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October 12, 2017

Shoctober

What is Shoctober? Shoctober is a national recognised program in October, to increase the awareness of Defibrillation for individuals and in the workplace. Our heart functions using its own electrical current originating in two nodes within the walls of the heart.  There are many reasons that this circuit can malfunction and cause the heart to not pump blood around the body efficiently and in some cases this can be life threatening. Defibrillation is part of the Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) sequence.  Defibrillation is providing an electric shock to the heart to restore the optimal heart rhythm and therefore, the efficient […]
September 11, 2017

Asthma

  What is it? Asthma is a long-term lung condition.  People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which react to triggers, causing a ‘flare-up’. In a flare-up, the muscles around the airway squeeze tight, the airways swell and become narrow and there is more mucus. These things make it harder to breathe. An asthma flare-up can come on slowly (over hours, days or even weeks) or very quickly (over minutes). A sudden or severe asthma flare-up is sometimes called an asthma attack. Triggers can be anything from exercise, allergies or smoking, to respiratory infections or the cold weather; […]
July 11, 2017

Diabetes week

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….. Geraldton, according to NDSS data is the third highest ranking place in WA with Diabetes 1 Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes It is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia In 2013, diabetes caused 5.1 million deaths globally 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 […]
July 6, 2017

COMING SOON! – PANACEUM SEACREST!

COMING SOON!   Panaceum Group is excited to announce that as part of its commitment to its patients and its continued investment to the Midwest Community that University Medical Practice will be relocating and will be renamed to   “Panaceum Seacrest”   A purpose built, multidisciplinary family medical centre is under construction at the new Woolworths shopping centre in Wandina, 75 Barrett Drive. The practice will be home to General Practitioners, Allied Health services and onsite pathology for our patients convenience. New patients are welcome! For regular updates please follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UniversityMedicalPractice/ and https://www.panaceum.com.au/
June 20, 2017

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is bowel cancer awareness month to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the lives of 80 Australians every week. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. 14,962 Australians are being diagnosed with bowel cancer each year with 13,647 (or 91%) of whom are aged 50 years and over. It effects both men (55%) and women (45%). Some risk factors for cancer can be avoided, but many cannot.  Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may lower your risk.   do an FOBT (stool sample screening test) every two years from age 50. get […]
May 24, 2017

Heartkids Super Hero Boss Day

This Friday the 26th the Panaceum Group and University Medical Practice staff will be supporting HeartKids by having a SUPER HERO BOSS dress up day. Heartkids is a charity that provides lifelong support to families of children that have childhood heart disease, be it congenital (born with) or acquired. How HeartKids started “We started as a voluntary group of parents and individuals dealing with, and concerned about, the day to day realities of raising and caring for children with cardiac conditions and, sometimes, dealing with the loss of a child due to their congenital heart defect. We have grown to an […]