Geelong Medical & Health Group News

Understanding Birth Trauma

July 19 2021

With 1 in 3 women identifying their birth as traumatic, there is much work to be done in the prevention and treatment of birth trauma in Australia and New Zealand. The delivery of a baby is a positive event for many women, but for some it can be a mixed experience or even very negative,...


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National Palliative Care Week 2021 (23-29 May 2021)

May 23 2021

This National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) gives us an opportunity to discuss the benefits of palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia. Palliative care is care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness....


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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Week

May 3 2021

Did you know one in four Australians have never heard of Tourette Syndrome and just 15% of parents have taught their children about the condition?   What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life. TS is NOT...


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Are You At Risk Of Coeliac Disease?

March 15 2021

13-20 March 2021 is Coeliac Disease Awareness Week! There are various symptoms, associated medical conditions and a genetic link that may indicate you are at an increased risk of having coeliac disease. Untreated coeliac disease can cause chronic ill health and lead to liver disease, osteoporosis, other autoimmune illnesses and cancer. A diagnosis of coeliac...


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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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