Q&A with our GP Lactation Consultant

Lactation At Bluff Road Medical Centre, we are lucky enough to have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and General Practitioner on hand. Dr Anita Bearzatto consults with families experiencing lactation (breastfeeding) problems and other issues related to maternal and child health. In this article, we learn a little more about Dr Anita, the services [...]

5 tips for healthy living

Healthy Living There’s no better time to re-evaluate your health and wellbeing than now. Here are our top 5 tips for healthy living. Remember, if you need help making any lifestyle changes, we can assist. Tip #1: Increase your physical activity There are so many positives associated with increasing your activity levels. These include reducing [...]

Children’s Talking Matters: News on Speech therapy

Children's Speech Therapy For many parents, hearing their child’s first words can be a delight. Children typically begin to say their first words around their first birthday, but the precursors to that begin much earlier as children babble and imitate the sounds and words they hear. For some parents the absence of first words, or [...]

It’s National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week National Diabetes Week usually runs for 1 week in July. For the past 3 years, the theme is, ‘It’s About Time’. The focus is on raising awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition whereby the body can’t [...]

It’s Bowel Cancer awareness month

Bowel Cancer Awareness 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 [...]

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. [...]