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Good Sleep = Good Health

Sleep Awareness Week 2019 Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform our daily tasks. Getting enough sleep each day is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing and to reduce your risk for ill-health.

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National Diabetes Week 14-20 July

This National Diabetes Week ‘it’s about time’ we all took the time. That means it’s about time we took the time to learn the 4Ts, the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes. It also means it’s about time we took the time to get checked for type 2 diabetes.

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PTSD Awareness

PTSD Awareness Day – June 2019 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic

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National Burns Awareness

June is National Burns Awareness Month As we shiver through one of Melbournes coldest days many of us reached for the hot water bottles, bumped up the heating or switched on the fire. It may surprise some of you but there is an increase in Burns in Winter. Open fires,

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3 Reasons to have an ongoing relationship with your GP

Even when you’re not sick, having an ongoing relationship with your GP can make a world of difference. Find out three reasons why in this list. Though you likely don’t think about it very much, the interactions you have with your doctor are part of a relationship. As such, there

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It’s time to OVARY-ACT!

February is Ovarian cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the deadliest women’s cancer. This year in Australia more than 1,600 women will be diagnosed with Ovarian cancer, and more than 1,000 women die from the disease. Its time for all Australians to know ovarian cancer, and to take action

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WELCOME, SUMMER!!!

Summer is FINALLY with us! Enjoy the outdoors, enjoy time with your friends and family and enjoy the sun! Remember to slip, slop, slap, slide and seek to avoid sun damage to your skin and eyes!

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Dr Tom teaches GPs about PrEP

We’re proud of Dr Tom who has been sharing his skills this weekend, teaching GPs about HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). As a representative of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), Dr Tom presented a number of sessions at the General Practice Convention and Exhibition (GPCE) to

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

“Australia has one of the highest antibiotic prescription rates, issuing 30 million annually prescriptions.” When antibiotics were first introduced in the 1940s it revolutionised medicine saving many lives in the process. So how do antibiotics work? Antibiotics work by killing the bacteria, by interfering with the formation of bacteria cell

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Dr Ivana is living the good life!

Dr Ivana is currently on extended leave and will be returning in the new year. The rest of our Drs are here to provide care for Dr Ivana’s patients whilst she is away. The lovely Dr Justin is our obstetric and gynaecology guru, but for those who prefer to see

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Goodbye Dr Nikki!

It’s with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Dr Nikki! She’s been a great asset to the team here at TMG and we wish her well in starting her new life in Sydney! The rest of our Drs are here to provide care for Dr Nikki’s patients. The

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World Restart a Heart Day 2018

How long can the brain go without oxygen? Great Question! If you answered 4-6 minutes, you are CORRECT! The human brain can survive up to 6 minutes after the heart stops. However, push past the 6-minute mark, and your chances of brain damage increase dramatically. During cardiac arrest, a disturbance

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R U OK?

R U OK?

The struggle is real. It’s not just doctors who can be lifesavers. If you are concerned that someone close to you may not be okay, it’s time to ask them. It may be that they are a bit more moody or distracted lately or just not themselves. Chances are they

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STI testing week 2018

Talk. Test. Treat. This week is STI testing week! Come in and see Dr Tom to talk all things sexual health including PrEP and HIV/hepatitis care. It’s time to get your sexual health up to date!  

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Understanding the recent immunisation schedule changes

As of July 1 2018 the National Immunisation Program has changed to include a Meningococcal ACWY shot to be given at 12 months of age. There are also some changes involving the Pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b doses.   What if my child had already turned 12-months by July 1

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