February 9, 2018

Pain Series – Part 1: Types of Pain

Part 1 of Physiotherapist Thomas Knight’s Pain Series. What types of pain are there? Acute pain: this is pain that lets us know we have been hurt or are in danger of being hurt. It is useful pain and stops us from further injuring our body. Acute pain is designed to stop us from injuring ourselves in the same way again. It is designed to allow the body time to repair and recover. This sort of pain is important in teaching us lessons, if we touch a hot pan it hurts, we learn to avoid touching hot pans however it […]
January 5, 2018

Prevent Skin Cancer – Be Sun Smart

  It’s the time of the year that we all enjoy being outside. Whether it be swimming, playing sport, riding a bike, gardening, having a BBQ, a picnic, walking to the shop, or even that mundane job of hanging out the washing, where our skin suffers from the harsh UV (ultra violet) rays. So it’s that time of year for a reminder to us all to SLIP SLOP SLAP SLIDE and SEEK Being Sun Smart is easy To prevent UV damage and reduce your risk of skin cancer, be sun smart this summer by: SLIP on protective clothing SLOP on […]
December 12, 2017

The Giving Tree

Giving Tree at Panaceum At Panaceum Group we would like to help make Christmas special for those in our community who are doing it tough at the moment. This year we will be collecting gifts on behalf of Midwest Charity Begins at Home to distribute toward the end of the festive season. If you have any excess presents this year, or some leftovers from last year you were thinking of re-gifting, please drop it in to reception at Panaceum Medical or Panaceum Seacrest. Please consider the following: Recipients are of all ages including children, parents/families and the elderly Preferably unwrapped (each gift […]
December 1, 2017

Pap Smear changes

          CHANGES TO CERVICAL SCREENING   As of today, 1st December 2017, cervical screening will change in Australia. The Pap test (usually 2 yearly) will be replaced with the new Cervical Screening Test (CST) every five years. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. The new Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women than current testing measures. There is a new age range to be eligible for this test.  If you are aged 25-74 you are eligible for the cervical screening test. This may mean that you will be […]
November 22, 2017

Antibiotic Awareness Week

World antibiotic awareness week is an annual, global event that raises awareness of the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance. The event aims to encourage people around the world to use antibiotics responsibly – both prescribing practitioners and individuals taking the medications. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria learn to change to protect themselves from an antibiotic. When this happens, the antibiotics that would have previously killed the bacteria and stopped them from multiplying, no longer work. This means that infections are harder to treat and can lead to increased hospitalisations or in some cases death. Antibiotic […]
November 10, 2017

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness   Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness week is November 12th-18th 2017.   Perinatal anxiety and depression is reported to affect up to 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men. It’s a period of time that is associated with so many expectations, excitement, worry and change.   Perinatal anxiety and depression, has no boundaries, it can affect anyone. It’s not always easy to identify and is often associated with shame and guilt. Feelings like “what’s wrong with me “ or “ I should be happy “ are common.   We know that perinatal anxiety […]