June is bowel cancer awareness month, an initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia to raise awareness about the disease. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia, affecting 1 in 13 people. The good news is about 90% of bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated when detected early. In [...]
(For general update about Flu and vaccine information please read our April blog). The RACGP and Australian Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, are currently advising the Government on the timing of the launch of the Federal and State government higher risk group FREE influenza immunisation program. We now expect this program to be rolled [...]
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 vaccination is the best [...]
Multiple Birth Awareness Week (March 11 to 18) 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 [...]
New General Practitioner - Dr Mary Fonti Bluff Road Medical Centre will be welcoming Dr Mary Fonti to our medical team. She will be consulting on Fridays for skin conditions only.
Specialist Cardiologist - Dr Ian Matthews Bluff Road Medical Centre welcomes Ian to our medical team. He will be consulting fortnightly on a Thursday.
New General Practitioner - Dr Krish Dinesh Bluff Road Medical Centre will be welcoming Krish to our medical team. He will be consulting on Monday and Wednesday evening and Saturdays.
February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an important initiative to raise awareness about the disease. According to the Cancer Council, 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 [...]
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 for [...]
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. Here’s why [...]