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World Breastfeeding Week 2018

It has been well established and thoroughly reported that breastfeeding is a key contributor to infant health, as well as providing numerous health benefits for nursing mothers. What is often not talked about are the times, despite mothers wishes and efforts, where breastfeeding doesn’t work out as planned. Mothers who

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Dr Google

Fortunately, most of the right answers to your perplexing medical questions can be found on Google. Unfortunately, most of the wrong answers are easily found on Dr Google as well! Don’t believe everything you read. Don’t freak yourself out by jumping online and attempting to self-diagnose and do not, whatever you

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Could AI replace your doctor?

The diagnostic process of a General Practitioner may one day be taken over by algorithm-based AI that can diagnose and recommend patient-specific treatment. How do we feel about this? We welcome a future with technology. If it weren’t for technology we wouldn’t have MRIs, vaccinations and keyhole surgery. Even the oldest tool

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Men’s Health Week 2018

Guys, it’s healthy to talk. We know that men visit the doctor less than women, despite the fact that they have more health risks. Some men might not look after themselves as well as they could. Things that could go wrong in a man’s health include: Infertility – this is

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is more common than you think. It affects up to 1 in 10 young women but as many as 70% of women may remain undiagnosed. PCOS results from a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors. Genetic factors we can’t control but lifestyle factors we can and

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PrEP for HIV prevention is here!

PrEP (the daily tablet for prevention of HIV) is now available to be prescribed by your GP and can be purchased from pharmacies across Australia for less than $40 per month. Previously PrEP, a single daily tablet, was only available by enrolling in the state-based trials such as the Victorian

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The right time for flu vaccination?

There’s been a lot of controversy over the right time to get the flu vaccination this year, and it’s hard to make sense of it all! Those in support of early vaccination are recommending it to avoid getting the flu in the early part of the season, especially given the

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We’re open!

It’s been a long journey, but were finally open and taking new patients! We can’t believe the response from local colleagues and patients alike and are excited to meet more of the Port Melbourne community. Come on down and say hi to our team! As the first person you’ll see

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