Lifestyle

May 4, 2020

Virtual Consults available at the Panaceum

Don’t neglect your healthcare these days! You can “see us” another way without stepping out of your door, in a “virtual consult” Are you not feeling the best? Careplan needing an update? Or your routine appointment is due? Don’t put it off, is the message from the Minister of Health and your Doctor! Did you know you can now do a lot of these things, including Careplans, without coming out to visit us, via a “telehealth” appointment? What is telehealth? It is just a name for a doctor’s appointment that is not physically face to face. At the Panaceum Group […]
March 3, 2020

Patient Alert – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 12/03/2020 There is a lot of media regarding the Covid-19 virus, which can get confusing. Please find some simple advice on what to look for, and what to do. If you have ANY of these symptoms Fever Cough Sore throat Shortness of breath AND Travelled internationally in the 14 days before getting sick or been in close contact with anyone that has done so and is now sick OR Had close contact with someone diagnosed with, or suspected of having Coronavirus in the 14 days before getting sick Please do the following: It is important we minimise any risk […]
January 20, 2020

Back to School – Does your child need a foot check up with a Podiatrist?

Children’s feet are always on the move. Whether your child is standing, sitting, walking, running or skipping; their feet are on the move and growing! Your children’s feet will spend most of their growth period in school. It is important to ensure you have good advice on school shoes and that your child has the correct fit in length and width. Your child needs about 1cm of growing room between the longest toe and the top end of the shoe. Your child’s growing feet should not be squashed. FUN FACT: Most people have one foot that is larger than the […]
December 10, 2019

Decembeard – Raising Awareness for Bowel Cancer in Men

Decembeard in Australia is now in its 7th year. The aim of this campaign is to have men raising awareness about bowel cancer in men. Did you know that 1 in 11 Australian men will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime? It affects men of all ages, but significantly increases in risk from the age of 50. The choices you make related to diet, lifestyle, health screening and surveillance can influence your bowel cancer risk. These risk factors in your life are modifiable, meaning you can take action to reduce the impact they have on your bowel cancer risk. If […]
November 20, 2019

National Skin Cancer Action Week

The week of 17 – 23 November 2019 is National Skin Cancer Action Week  – a joined effort by Cancer Council Australia and the College of Dermatologists. The topic of this year’s campaign is “own your tone “. This week is a timely reminder to use sun protection and of the importance to early detect skin cancer. Every year 2000 Australians die from skin cancers. Every 2nd Australian will suffer a non-melanoma skin cancer and about 1 in 20 even a melanoma. However, most skin cancers can be prevented if sun protection is used and are perfectly treatable if picked […]
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 […]