Taking steps to stay mentally healthy is as important as looking after one’s physical health. After all, good mental health allows you to cope with life’s challenges, connect with others and lead a full life. Here are 5 simple tips to look after and improve your mental health, courtesy of our Clinical and Health Psychologist, [...]
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 she [...]
Now that spring has arrived, there’s no better time to re-evaluate your health and wellbeing. Here are our top 5 tips for healthy living this spring. Remember, if you need help making any lifestyle changes, we can assist! Tip #1: Increase your physical activity If you’ve been hibernating during the winter months, it’s time to [...]
We welcome a new GP to Bluff Road Medical - Dr Sara Tarafi. Interests: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Preventative Health and Weight Management, General Skin & Dermatology conditions, Chronic Disease Management. Consults: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from late August.
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 delayed speech brings [...]
Bluff Road Medical Centre is delighted to welcome back Dr. Jim McDonald after a brief retirement. Jim recommences consulting on Wednesday 4th of July, he will specialise in male and female health checks. Initially he will work Wednesday and Thursday mornings. To book an appointment phone 9598 6244.
National Diabetes Week runs from July 8 to 14. This year, 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 maintain healthy levels of glucose (a key [...]
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 [...]