Health and Wellness

Osteoporosis risk assessment

It is very important that people over 70yrs have a check up of their bone health to screen for osteoporosis. People in this age group have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis — a disease which weakens your bones and increases your risk of broken bones (known as fractures). Osteoporosis usually has no symptoms until…

Measles News

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We are receiving lots of questions from our adult patients about measles and the need for booster immunisation The following is reproduced from the Health Direct website https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/blog/the-2019-measles-outbreak-how-Australians-can-check-immunity (17/4/2019) “The Department of Health is very concerned about the recent increase in measles cases and is urging everyone to check their measles immunisation history or get…

Reydon Street medical Centre will run Fast-Track appointments for Influenza vaccination – coming soon

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Easter will be here soon, and the Flu Season will follow. Immunisation helps: stop you catching the flu and developing its complications.keep working not have to take time off work looking after childrenkeep you  out of hospital or worse Annual vaccination is recommended for anyone six months of age and older. The Government provides certain…

Are you using enough sunscreen?

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The latest news on sunscreen is that we aren’t using enough.  We may apply sunscreen for a planned day the beach, but are still leaving ourselves at risk of cancers and melanoma. The ABC news  on 25 January 2019 reports on an article  led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute reseachers recommending  that in Brisbane…

Sun Screen and Ice Cream (A Skin Cancer Update)

Summer  still seems to lingering on but soon winter will come. Patient’s thoughts turn away from beaches , swimming and camping, but skin cancer doctors’ remain focussed on  skin cancers and melanomas. In summer, we regularly see patients  with sunburn. Many of these forgot to use sunscreen, or simply did not realise how quickly they…

State-funded Meninigococcal ACWY catch up vaccination for 15-19 years olds. Get protected at Reydon Street Medical Centre!

Meninigococcal ACWY catch up vaccination adolescent teenager immunisation. People aged 15 to 19 years who missed immunisation for Men ACWY at school can receive a state-funded immunisation through their GP.  Book an appointment to see a doctor to arrange your immunisation to access this  recommended immunisation. Read more: Why should I protect myself? The short answer…
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