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May 7, 2014

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May 6, 2014

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April 30, 2014

PAP smears .. why do we have them? by Dr Kate Poland .

May is Pap Test Awareness Month and here at Geraldton Medical Group and University Medical Practice,  we are proud to be offering bulk-billing Pap Test Clinics  for women. In view of this I thought it would be a great opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of the Pap test. The Pap test is a simple test to check for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. A doctor takes a sample of cells from the cervix and puts them onto a glass slide. The slide is examined at the laboratory and the results are […]
April 3, 2014

“Get your Flu Shot “

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 – 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 chronic conditions, the young […]
March 21, 2014

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness, a Personal Plea!

Purple Day for epilepsy is something relatively new for me. After being diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010, it is only now in 2014 that I am aware of Purple Day. Purple day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about Epilepsy. On march 26th of each year people around the world are asked to spread the word about epilepsy. So join me in wearing purple and spreading the word! Unfortunately in todays society, although advanced in technology…is still not a world advanced enough to remove the stigma associated with epilepsy. Most people are uneducated and unaware of what it […]
March 13, 2014

Panaceum Group, Proud Supporters of the Sun City Cinema !

The team from the Panaceum Group have a really hard time trying to work out which organisations we would like to sponsor and support each year, there are so many excellent community events and needs in Geraldton!  The Sun City Cinema is one such organisation, it is a great community event for all the family and we are really proud to be sponsors of this event. After all good health starts with a bit of fun, fresh air and relaxation, and this is just what this outdoor cinema provides ! Exciting News: The Panaceum Group Sun City Cinema will be running a 3 day film and music festival over the ANZAC […]