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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 you be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disease characterised by profound fatigue, sleep abnormalities, pain and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion. The cause of CFS is unknown. Researchers speculate that contributing factors may include: viruses a weakened...

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Could you or a loved one have diabetes?

Did you know that as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, around 2 million Australians are at risk of developing diabetes? Diabetes is a serious condition that inhibits your ability to produce the insulin that your body needs to convert glucose into energy....

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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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Hand, foot and mouth disease-everything you need to know

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that causes a rash or blisters on the hands and feet, as well as in or around the mouth. WHO CAN BE AFFECTED? HFMD mainly affects children under the age of 10 but can also affect adolescents. It spreads easily...

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