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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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