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Are you breast aware?

October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an ideal opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding...

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Mental health is about wellness rather than illness

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her...

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Postnatal depression symptoms to look out for

Most new mums experience the baby blues when bubs comes along in some form or another, but sometimes these feelings are more serious. We look at the some of the signs of postnatal depression below.   What’s normal and what’s not! It’s normal to feel emotional after...

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Whooping cough- who should get vaccinated?

Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious respiratory bacterial infection of the lungs and airways caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The disease is most serious and highly contagious especially in babies under the age of 12 months,...

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SKIN CANCER CHECKS IN WINTER

Winter is a good time to get your skin checked professionally, as moles and skin lesions (potential skin cancers) tend to show less of the normal signs of sun exposure, which makes the job of identifying any suspicious lesions easier.   Did you know? 2 in 3...

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Could I have a thyroid disorder?

The month of May is Thyroid Awareness Month and the theme for 2019 is "Be aware of your Thyroid". Australia has shown that around 14% of older Australians suffer from a clinically relevant thyroid disorder with 4% having an undiagnosed thyroid disorder.  Recent...

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Let’s talk Eczema- Eczema Awareness Week 13-19th May

It’s Eczema Awareness Week 13-19th May 2019. One common misconception about eczema is that it is contagious. With eczema being so prevalent in Australia, it’s more important than ever to educate and raise awareness to those around us and support those who suffer from...

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Putting your health first for once this Mother’s Day

Providence Medical top tips for optimal Women’s Health Mums today are leading busier more hectic lives and have a natural tendency to let themselves slip low on the priority list when it comes to looking after their own health and wellbeing. However, the health of...

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6 ways to fight the flu this season

It’s that time of year again! The cooler months are here which means flu season is on its way. The flu is generally spread by coming in contact with an infected person. As a healthy person can begin infecting others from as early as 1 day before symptoms develop, and...

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