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SCREENING SAVES LIVES!
The Australian Government has three cancer screening programmes underway for bowel, breast, and cervical cancers. The services for breast and bowel cancer are being expanded to include 50-75year olds. If you fall into this age bracket, or know somebody who does and wish to discuss more, please give us a call on 02 4957 0333.
LIFELINE FOR GP ACCESS
The Hunter's GP Access network has been given a lifeline with the Federal Health Department guaranteeing funding for the next twelve months. The after hours GP service had threatened to close its doors on June 30. The clinics treat over 50,000 patients a year, relieving pressure on hospital emergency departments.
ASTHMA >>> DO YOU HAVE AN ACTION PLAN??
An asthma plan outlines: 1) What medication to take every day (even when feeling well) 2) How to tell if asthma is getting worse 3) What you should do if your symptoms are getting worse 4) What to do if you have an asthma attack ~Having an action plan will reduce your chance of going to hospital or an urgent doctor's visit ~ Improve lung function ~ Reduce days off work or school due to asthma Call us today to discuss with the doctor and nurse the best plan for you, on (02) 4957 0333.
12-18th July is Diabetes Awareness Week!
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes diagnoses are increasing. Having a good breakfast helps stabilise blood sugar levels. Even if you are not diabetic, stabilising blood sugar is a wise goal. Maintaining a steady blood sugar level can help you cut cravings that may lead to selecting unhealthy snacks. Eating satisfying, healthy regular meals throughout the day will help you maintain stable blood sugar levels. Our dietician can help with healthy food choices. Call 4957 0333 to book an appointment.
~ Healthy Bones Week 3rd-10th August 2015 ~
Spotlight on Osteoporosis. Are you at risk from medication, diet, or lifestyle? Call 4957 0333 to discuss. Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass).
MEDICATION SAFETY FOR THE ELDERLY
Call us on 4957 0333 to see if you are on track. If you are a senior who lives alone, takes 3 or more medications including non prescription medications, have memory problems or fill prescriptions at different pharmacies, you are more at risk of not taking medication correctly. 1. Be aware that medications can interact. 2. Be honest about any ways you are having trouble managing your current medication routine 3.If you have a number of medications ask your doctor about side effects and reaction with other medication. 4. If you experience side effects call your doctor. 5. Keep an updated list of your current medication and give to a family member. 6.Use a pill organiser to keep you on track. 7.Once a year request a review of all your medications
FOCUS ON ASTHMA
The first week of September is Asthma awareness week. With spring in the air, pollens can cause an increase in Asthma Symptoms. Call us today on 4957 0333 to book a time to discuss your Asthma plan.
FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH
In September a day was dedicated to R U OK. How are your stress levels? Suffering with depression or mental illness? Help is available. Call 4957 0333 to make an appointment to discuss a Mental Health Plan.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS (Call us on 4957 0333 to organise allergy testing)
Allergic Rhinitis is often called hayfever. The immune system over reacts to allergens causing sneezing, runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy watery eyes and itching of ears, nose and throat. You may be allergic to pollens from grasses, weeds and trees, dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches or mould to name a few. If symptoms are severe, you may need to talk to you doctor to find out what you are allergic to and if it is safe to take over the counter medications in relation to any medical condition you may have.
ADAMSTOWN MEDICAL CENTRE 301 BRUNKER ROAD ADAMSTOWN 2289
Tel 02 4957 0333
Fax 02 4957 5636