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September 12, 2019

RUOK DAY

  RUOK day is a national day to remind us to ask “ARE YOU OK?” and that every day is a day to support people that may be having a difficult time and struggling. Listen, offer support and encourage action. Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut and ask Are You OK? Arrange a catch up to see how they are going. If you are struggling its OK to ask for support. Talk to a friend, family member, your boss, work colleague or book in to see your GP. Lifeline 131114 Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 Take the time today to […]
May 14, 2019

2019 Flu Vaccine

Influenza Vaccination Season 2019 Annual influenza vaccination continues to be the most important measure available to prevent the spread of influenza and minimise the risk of associated complications. This year there is a new A strain (H3N2) and a new strain for the B Victoria linage.  Influenza virus strains included in the 2019 seasonal influenza vaccines are: A (H1N1): an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09 like virus A (H3N2): an A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2) like virus B: a B/Colorado/06/2017 like virus (not included in the trivalent vaccine)  B: a B/Phuket/3073/2013 like virus Patients over 65years are offered a Trivalent vaccination – Fluad. Fluad is designed […]
January 4, 2019

BE SUN SMART

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. These daily activities are the ones where we are more prone to get UV damage and sunburn without thinking about sun protection. This “incidental” UV damage does contribute to our risk of skin cancer. So it’s time for a reminder to […]
December 7, 2018

Important My Health Record and Privacy Update

Dear Patients, The My Health Record “Opt out” has been extended to the 31st January 2019. To find out more on how to opt out, and for more information on the My Health Record please follow the following link https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au The Panaceum Group will be ready to interact with My Health Record from mid December 2018. Our patients will have the option to be able to load their key health information to their My Health Record with participating health practitioners. Due to this update we have reviewed our practice privacy policy to recognise My Health Record, and how as a […]
October 9, 2018

Mental Health Week

October 10 marks ‘World Mental Health Day.’ This is a day to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and raise awareness. 1 in 5 people in Australia suffer from a mental health problem and more than ever it is seen as a weakness in life. What people don’t realise is that mental health problems like depression, anxiety, Bipolar disease and schizophrenia can affect anyone at any time. It crosses all domains in life, affecting men and women equally. It has no respect for race or position in society. And these conditions don’t discriminate. Whether you are a Postman, Boilermaker, […]
October 4, 2018

Alcohol, Fake News, and Alternative Facts

Alcohol, Fake News, and Alternative Facts In this day and age it’s sometimes hard to get the facts about anything, let alone your health. You can read something that tells you it’s safe to do this or eat that, and another article will say the exact opposite. (I still don’t know whether butter is good for me – though that hasn’t stopped me putting it on my toast!) When it comes to how much alcohol we drink the advice is equally confusing. One reliable source of information is the World Health Organisation’s AUDIT scale. This is a simple questionnaire that […]