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INFLUENZA (FLU) SEASON HAS ARRIVED! 2019

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 [...]

March 29th, 2019|Clinic News|

WOMEN’S HEALTH

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 [...]

March 8th, 2019|Clinic News|

MEASLES ALERT

**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 [...]

February 15th, 2019|Clinic News|

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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 [...]

February 12th, 2019|Clinic News|

More About Skin Cancer…

Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma melanoma– the most dangerous form of skin cancer! Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known as non-melanoma skin cancer. FACTS! Approximately, [...]

January 9th, 2019|Clinic News|

BE SUNSMART

BE SUNSMART The new year is usually the time we start new habits. Why not make yours an effort to Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide & Skin Check this summer? Good sun protection slows the signs of ageing and most importantly, prevents skin cancer. There is no such thing as a safe tan – whether from [...]

January 4th, 2019|Clinic News|

SKIN CANCER CHECKS

WHAT IS SKIN CANCER? Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma melanoma– the most dangerous form of skin cancer Both basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are known [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Clinic News|

Look After Your Liver!

As New Years Eve fast approaches, this is your reminder to LOOK AFTER YOUR LIVER! The liver is an organ you cannot live without therefore maintaining liver health is an important health issue for all Australians.   THE LIVER! The liver is situated on the upper right side of the abdomen, just below the diaphragm. It [...]

December 28th, 2018|Clinic News|

Survive the Heat! DEC 2018

Heat kills more Australians than any other natural disaster. Be prepared this summer. See your doctor if you are unwell. In an emergency, call 000. Heat stroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases. Heatstroke occurs when the core body temperature rises above 40.5 °C and the body’s internal systems start to shut down. A [...]

December 27th, 2018|Clinic News|

MYCLINIC TIPS TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS

The holiday season can bring mixed emotions for many. For some, it’s their favourite time of year. For others, it brings feelings of sadness and loss. Seeing old friends and family members may be exciting or may bring up memories of disappointments. 
Feeling depressed or anxious is not unusual during the holiday season. Upcoming dinners, parties, and other family [...]

December 11th, 2018|Clinic News|