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February 15, 2017

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian Cancer February is ovarian cancer awareness month to help raise awareness of signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is most common in women over 50. Each year 1550 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and over 1200 women will lose their battle with this disease. 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer before the age of 85. With no early detection tests it is important for women to know and understand the signs, symptoms and risks. Risk Factors Age – being over 50 and through menopause Genetics and Family history – are responsible for 15% of […]
January 19, 2017

REMINDER ERROR

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL PRACTICE REMINDER SENT IN ERROR If you have received an email today 19/01/2017 requesting to make an appointment at University Medical Practice, please disregard this reminder. This is a system error and is being recalled. If your Dr has a reminder for you to book an appointment to review your healthcare, this will be sent after the 24/01/2017.
January 5, 2017

Skin Cancer Prevention

      BEING SUN SMART IS EASY 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. So it’s that time of year for a reminder to us all to SLIP SLOP SLAP SLIDE and SEEK To prevent UV damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer, be sun smart this summer by: SLIP on protective clothing […]
July 28, 2016

Dr Shaun Millns Sizer on his life changing move to WA.

July 11, 2016

Diabetes – Do you know your risk??

Do you know your risk of developing type 2 diabetes or your diabetic foot risk? Your weight, diet, age, exercise and family origins may put you at risk. You can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by adopting a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy food, exercising and maintaining healthy body weight. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes and life gets pretty tough following a loss of a limb.  Prevention is the answer.  During National Diabetes Awareness Week is the time to check your risk – and know how to reduce your risk – of type 2 diabetes […]
April 26, 2016

Travel Vaccinations

Travel Clinic Are you planning to travel to a foreign country? Do your thoughts turn to spectacular scenery, exotic foods and the opportunity to experience another culture? Are there worries about diseases, insects and water safety? Travellers overseas have up to a 50% change of suffering a travel related illness. By following some preventative behaviours and having appropriate vaccinations as well as taking some medications in case of illness most travellers can avoid travel… related health problems. Asia, Africa, South America and other developing countries have specific risks. If you plan to stay abroad for more than 1 month, spending […]