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Menopause is all about Hormones and Hearts

Watch Dr Brittany Wakefield’s latest message about the menopause New research from UQ has linked the vasomotor symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes and night sweats to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in women, but a lot of women consider themselves to…

We are still serving our community and still accepting new patients….but there have been some changes to Medicare you need to know about.

Patients’ ability to access their GP through by telephone and video consultation (telehealth) has been a great success over the last few weeks. At Reydon Street Medical Centre we have embraced this change, and are offering improved access for old and new patients alike. Our patients welcomed the new Medicare rules that allowed this. However,…

Do you want to avoid a nose swab and time off work?

Now that the cold weather has started  we are seeing  a  lot of people with sniffly noses or a touch of their “usual sinus”. One way to avoid a coronavirus nose swab is to maintain social isolation. In this time of worry around COVID, showing up to work, to the shops or to a friend’s…

Migraine – don’t suffer in silence.

Migraine is unmistakable for sufferers often causing a severe pulsating headache  with nausea that may be preceded by warning symptoms called an aura. It often requires suffers to rest in bed and so greatly affects their social and work lives. It affects up to 3  times as many women as men, and up to 1…

Next Week is Men’s Health Week

Being men we don’t like to talk about it. Make it a priority to book for a men’s health check if you haven’t had one in the last 2 years. Health checks can check for risk factors for: heart diseasestrokedementia diabetes sexual dysfunctioncancers -skin , bowel and prostate A health check is also a good…

Did you know this is World Haemochromatosis Week?

Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Australia. For the 1 in 200 people affected, and the iron overload it can cause serious health problems The most common symptoms of this inherited iron overload disorder are: •  Fatigue, weakness and lethargy•  Joint pains Other symptoms can include: •  Abdominal pain•  Diabetes•  Liver disorders; enlarged…

Vinnies needs more help to support the homeless please

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great uncertainty for people around the world andat home. Many face the prospect of falling into homelessness due to job losses and financialinsecurity. Please help me support the work of @VinniesAU by sponsoring Dr Paul Colbrook’s #CEOSleepoutAU: