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Protect your family against the flu

Book your Flu Shot The flu season is fast-approaching, which is why it’s so important to book in for your flu shot today. In this article, we explain some of the recent changes surrounding the influenza vaccine, following last year’s devastating flu season. In 2017, there were 1100 flu-related deaths in Australia. Having a yearly [...]

Multiple Birth Awareness Week

Multiple Birth Awareness Week As a parent, there can be many challenges associated with carrying, delivering and raising two or more children at once. To share some insight, we spoke to Australian Multiple Birth Awareness (AMBA) chairperson and mother to identical twin girls, Ashlee Tenberge. Ms Tenberge shares tips for parents and explains why accessing [...]

It’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Month February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an important initiative to raise awareness about the disease. Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer-related death affecting Australian women. The disease is referred to as the “silent killer”, because often there are no symptoms until the cancer has progressed to an [...]

Tips for managing seasickness

Seasickness Seasickness can ruin sea voyages for sufferers. Although anyone can get seasickness in severe conditions, some 20-30% of the population are more prone, especially migraine sufferers, women and children. Situations that increase susceptibility include changes in boat motion, on-board reading, heavy weather, passenger fatigue and even extreme smells. In this article, we share some tips [...]

Why you should book a skin cancer check-up today

Skin Cancer About 30 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer every day and two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they’re 70. What’s more, Australia has one of the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and it’s continuing to rise. Early detection is vital to a better prognosis. [...]

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Did you know from November 13 to 19, it’s Antibiotic Awareness Week? This annual event aims to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance – a global public health issue – and to encourage all of us to take steps to ensure antibiotics continue to do their job. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria [...]

It’s Breast Cancer awareness month

Breast Cancer Awareness With October being breast cancer awareness month, it’s the perfect reminder to be vigilant about regularly checking your breasts. According to Cancer Australia, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer. The National Breast Cancer Foundation reports 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with breast [...]

Get the Right Travel Medicine before travelling

Travel Medicine Clinic When travelling overseas, it’s important to take precautions to protect your health. Whether you are planning an adventure holiday of epic proportions in Nepal or Namibia, or taking a laidback family vacation in Thailand, we can help. Here’s why you should see our friendly travel doctors before you depart. 1) Everything under [...]