Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Raising Diabetes Awareness in Australia

June 24 2024

  Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Australia, presenting significant challenges to the healthcare system and affecting millions of Australians. Understanding the prevalence, types, complications, and measures to combat diabetes is crucial for raising awareness and promoting better health outcomes. This article delves into key facts and statistics about diabetes in Australia, drawing on data...


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Understanding and Managing Asthma

May 6 2024

This World Asthma Day, it’s crucial to shed light on this chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of Australians. Asthma is one of the most common long-term health conditions in Australia, with over 2.7 million people diagnosed. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways in the lungs. People with asthma have sensitive...


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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Protecting Your Skin

May 3 2024

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness about the importance of sun safety and skin cancer prevention. In Australia, where the sun’s UV rays are particularly intense, skin cancer is a significant health concern. According to the Cancer Council Australia, skin cancer accounts for about 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers...


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Shedding Light on Mental Health Challenges in Parkinson’s

April 9 2024

  As the world gears up to commemorate Parkinson’s Awareness Week starting April 10th, followed by World Parkinson’s Awareness Day on April 11th, it’s crucial to recognize the holistic challenges faced by individuals battling this condition. Parkinson’s Awareness Week isn’t just about raising general awareness; it’s about shining a light on the multifaceted aspects of...


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Shedding Light on the Silent Struggle Caused by Endometriosis

March 15 2024

Endometriosis, a condition affecting millions of women globally, often remains veiled in mystery and misconceptions. Endometriosis Awareness Month seeks to dispel the shadows, bringing knowledge, support, and understanding to the forefront. Dive with us into this transformative month of reflection and advocacy. Understanding Endometriosis Awareness Month Endometriosis Awareness Month is a dedicated observance aimed at...


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Ovarian Cancer Signs & Symptoms: What You Should Know

March 1 2024

It’s officially Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Every woman needs to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Make sure you do. It can be difficult to diagnose ovarian cancer because the symptoms are ones that many women will have from time to time, and they are often symptoms of less serious and more common health problems. But...


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Prevent Cancer. Get Active Anytime, Anywhere

February 19 2024

  The World Cancer Research Fund’s Cancer Prevention Action Week (#CPAW24) is back, running from 19–25 February 2024, and this year, the focus is on physical activity. The theme underscores a simple yet powerful message: incorporating small bursts of activity into your daily routine can make a significant difference in your overall health and well-being....


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Give A Voice To All Children

February 8 2024

From 5-11 February 2024, Children’s Mental Health Week underscores the critical importance of nurturing the emotional well-being of our children. With mental health challenges affecting a significant portion of youth globally, this campaign serves as a beacon for raising awareness and fostering support. Through various activities and educational endeavours, Children’s Mental Health Week empowers children,...


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Empowering Women this Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2024

January 18 2024

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about cervical cancer, its prevention, and the importance of regular screenings. In 2024, the campaign takes centre stage from 22-28 January 2024. Organised by various health organisations and advocacy groups, this week serves as a crucial opportunity to educate women about cervical...


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This December Be Bold For Bowel Cancer

December 8 2023

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial initiative in Australia, typically held in June. However, in a unique twist for December, we have DecemBeard and DecembHair! These campaigns aim to raise awareness about Australia’s second deadliest cancer and encourage everyone to take action. Key Facts: Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week, totaling 5,350 people annually. 299 Australians are...


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