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March 25, 2019

Epilepsy Awareness Day

Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy. On March 26th each year, people from around the globe are asked to come together and wear purple and spread the work about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a common brain disorder which takes the form of recurring seizures. It can develop at any age, regardless of gender or ethnicity. An estimated 65 million worldwide currently live with epilepsy – in Australia alone approximately 250,000 people live with epilepsy and one in 25 people will have epilepsy at some point in their life. Epilepsy is more common than MS, Parkinson’s […]
January 9, 2019

New for 2019! Panaceum Medical – Extended Hours Clinic

We have extended our opening hours to help fit your healthcare into your busy schedule! Have you been putting off your health because it is too hard to get into see your healthcare professional during the day? Do the kids need to see a nurse or GP after school? Panaceum Medical (233 Lester Avenue, Geraldton) is extending opening times to 6.45pm every Tuesday and Thursday for: Doctors’ appointments Nurse treatment room appointments Chronic disease care plans New Hours Monday           8.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday         8.00am – 6.45pm Wednesday     8.00am – 5.00pm Thursday        8.00am – 6.45pm Friday              8.00am […]
January 4, 2019

BE SUN SMART

Prevent Skin Cancer – BE SUN SMART It’s the time of the year that we all enjoy being outside. Whether it be swimming, playing sport, riding a bike, gardening, having a BBQ, a picnic, walking to the shop, or even that mundane job of hanging out the washing, where our skin suffers from the harsh UV (ultra violet) rays. These daily activities are the ones where we are more prone to get UV damage and sunburn without thinking about sun protection. This “incidental” UV damage does contribute to our risk of skin cancer. So it’s time for a reminder to […]
December 7, 2018

Important My Health Record and Privacy Update

Dear Patients, The My Health Record “Opt out” has been extended to the 31st January 2019. To find out more on how to opt out, and for more information on the My Health Record please follow the following link https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au The Panaceum Group will be ready to interact with My Health Record from mid December 2018. Our patients will have the option to be able to load their key health information to their My Health Record with participating health practitioners. Due to this update we have reviewed our practice privacy policy to recognise My Health Record, and how as a […]
October 9, 2018
A graphic about mental health week.

Mental Health Week

October 10 marks ‘World Mental Health Day.’ This is a day to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and raise awareness. 1 in 5 people in Australia suffer from a mental health problem and more than ever it is seen as a weakness in life. What people don’t realise is that mental health problems like depression, anxiety, Bipolar disease and schizophrenia can affect anyone at any time. It crosses all domains in life, affecting men and women equally. It has no respect for race or position in society. And these conditions don’t discriminate. Whether you are a Postman, Boilermaker, […]
October 4, 2018

Alcohol, Fake News, and Alternative Facts

Alcohol, Fake News, and Alternative Facts In this day and age it’s sometimes hard to get the facts about anything, let alone your health. You can read something that tells you it’s safe to do this or eat that, and another article will say the exact opposite. (I still don’t know whether butter is good for me – though that hasn’t stopped me putting it on my toast!) When it comes to how much alcohol we drink the advice is equally confusing. One reliable source of information is the World Health Organisation’s AUDIT scale. This is a simple questionnaire that […]