Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Help Beat Bowel Cancer

June 7 2022

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer. Bowel cancer claims the lives of 101 Australians every week (5,255 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early. While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t...


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Let’s Help Bring Migraine Out of the Dark

June 1 2022

Migraine Awareness Month (MAM) is a global event held in June each year. The aim is to raise awareness of migraine, reduce the stigma that migraine is ‘just a headache’ and promote a positive and empowering view of migraine and the migraine community. The theme for MAM2022 is ‘Out of the Dark’. With over 5 million Australians living with migraine, we feel...


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Exercise For The Right Reasons

May 23 2022

Exercise for the Right Reasons. This Exercise Right Week, let us aim to encourage all Australians to be more active and to know where to get the right advice when it comes to moving more. This year’s theme is Exercise for the Right Reasons. Why? Because a lot of the dialog in the health and fitness industry turns exercise into a...


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Closing Gaps In Asthma Care (May 3, 2022 is World Asthma Day)

May 3 2022

World Asthma Day (WAD) ( 3 May, 2022) is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA), a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993.  WAD is held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks, also...


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World Immunization Week 2022 – 24 to 30 April

April 24 2022

Long Life for All In pursuit of a long life well lived   VACCINES PROVIDE EVERYONE A CHANCE AT A FULFILLING LIFE.   For more than two centuries, vaccines have helped keep people healthy—from the very first vaccine developed to protect against smallpox to the newest vaccines used to prevent severe cases of COVID-19. Since...


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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 11 2022

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and Monday 11th April is World Parkinson’s Day.  During this month, Parkinson’s Australia is promoting the importance of identifying some of the lesser-known early warning signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s. ​ Often people only associate Parkinson’s with a tremor of the hands, trouble moving or walking and loss of balance.   However, it...


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World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2022)

March 21 2022

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Down...


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To Hear For Life, Listen With Care!

March 3 2022

Did you know there are currently 4 million Australians living with hearing loss? And this figure is predicted to increase to almost 9 million by 2050 as the population ages. World Hearing Day in Australia is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness of how to prevent deafness and hearing loss, and to...


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It’s Good to FebFast!

February 1 2022

  Join The FebFast Challenge The challenge is to pause for a cause this February and give up alcohol, sugar or another vice of your choice for the month of February – all to support disadvantaged young people aged 12 to 25 across Australia. It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a...


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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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