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April 5, 2016

Influenza Vaccinations

  Influenza It is that time of year again where Influenza vaccinations become available at GP practices and flu clinics open! This is no different for the Panaceum Group – with weekly nurse-led influenza clinics running.   Influenza or “the flu” is a highly contagious virus that is spread by droplets – sneezing and coughing or direct contact with these bodily fluids on surfaces. Three types of influenza exist – types A, B and C. Each year the flu vaccine is likely to change to provide coverage to the most dominant strains at the time.   The elderly, those with […]
October 30, 2015

Movember

    During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise awareness for men’s health.  Did you know? Men have the second highest incidence of illness in Australia, after Aboriginal people Each hour, five men die from conditions that are potentially preventable Men live on average six years less than women. More than 48,000 Australian men a year succumb to diseases that may have been prevented by a simple trip to the doctor Men’s conditions are often complicated by the fact that […]
July 14, 2015

National Diabetes Week! Sunday 12th -18th July

National Diabetes Week is a key event across Australia dedicated to raising awareness within the community about the prevalence and impact of diabetes. Did you know….. 1 Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every 50 minutes At least 30% of all hospital beds in WA are taken up by people with diabetes complications More than 124, 000 West Australians are currently living with diabetes and roughly the same number of people are believed to be living with undiagnosed diabetes. It is estimated that nearly 4 out of every 10 public hospital beds in WA are occupied by patients experiencing a complication […]
March 27, 2015

Autism Awareness Week 27th March – 2nd April

  Each year, on the 2nd April we are encouraged to ‘go blue for Autism’ to create awareness about Autism and to raise some much needed funds. Autism is a lifelong disorder that currently affects approximately one in 100 children in Australia. Children with Autism find it difficult to process information which can have a significant impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. Children with Autism often need assistance with understanding language, communicating, interacting with others, play and completing daily tasks. For more information about Autism, please visit www.autism.org.au This year the Panaceum Group will be […]
January 19, 2015

What is a Check Up??

Dr J Keith Figueiredo MBBS (WA), FRACGP FACRRM DA DRANZCOG Good health is one of our greatest assets. We really miss it when we don’t have it. As we grow older, inevitably our bodies will deteriorate, and things do start to go wrong. Like any machine, we need to look after it and maintain it regularly. The following is some general advice, which may vary depending on your individual circumstance. We’ve all heard that prevention is better than cure. That’s so true. We can prevent a lot of chronic problems, by doing such simple things as: Exercising 240 minutes a […]