Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease – World Parkinson’s Day (April 11th)

April 11 2021

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects movement. People with Parkinson’s have problems controlling the muscles of the body due to a breakdown of messages from the brain. We do not know its causes, but people with Parkinson’s have low levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine helps the brain...


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Autism Awareness Day (2nd April 2021)

April 2 2021

Around 1 in 100 Australians is autistic and 85% of the community has a personal connection with an autistic person. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects the way people communicate and interact with the world. Characteristics generally appear in early childhood and will be present, in some form, for life. Autism affects the way...


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Are You At Risk Of Coeliac Disease?

March 15 2021

13-20 March 2021 is Coeliac Disease Awareness Week! There are various symptoms, associated medical conditions and a genetic link that may indicate you are at an increased risk of having coeliac disease. Untreated coeliac disease can cause chronic ill health and lead to liver disease, osteoporosis, other autoimmune illnesses and cancer. A diagnosis of coeliac...


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World Glaucoma Week (7-13 March 2021)

March 8 2021

Raise Awareness! Treat your eyes. Book a test and save your sight from glaucoma blindness. Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve. It causes irreversible vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve. The loss of sight is usually...


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Australian Heart Month

February 4 2021

This February (or REDFEB as we like to call it), we invite you to wear RED for someone close to your heart to help keep families together for longer. Whether it’s a family member, wife, husband, or that special friend who means the world to you, or in memory of someone you loved who sadly passed...


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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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Top Immune System Boosters

March 26 2020

Prepare to Strengthen Your Immune System With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 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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