Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Australian Healthy Weight Week – What is it, and how does it relate to me?

February 13 2017

Australian Healthy Weight Week (AHWW) is an initiative designed to raise awareness to Australians of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Research shows that being a healthy weight lowers your risk of chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The places where body fat is stored can...

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Choosing a Sunscreen

February 2 2017

Choosing a sunscreen can be tricky, especially when the market is flooded with products to compare. Here is some information to consider and get you started on finding the right product for you! We often hear people say ‘The sunscreen in my moisturiser or makeup lasts all day’. What you may not know is, this...

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Men’s Health Checks

November 21 2016

Are you one of those men who only see a doctor if your arm is about to fall off?? YES? Then this post is for you! Regular health checks can help to identify signs of health issues before they become a major health problem. This also means the chances for effective treatment are greatly increased....

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Mental Heath vs Mentally Healthy

November 17 2016

You may notice some interesting facial hair this month… Why? MOVEMBER! Movember is a men’s health awareness and fundraising initiative, where men are encouraged to grow a moustache for the month of November. The aim of Movember is to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health...

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Channel 9’s Today Show reports influenza rates have soared

June 25 2015

Channel 9 has reported that 2014 was one of the worst years for Influenza in decades and this year is looking worse still. Good news! There is still time to book your Flu Vaccination or to arrange Onsite Workplace Flu Vaccinations. Please call Fiona, our Corporate Health Manager on 03 5229 5192 to book vaccinations for yourself or your employees.

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Keeping fit and active in the winter months

June 5 2015

As beautiful as our Greater Geelong community is, it does suffer somewhat when it comes to climate. Over the course of the year, the temperature in this region typically ranges between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius.  The issue with this is that it often means most people are less tempted to go outside and exercise...

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Doctor’s Voice Health Awareness – May/June 2015

May 21 2015

Keep up to date on the latest information in health with ‘Doctor’s Voice’. In this addition – Pregnancy and Immunisation, Whooping Cough, Bowel Cancer and much more. Click on the link below to download this addition! Doctors Voice May – June

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Do you know what to do in an emergency situation?

April 17 2015

Join us on Thursday the 14th of May, 5.45pm at The Cottage Medical Centre, Grovedale. The session will be facilitated by our Qualified First Aid Trainer and Practice Nurse and will cover a range of emergency situations such as: CPR (baby, toddler and adults), CHOKING, TREATMENT OF BURNS, ASTHMA, DEFRIBRILATION, WHEN TO CALL 000 and much...

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How is your nutrition?

April 17 2015

Did you know that 94% of Australians are not consuming the recommended 5 serves of vegetable per day? A balanced diet with 2 servings of fruits and 5 of vegetables, is supportive of health and well being and can prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Not only this, but by eating...

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Are you active enough?

October 23 2014

More than half of Australian adults are not active enough. Are you? Physical activity is any activity that gets your body moving, makes your breathing become quicker and your heart beating faster. What are the benefits? Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease Reduce the risk of, or help to manage, type 2 diabetes Maintain and/or...

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