Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Let’s Celebrate! International Day of People with Disability (3 December)

December 3 2021

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. IDPwD is an opportunity for us to make positive changes to the lives...


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Share The World Diabetes Day Message This November!

November 14 2021

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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Shine a Light On Lung Cancer

November 1 2021

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is Australia’s #1 cancer killer. Let’s shine a light to this deadly disease and support the research into the development of treatments, diagnosis pathways and one day, a cure to give hope to the 13,250 Australians diagnosed every year. What is Lung Cancer? Lung cancer is a...


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World Osteoporosis Day (20 October)

October 20 2021

World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20th each year, is a prime time to put the spotlight on osteoporosis. Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as...


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Breast Pain and Aches

October 7 2021

What is breast pain? What are the symptoms? Breast pain, otherwise known as mastalgia, is very common in women, occurring in nearly 70% of women and is rarely linked to breast cancer. Breast pain is a feeling that occurs in the breast region that may cause the breast to feel tender or sore. The pain may range...


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Be Breast Aware

October 5 2021

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts. Changes to look for include: a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast a change in the size or shape of your breast a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing...


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 2021

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Early detection It’s important for women of all ages to know what they can do to help find breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. This page provides information about...


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R U OK? Day Is Thursday, 9 September

September 9 2021

Are they really OK? Ask them today. Do you know how the people in your world are really going? Life’s ups and downs happen to all of us. So chances are someone you know might be struggling. Your genuine support can make a difference whatever they are facing, big or small. So, don’t wait until someone’s visibly...


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Women’s Health Week (6-10 September 2021)

September 6 2021

Women’s health. Powerful stuff. Good health is powerful! So this September, Women’s Health Week will be a great reminder to set aside time for your health and wellbeing. Make an appointment for a health check, get active, and connect with family and friends. Good health starts with you. Women’s Health Week is a nation-wide campaign of events and online...


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Healthy Bones Action Week (23-29 August 2021)

August 23 2021

Most people don’t think about their bones until they have a fracture or until they reach older age. However, bones are living tissue, constantly in a state of renewal, so building and maintaining bones is a lifelong matter. Healthy Bones Action Week has called on Australians to protect their bones since 1994. People of all...


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