5 Ways To Stay Healthy Through Winter

Winter is a time to prioritise our health and wellbeing, with colds and influenza being more common. Here are some tips to look after your health and well-being during the cooler months. Exercise With the mercury dropping, it’s not unusual to experience a lull in motivation when it comes to exercise. However, it’s important to [...]

10 tips for teens – how to manage stress whilst studying during COVID-19

The pandemic has changed the way we live and interact. For teens, it’s impacted everything from schooling to socialising with friends. If you’ve felt stressed, know that you are not alone – there’s support available. To help you cope with stress during these challenging times, here are our top 10 tips. Accept and tolerate uncertainty [...]

Staying on top of your mental health: F.A.C.E C.O.V.I.D

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our lives.  It’s natural to experience feelings of worry, stress, anxiety and low mood during this time.  Whilst these emotions are normal responses to a very difficult situation, they may cause us to feel drained, unable to sleep, and interfere with important aspects of our daily [...]

UPDATE: COVID-19 health measures

UPDATE: COVID-19 health measures COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact worldwide. It’s time to unite as we try to slow the spread of the virus The situation in Victoria is rapidly changing, so we suggest checking one of these official channels regularly to remain up to date: the Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus section [...]

Meet our new GP, Dr Ebony Dunne

Meet our new GP, Ebony Dunne At Bluff Road Medical Centre, we’re proud to offer a GP Registrar Program. Through this program, qualified medical doctors undertaking advanced training to specialise in General Practice consult at the clinic. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners requires aspiring General Practitioners to attend placements at up to four [...]

Novel coronavirus: What you need to know

The novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been widely publicised in the news recently, with many concerned about its arrival in Australia. Here’s what you need to know about the virus. What is coronavirus? Coronavirus is a family of viruses which cause a variety of illnesses. These can range from something akin to a common cold, [...]

Ideas to help your baby talk

Watching your baby learn how to communicate is one of the most rewarding experiences of being a new parent. In this article, we share some suggestions for parents wanting to help develop their little one’s communication skills, based on recommendations by Speech Pathology Australia. Read on to discover the indictors of when to seek help. [...]

Top tips for a healthy diet

Healthy diet Food is how we celebrate and show love. It’s often part of our culture and there’s rarely a social occasion where food isn’t involved. However, throughout the festive season, it’s easy to overdo the calories, thereby putting on unwanted kilos and not feeling our best. In this article, Bluff Road Medical Centre dietitian [...]

Adolescent mental health

Shining a light on adolescent mental health Adolescence can be a challenging time, particularly for those faced with mental health concerns. According to Beyond Blue, evidence suggests half of all mental health conditions emerge by the age of 14, and three-quarters by the age of 24. In this article, Bluff Road Medical Centre Clinical Psychologist [...]

Are you up-to-date with your measles vaccinations?

Measles vaccinations Given the recent cases of measles in Victoria, it’s a timely reminder to check your vaccination records to make sure you’re up-to-date. In this article, we explain why you may need a measles booster shot. What is measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can survive in the environment for up [...]