Geelong Medical & Health Group News

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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Top Immune System Boosters

March 26 2020

Prepare to Strengthen Your Immune System With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many people are concerned about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. Doing so can benefit your body and boost your defences against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Here are some of the top immunity boosters tips to help you and your...


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Beginner Moves to Make the Most of Your At-Home Workout

March 23 2020

Here are several exercises that you can start doing at home! No gym equipment needed. Great for beginners! Complete 2 sets of 10 to 15 reps of each exercise, with 1 minute of rest between each move. This circuit should take about 15 minutes — a great beginner routine. Bridge Activate your core and posterior...


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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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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

January 22 2020

By Andrew Weil, MD And which is healthiest: coffee, tea, or some other caffeine source?   Caffeine is one of the world’s most popular drugs. Once inside your body, it blocks brain receptors for adenosine, a molecule associated with tiredness. Over time, however, the brain chemistry of coffee drinkers changes, triggering production of more adenosine receptors....


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Heart Disease Warning Signs

December 9 2019

Heart symptoms may not always be explicit so do not ignore any potential cardiac warning signs. Some warning signs not to ignore include: shortness of breath, heartburn, muscle soreness, painful hiccups, neck or upper back pain, or other symptoms discussed in this slide show. People with known heart disease or significant risk factors such as...


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Simple Tips to Reduce Morning Stiffness Due to Arthritis

December 2 2019

  There are so many unfavourable symptoms of arthritis, and joint stiffness is just one of those. This particular problem tends to make its presence known especially in the morning after immobilisation of the affected joints for several hours while the individual is in dreamland. As they say, one should start the day right. But...


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5 Proven Fat-Fighting Habits

November 25 2019

Statistics show that people who successfully lose 10 kilos – and keep it off – don’t diet. Here’s how they do it. Don’t cut out food groups. Don’t eliminate carbs, dairy or other foods. Instead, try reducing portion size, eat more whole foods (which help you feel full for longer) and save refined or sugary foods for small treats. Do...


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