April 5, 2016

Influenza Vaccinations

  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 Group – 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 […]
March 1, 2016

Purple Day – Take Action for Epilepsy

Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th each year, people from around the globe are asked to come together and wear purple and spread the work about epilepsy.   Purple day was founded in 2008 by a nine year old girl Cassidy Megan. Her own struggles with epilepsy sparked her interest in wanting people to talk about epilepsy and remove some of the stigmas and misunderstandings around this often silent disease/disorder. She also wanted other people experiencing epilepsy to know that they are not alone.   Each year work places, schools and […]
October 30, 2015


    During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise awareness for men’s health.  Did you know? Men have the second highest incidence of illness in Australia, after Aboriginal people Each hour, five men die from conditions that are potentially preventable Men live on average six years less than women. More than 48,000 Australian men a year succumb to diseases that may have been prevented by a simple trip to the doctor Men’s conditions are often complicated by the fact that […]
October 9, 2015

October Gym Newsletter

  Panaceum Rehab Centre Newsletter October 2015   UPCOMING EVENTS Sunday 8 November – Max’s / Maxine’s Challenge Finishes Saturday 28 November – Gym Xmas Party@ 4pm onwards Bring a healthy plate and sensible shoes – invitations to follow   Fitness / Personal Training Updates with Donna Class Movements: Circuit Training Low Impact has been moved from Wednesday morning to Monday morning commencing 5am. The outdoor area is now operational and have we have received great feedback on the space. Come and join one of Donna’s classes or book in for an Outdoor PT session. Any summer loving plants for […]
October 1, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis. Take the time this month to find out what you need to know about BREAST AWARENESS and share this important information with your family, […]
September 4, 2015

International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Day

Sept 10th is International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Day  In support of International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Day, Panaceum Group is raising awareness through community education, empowering women and men to openly discuss Gynaecological issues. Normally a Taboo subject International Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Day aims to break down the barriers and stigmas around Gynaecological issues. There is no need to live in silence and feel alone. Did you know?: Gynaecolocical cancers include ovarian, uterine, cervical and vulvar cancer. The rate of all gynaecological cancers are significantly higher for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander women compared to non-Indigenous women (1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed). […]