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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 […]
June 11, 2015

Men’s Health Week! 15 – 21 June 2015

Men’s Health Week 15th-21st JUNE 2015  Men’s Health Week is here to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. ‘MOMENTS IN TIME’ Every individual, family and community can find health-giving opportunities despite the many and varied challenges, barriers and obstacles to better health that life puts in the way. Australia’s attention is on the health and wellness of our men and boys this week. During Men’s Health Week let’s make it a moment that makes a positive difference! Reach out to Aussie men and boys in engaging and […]
May 5, 2015

“Get your Flu Shot – 2015”

Get your Flu Shot By Panaceum Group on May 5, 2015 in Geraldton, Health, Panaceum         Influenza – The ideal time for vaccination is NOW. It is that time of year again and Influenza vaccinations are available at the Panaceum. Consult with your GP or book into one of our weekly nurse-led influenza clinics. Each year the flu vaccine changes to provide coverage to the most dominant strains at the time. The elderly, those with chronic conditions, the young and pregnant women are more likely to develop complications as a result of having the influenza virus and therefore […]
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 […]
February 27, 2015
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Bulk Billed Skin Cancer Checks for March at UMP!

The population of Geraldton is so lucky to have weather that allows almost all-year-round outdoor activities on water and land. With plenty of picturesque places to visit, activities to do and beaches nearby, there is no reason to stay inside! As with many other things in life, we have learned to use protective measures to keep risks at bay so that our fun is not spoiled by a rude awakening. Let’s be honest, who wants to enjoy a nice day at the beach and suffer for days with painful sun-burn and blistering scaly skin? Sun exposure, however, does something else […]
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 […]