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June 3, 2014

Beating Depression, Beyond Blue In Geraldton

Big blue bus visits Geraldton   At any given time, over two million Australians have anxiety and more than one million live with depression – these are very common conditions. Unfortunately, more than half of those experiencing a mental health condition don’t seek help. A high proportion of people who take their lives have untreated depression. In Australia in 2012, 2535 people died by suicide. This is far too many. beyondblue recently set off in a big blue bus on an 18-month journey around Australia to encourage and support people everywhere to ‘Take 1 step’ towards having better mental health. […]
May 9, 2014

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May 8, 2014

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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 […]