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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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Speech Pathology Week 2018

A Speech Pathologist is a health professional with expertise in the assessment and management of communication, feeding and swallowing difficulties and disorders. Common perceptions of the works of a Speech Pathologist include correcting speech difficulties in children and working with people who stutter – and while Speech Pathologists do work

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Flu vaccinations back in stock!

It’s not too late to protect yourself and your family for the remainder of the flu season! Get in quick as limited stock have been made available from the supplier!

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AIDS2018 HIV Conference

Dr Tom has just returned from the International AIDS Society AIDS2018 conference in Amsterdam. Over 15,000 people attended this busy, intense and inspiring conference, where he represented the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) and was responsible for reporting back on some of the key

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