Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Prevent Cancer. Get Active Anytime, Anywhere

February 19 2024

  The World Cancer Research Fund’s Cancer Prevention Action Week (#CPAW24) is back, running from 19–25 February 2024, and this year, the focus is on physical activity. The theme underscores a simple yet powerful message: incorporating small bursts of activity into your daily routine can make a significant difference in your overall health and well-being....


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Give A Voice To All Children

February 8 2024

From 5-11 February 2024, Children’s Mental Health Week underscores the critical importance of nurturing the emotional well-being of our children. With mental health challenges affecting a significant portion of youth globally, this campaign serves as a beacon for raising awareness and fostering support. Through various activities and educational endeavours, Children’s Mental Health Week empowers children,...


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This December Be Bold For Bowel Cancer

December 8 2023

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is a crucial initiative in Australia, typically held in June. However, in a unique twist for December, we have DecemBeard and DecembHair! These campaigns aim to raise awareness about Australia’s second deadliest cancer and encourage everyone to take action. Key Facts: Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week, totaling 5,350 people annually. 299 Australians are...


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Combating Resistance Together: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2023

November 20 2023

As we navigate the challenges of the 21st century, one of the most pressing global health threats is antimicrobial resistance. To shed light on this critical issue, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated this week as World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. Running from November 18th to 24th, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the...


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Healthy Bones Action Week (21-27 August 2023)

August 21 2023

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. This year’s initiative held from 21-27 August encourages Australians to think about their bone health. Primary school...


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Empowering Hope through Denim for Genetic Disorders

August 4 2023

Jeans for Genes Australia is an inspiring charitable organisation committed to making a positive impact in the lives of children and families affected by genetic disorders. Since its inception, this remarkable initiative has been raising funds and awareness to support crucial research, education, and vital services. With the iconic denim jean as its symbol, Jeans...


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Look After Your Mental Health, Australia

October 8 2022

Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October scheduled around World Mental Health Day on 10 October. Mental ill health is a growing problem in Australia – one that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking after your mental health and wellbeing, and knowing how to support others, has...


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National Stroke Awareness Week 2022

August 8 2022

Think F.A.S.T., act FAST During National Stroke Week 2022, we are celebrating the precious moments that you or your loved one’s can continue to enjoy during and after your recovery. Help others to keep enjoying precious moments too by sharing the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) signs of stroke message with your family and friends. If...


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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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Ovarian Cancer Signs & Symptoms: What You Should Know

February 1 2018

It’s officially Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Every woman needs to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Make sure you do. It can be difficult to diagnose ovarian cancer because the symptoms are ones that many women will have from time to time, and they are often symptoms of less serious and more common health problems. But...


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