Health Prevention and Screening

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National Immunisation Program: Shingles vaccination catch-up program extended

Since our earlier post about this program ending, the Government has extended the supply of Shinlges vaccinations to the most vulnerable group. The shingles vaccine Zostavax® will continue to be free for people aged 71-79 through to 31 October 2023. Read more at: https://www.health.gov.au/news/national-immunisation-program-shingles-vaccination-catch-up-program-extended Better still … if you are aged 70 -79 years old…
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Continuing the tradition of modern medicine, traditional values. There are now more Doctors and more Choice at Reydon Street Medical Centre

Many of you will be aware of Dr Annette Kortlucke’s recent retirement, and patients have been asking who will be looking after the patients at our trusted family medical practice. We know continuity of care and seeing a doctor you trust is important to our patients. Some of our patients have already had the good…
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World’s Greatest Shave 2021 is here!

Blood cancer is on the rise in Australia. Every single day, 47 Australian families will learn that they are facing blood cancer. Blood cancer takes so much, it can take a person’s job away, it can take them away from their families, it can take their hair, and it can take their life. Participating in…
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Endo March is here!

Did you know endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women? That is approximately 200 million women and girls worldwide. The Worldwide Endo March is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of endometriosis. The campaign and events are run by volunteers who are passionate about creating change for women and girls with endometriosis by raising funds,…
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Protect yourself again melanoma!

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the skin cells called melanocytes and usually occurs on the parts of the body that have been overexposed to the sun. Rare melanomas can occur inside the eye or in parts of the skin or body that have never been exposed to…
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Eat a heart-healthy diet!

When being at home more than usual it’s easy to snack all day. However, to maximise heart health it’s important to eat a healthy diet and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods. Eating a healthy diet has many health benefits including improving your heart health and reducing your risk of developing cancer. Cancers associated with…
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Five health tips to help men with their overall wellbeing!

1. Find a good GP you can talk too. Men often find it difficult opening up to a doctor, but finding a good GP you are comfortable with makes it easier to start having discussions. Our male doctor, Paul Colbrook enjoys offering medical care and advice to men of all ages who are concerned about…
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