Geelong Medical & Health Group News

What You Need To Know About Hepatitis A

September 11 2017

Hepatitis A is an illness that causes inflammation to your liver. It’s caused by a virus that’s spread through: person-to-person contact consuming contaminated food, drinks or ice eating from or licking contaminated utensils. The illness may last only a few weeks, but some people are seriously ill for up to six months. Hepatitis A usually...


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Eating Tips For A Healthy Heart

September 10 2017

Eating a varied, well-balanced healthy diet can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and have the energy to live your life to the fullest. But did you know that healthy eating can also help with things like your blood pressure and cholesterol? It’s never too late to start eating healthier foods, and you’ll...


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All Year Round Fruit Salad Recipe

September 9 2017

Sometimes it takes one healthy and delicious bowl of fruit salad to perk up our weekend! Get your fix with this easy and fun all year round fruit salad recipe. 15 minutes preparation 7 serves of fruit in this recipe Ingredients 2 cups melon, peeled and chopped (watermelon, rockmelon or honeydew melon) 1 banana, peeled...


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Foods To Avoid When Your Stomach Hurts

September 8 2017

There are many different causes of a stomach or abdominal pain. Some cause short-term pain, some cause long-term pain, and others cause sudden and severe pain. Suffering from a stomach pain or stomach flu can be a nightmare and you’d do anything to feel better. If you’re having a stomach bug, choosing the wrong kind...


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Ways To Make Grocery Shopping Smart & Healthy

September 7 2017

We all love to eat a wide range of different foods, but getting the most out of every dollar we spend can be tricky. Shopping for our food may not always be at the top of our to-do-list, and with so many different varieties of foods available, selecting the best option can become a chore....


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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

September 6 2017

Bowel Cancer is Australia’s number 2 cause of cancer deaths, so don’t ignore number 2! It is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia and around 80 Australians die from the disease every week. Bowel cancer develops in the wall or lining of the colon. It begins when cells grow too quickly, forming...


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Foods That Influence Cardiovascular Health

September 5 2017

Being informed about how to work out a healthy and nutritious eating plan is very beneficial in maintaining a healthy heart.  A few small changes and a new approach can have a significant impact on your well-being. Below are foods that can influence cardiovascular health: Salt Salt can affect blood pressure. It helps to have...


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What Is Cardiomyopathy?

September 4 2017

September 3-10 is Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week. So what is this heart disease all about? Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe a disease of the heart muscle. The name means CARDIO – heart, MYO – muscle, PATHY – disease. It is unknown how many people in Australia have this condition currently, but a general estimate suggests...


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What is Physiotherapy?

September 3 2017

By Joe Pashley (Physiotherapist at Myers St. Family Medical Practice)   Physiotherapy is the most commonly referred to Allied Health Service by General Practitioners. Physio’s help people with all kinds of movement disorders ranging from strokes to sports injuries, vertigo to foot pain, and minor muscle strains to spinal cord injuries. WE GET PEOPLE MOVING...


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Holistic Tips To Avoid Constipation

September 2 2017

Constipation is one of the most common medical complaints in Australia. People say they are constipated when they can’t empty their bowels as often or as easily as they would like. Some people who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel movement and often experience straining, bloating and the sensation of a full...


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