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Welcome to our mid-year edition, Issue 7 of Thrive. We bring, yet again, another amazing edition with stories that embrace the core pillars of health and wellness. What’s more exciting, is the return of the Olympics to Australia after 32 years. At Thrive, we believe that the sporting spirit is exactly what we need to lift our eyes up a little. Read more to get inspired, educated and fall in love with your health again.
Recently we were watching the news covering the catastrophic eastern coast floods, an interviewee shocked and devastated at his loss, shrugged his shoulders and said “It’s one of those things”. It’s such an Australian expression, but it speaks volumes of generations of resilience. With everything we have recently endured, so much has been lost and
MyClinic are proud sponsors of The Werribee Football Club. Nurse Grace, from MyClinic Tarneit, went along to The Werribee Footy Club to help vaccinate everyone against influenza. Have you had your flu shot yet? Call your MyClinic to book in for your flu shot today. Previous Next
Telehealth has been extended to the end of 2021 Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are different options for accessing health services. This includes telehealth, to help protect patients and health workers and stop the spread of the virus. Any Australian with a Medicare card can now access telehealth services via phone or videoconference.
Influenza 2021 The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. For vulnerable Victorians, like children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes. It is spread by contact with respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Welcome to the 4th issue of Thrive magazine! Health and Wellbeing Information for you and your family. With December upon us and a summer of fun ahead, where we can take the opportunity to de-stress and unwind, you’ll find in this issue of Thrive we have content to help you keep in check what normally
Welcome to Issue 3 of Thrive Magazine! Health and Wellbeing Information for you and your family. Welcome to the third issue of Thrive magazine. Thank you to all of you who gave us such excellent feedback and valued suggestions for the topics and updates you would like to see more of in future issues. It
Welcome to Thrive Magazine! Health and Wellbeing Information for you and your family. Welcome to the second issue of Thrive magazine. We’re delighted by the feedback we’ve had to our launch edition last month; how much you appreciated the diverse, comprehensive health and wellness information designed to help navigate these ultra-challenging COVID-19 days. As well
Welcome to Thrive Magazine! Health and Wellbeing Information for you and your family. Every month Thrive will deliver fresh information to guide and inform you on issues and challenges similar for all of us. Such as keeping our immune systems strong, our fitness and mobility healthy, our minds and emotions calm and focussed, and our friendships
The Australian Government has fast tracked the implementation of electronic prescriptions (ePrescribing). Watch the video below to see how you can prepare. https://vimeo.com/420508998 What is ePrescribing? Paperless prescriptions that are accessible using electronic devices for increased security and to help avoid losing paper scripts. How will electronic prescribing affect me? It will be an
As part of the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19, new temporary telehealth services have been introduced. WHY ARE THE CHANGES BEING MADE? This will take pressure off hospitals and emergency departments. Whole of population telehealth will allow people to access essential health services in their home and will support self-isolation and quarantine policies to reduce
Influenza 2020 The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. For vulnerable Victorians, like children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes. It is spread by contact with respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
THIS INFORMATION IS BROUGHT TO YOU FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES. Last updated: 03.03.2020 If you think you may have coronavirus disease, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 389. This hotline is serviced by Nurse-on-Call. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies. WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)? Coronaviruses are a
SMOKING Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia with smoking estimated to kill almost 19,000 Australians a year and responsible for 9.0% of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2011. It is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions, including; heart
In 2019 there have now been 47 cases of confirmed measles notified in Victoria. Almost all cases are in people who are not fully immunised against measles, who have either travelled overseas or been in contact with travellers from overseas in Victoria. Many cases are people born since 1966 who believed they were fully immunised
What is epidemic thunderstorm asthma? Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, caused by high amounts of grass pollen and a certain type of thunderstorm, it is
HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF INFLUENZA! WHAT IS INFLUENZA (THE FLU)? INFLUENZA is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. INFLUENZA is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. Influenza is caused by infection with INFLUENZA viruses A, B and rarely C. It mainly affects
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8TH MARCH 2019! Take control of your health this Women’s Day. If you have been putting of going to the Doctor recently, here is your sign to make an appointment and get it done. Women are recommended to have a general check-up with their GP every year. The aim of a health check is
**MEASLES OUTBREAK** There has been an additional unrelated case of measles in a returned overseas traveller who may have been infectious whilst in the Point Cook area between Monday 4 February and Friday 8 February. This is in addition to the previously reported confirmed case of measles who has spent time in and around the
Now that January is over, life has calmed down slightly, it’s time to focus on you and healthy lifestyle choices. A lifestyle choice is a personal and conscious decision to perform a behaviour that may increase or decrease the risk of injury or disease. Healthy lifestyle choices in our everyday lives can benefit us both physically and