Beat the heat

During extremely hot weather, it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. With the extreme weather and bushfires we have been experiencing lately it is important to be mindful of the heat and managing your health appropriately. Exposure to high...

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Health effects of smoke exposure due to bushfires

With the recent devastating bushfires heavily impacting NSW and beyond, Doctors are warning even healthy people could develop serious illnesses. The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has warned prolonged exposure to toxic smoke could affect the health of many...

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5 super easy health resolutions

The team at Providence Medical hope you had an amazing Christmas and a fantastic New year! Welcome to 2020, a new decade and a great opportunity to get on top of your health and wellness this year. We have put together a list of 5 super simple health resolutions that...

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Could you or a loved one have Type 2 diabetes?

Every 8 seconds someone in the world does from 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...

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Riding for Hope 2019 ONE80tTC

On November 8th and 9th Chief Operating Officer of Providence Medical Group, Mark Caldwell is once again embarking on the ONE80TC Sydney to Hunter Cycling Classic. The ride aims to raise awareness and much needed funds for ONE80TC who provide the benchmark for...

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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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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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