbers, its reach is widespread. We all will likely be connected in some way with an…

April 2020 10
An Updated Reflection on COVID-19 Lockdown
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on An Updated Reflection on COVID-19 Lockdown

As we now venture into the second half of the national lockdown, things are looking up. More testing is being conducted, and fewer are found infected. New Zealand, as cited in the Washington Post, has been speculated to be one of - if not the only, western country that could…

March 2020 09
Osteoporosis Facts & Treatment
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Osteoporosis Facts & Treatment

Bones are the framework of our bodies, allowing us to stand, move and hold objects.  Our bones grow until our early twenties, and have a smooth outer surface with a weight reducing internal structure. Bones often have a hollow interior, and are filled with bone marrow. Bone health starts early Good bone health starts in childhood with a diet containing plenty…

February 2020 07
Sachet Pack Service Medicine Delivery
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Sachet Pack Service Medicine Delivery

As we get older, it’s increasingly common to have to take different medicines, at different times throughout the day. But, taking more than a couple of prescription medicines can be challenging to manage. A medicine delivery service would make life so much easier! Does organising all your meds and repeats…

December 2019 19
Sunlight & Sunscreen Myths
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Sunlight & Sunscreen Myths

Sunlight in the correct amount is essential, as it is our main source of vitamin D. Not only does sunlight play a role in improving mood, it protects us from bacteria, and improves quality of sleep. Just 5 minutes of summer sun exposure to the hands and face is all that is required to maintain…

November 2019 28
Christmas Shortbread Biscuits
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Christmas Shortbread Biscuits

OK, they may not be a health food, but it's Christmas! Serve on Christmas Day with strawberries, creme patissiere (custard cream) and whipped cream as a dessert, or simply have with a cup of tea. Perfect! Recipe by Alice Taylor @aliceoliviaeats Ingredients 2 cups flour¾ cup icing sugar2 Tbsp cornflourpinch…

November 2019 14
Online Pharmacy Duromine Medicines Direct from ZOOM
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Online Pharmacy Duromine Medicines Direct from ZOOM

ZOOM Pharmacy medicines delivery service. ZOOM provides an online pharmacy where you can get your prescription weight loss eg Duromine medicines direct. New Zealand is facing an epidemic of obesity, with 1 in 3 NZ adults (>15 years and over) obese. Doctors are often asked, can prescription medicine like Duromine (phentermine)…

November 2019 07
Travel Medicine & Health
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Travel Medicine & Health

Did you know that when travelling overseas, you have a 50% chance of suffering from a travel-related illness. Here are some tips that you can take to lower your chances of becoming unwell on your next trip and how to pack your travel medicine! Check in with your GP first It’s…

October 2019 23
Why take your medicine if you feel fine?
Posted By : Sue
Comments Off on Why take your medicine if you feel fine?

Taking your prescription medicine regularly and as prescribed by your doctor at the right dose, the right time and the right frequency is known as medication adherence. So why bother getting prescriptions and taking your prescription medicine, if you feel perfectly healthy? The answer is clear. If you get your…