Geelong Medical & Health Group News

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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What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer

September 25 2017

More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer. Did you know that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with 20,000 diagnosis and close to 3,300 deaths each year? Only men have a prostate. It is a small gland that sits below the bladder near the...


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It’s Be Medicinewise Week!

August 22 2017

Reports show that 10% of Australians, aged 14 and over, have misused prescription pain-relievers or opioid medicines. If you’re NOT taking your medicines as directed then you may be misusing them. Help spread the word! Learn more: http://www.nps.org.au/bemedicinewise If you have questions about your medicines, call to schedule an appointment with one of our medical professionals at...


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National EOS Awareness Week (6-12 August)

August 8 2017

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) occur when eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, are found in above normal amounts within the gastrointestinal tract. The eosinophils attack foods (or airborne allergens) creating an allergic response and cause inflammation wherever they may gather.  Having a large number of these white blood cells can make people very sick....


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