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Telehealth, COVID-19 and Myers Street Family Medical Practice

March 28 2020

PATIENTS: TELEHEALTH IS HERE! YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CONSULTATION WITH YOUR GP VIA TELEPHONE! WE ARE OPEN 8AM – 8PM FOR APPOINTMENTS AS FROM 26/03/2020 MYERS STREET FAMILY MEDICAL PRACTICE HAS CHANGED OPENING HOURS. PLEASE CALL OUR RECEPTION TEAM FOR AN APPOINTMENT – WE DO TELEHEALTH AND NORMAL CONSULTATIONS We are open for appointments as...


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COVID-19 – Frequently asked questions

March 20 2020

What is a coronavirus and COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease caused by...


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – identifying the symptoms

March 19 2020

Identify the different symptoms you may experience if you have coronavirus (COVID-19), a cold, or the flu. — PATIENTS: Please be advised we are unable to test for coronavirus due to having exhausted our supply of testing equipment and protective clothing. We are waiting on urgent resupply of this and at this point DO NOT...


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What You Need To Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12 2020

What you need to know   People who have returned from a country or region that is at high or moderate risk for COVID-19 should monitor their health closely. If you develop symptoms including a fever and cough you should isolate yourself immediately and urgently seek medical attention.  Go to www.health.gov.au/covid19-travellers for the list of...


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Do You Have Fibromyalgia Or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

November 9 2018

  Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis share some symptoms, such as pain and exhaustion. If a person has both conditions, the symptoms may be difficult to distinguish. However, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are unrelated and have different causes. While many natural remedies are similar, medical treatments for these conditions are usually different. In this article, we highlight differences in...


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6 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

September 21 2018

Signs of pancreatic cancer are hard to spot, and early detection is key to survival. Chances are, you rarely give much thought to your pancreas, a glandular organ that helps your body digest food and convert it into energy. Located behind your stomach, the pancreas produces insulin and regulates your body’s hormones that maintain glucose...


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What Is Sepsis? This Life-Threatening Condition Is on the Rise

June 21 2018

What is sepsis, and how is it different from a regular infection? Most of us think that sepsis is a type of infection. But it’s technically a condition that occurs when the body launches an extreme response to an infection-bacterial, viral, or fungal-that you already have. “It’s not a disease caused by a specific agent,”...


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Everything You Need To Know About Meningococcal Disease

June 5 2018

About the disease Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can cause death within hours if not recognised and treated in time. In Australia there are 5 main strains of the disease, all of which now have vaccinations available from your doctor. *Note that the C-strain vaccine available through Australia’s free National Immunisation Program...


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Important Things To Know About The Flu

April 24 2018

The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. It is estimated that flu contributes to over 3,000 deaths in Australia each year. The “swine flu” virus – also known as influenza A (H1N1) – emerged in...


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4 Surprising Things That Might Actually Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

March 9 2018

Some amount of forgetfulness – say, forgetting where you parked your car after you leave the shops— is normal, especially when you’re busy or have a lot on your mind. But for something like 1 in 10 Australians, that forgetfulness will eventually progress into Alzheimer’s disease. Decades of research have shown that the buildup in...


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