Health and Wellness

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The Pap test has changed: More accurate. Less often.

Every year around 800 Australian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yet, Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.     Your best protection against cervical cancer is routine screenings. The Pap test was replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test (CST) every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that…
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It is still the same sun!

Many Australians will remember the original ‘Sid the Seagull’ from Cancer Council’s 1980’s campaign which launched the ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message.   If you remember Sid the Seagull you are old enough to need regular skin cancer and melanoma checks. Since this message, many things have changed but our sun is still the same. Australia…
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It’s time to grow a Mo!

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Globally, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day. This rate of male suicide is alarmingly high. We can’t sit back and accept it. However, this November you can make a difference by part taking in Movember. Time to help a mate. Movember fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros…
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NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK starts 15 November 2020

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Watch Lana’s video about being diagnosed with melanoma. Most melanomas and other skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. Every day of the year (winter and summer) we urge you to use the five forms of sun protection: slip on sun-protective clothingslop on SPF30 (SPF 50 is better) broad-spectrum, water-resistant…
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NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK 2020 in November

One in four teenagers between 12 and 17 years old get sunburnt every weekend. the more times we sunburn the more changes of us becoming one of the 2 out 3 people that get skin cancer before 70 years old, or being one of the 1,400 Australians that are diagnosed with melanoma each year. If…
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National Skin Cancer week is coming soon

In the meantime please share this post with someone you care about. Reydon Street Medical Centre can help with your next skin cancer check up. If you have no COVID symptoms you can now Book on line with Dr Brittany Wakefield or Dr Paul Colbrook. Follow us on Facebook for more news and updates.
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It’s time to get informed about iron

Fed up with feeling tired? Can’t keep up with your kids? Do people always say you look pale? You could have iron deficiency anaemia. A visit to your family GP is the first step towards arranging testing, working out the cause, and arranging appropriate treatments. We now offers intravenous (IV) iron infusions to help patients…
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Do you have a ongoing condition and want to stay healthy as long as possible? If you do, read on… If not, please share this with a loved one or friend who does.

Proactive management of chronic, ongoing conditions has never been more important. We published a recent post to remind patients to ensure they attend to routine cancer checks, like breast, mammography, skin and melanoma and colorectal cancer. Today, we are reminding people to keep on track with paying attention to all aspects of their health. We…
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