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 [...]
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 [...]
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 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their [...]
Here’s why you should see us before you travel! 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 [...]
Child Psychologist - Dr Catherine Matthews Bluff Road Medical Centre will be welcoming Dr Catherine Matthews from July 2017. Catherine is a registered clinical psychologist with over 13 years’ experience. She will be consulting fortnightly on a Tuesday. For more information click here.