Geelong Medical & Health Group News

What You Should Know Before Getting Vasectomy

January 11 2023

A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control that is intended to prevent pregnancy by blocking or removing a small section of the vas deferens, the tubes that carry sperm from the testes to the prostate. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and takes about 20-30 minutes, but recovery time varies and...

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How Effective Is Vasectomy?

January 11 2023

  A vasectomy is a highly effective form of birth control, with a failure rate of less than 1% when the procedure is performed correctly and the follow-up instructions are properly followed. This means that fewer than 1 out of every 100 women whose partners have had a vasectomy will become pregnant. However, it’s important...

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Male Contraceptions: The Benefits of Vasectomy

January 10 2023

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed on men as a form of permanent birth control. Some of the benefits of vasectomy include: It is a highly effective method of contraception. The success rate of vasectomy is over 99%, making it one of the most effective forms of birth control available. It is a...

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Raise Awareness To Help Beat Bowel Cancer

December 1 2022

Geelong Medical & Health Group supports Bowel Cancer Australia’s hair-raising fundraiser encouraging you to get hairy while raising awareness and funds to help beat bowel cancer. Face, head, legs, body – if it’s hair – let it grow or let it go! Decembeard Beards aren’t just for hipsters, grandpas, men that ride motorbikes or people...

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Share The World Diabetes Day Message This November!

November 14 2022

Access To Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When? WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. Every year,...

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Support Men’s Health. Grow, Host or Move For MOVEMBER.

November 1 2022

Men will die on average 4.5 years earlier than women., and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives. How can we take action? Here are our top 5 things to know and do: 1....

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Look After Your Mental Health, Australia

October 8 2022

Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October scheduled around World Mental Health Day on 10 October. Mental ill health is a growing problem in Australia – one that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking after your mental health and wellbeing, and knowing how to support others, has...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2022)

October 3 2022

Help the National Breast Cancer Foundation fuel the minds of researchers during breast cancer awareness month. Just as breakfast fuels your day, NBCF fuels the best breast cancer researchers in Australia to reach our vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer. This October, NBCF is asking people to photograph their breakfast, post the images online,...

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Dementia Action Week (19 – 25 September 2022)

September 19 2022

A Little Support Makes A Big Difference   Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care. The number of people living with dementia is set to double in the next 25 years. With so many people impacted now and into the future, it is vital...

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There’s More to Say After R U OK?

September 8 2022

Got a feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it. Learn more about the signs and when it’s time to ask R U OK? If...

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