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EXERCISE AND CANCER

We know exercise is good for your health,  but did you know regular exercise can decrease your risk of many cancers such as bowel cancer, endometrial cancer and post-menopausal breast cancer?

Obesity is also linked to many cancers, so by …

HEART HEALTH

 

Cardiovascular disease accounts for over 1 in 4 deaths in Australia as is the leading cause of death for older Australians.  Approximately 1.2 million Australians are living with heart disease, stroke or vascular conditions. However, cardiovascular disease is largely …

by Dr Georgia Page

Looking after your Health during another Covid Lockdown

As we find ourselves in another lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to make sure we continue to prioritise our health. Lockdowns not only affect our mental wellbeing, but also our physical health, with disruption to our healthy …

by Dr Georgia Page

Covid-19 Vaccinations on the Central Coast

The question on many of our patients mind is – where do we get our Covid Vaccinations on the Central Coast? There is a lot of information out there,  different vaccines are recommended for different age groups, and the goal …

VACCINATION IN SENIORS UPDATE

The talk of the town at the moment is all about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. This is especially important for our senior population who are more vulnerable to the complications of COVID-19 disease. As we get older, our immune systems …

by Dr Georgia Page

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer. It claims more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer,  and melanoma.  1 in 13 Australian’s will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime and it claims the lives of 5,375 people per …

by Dr Georgia Page

Vaccination for the over 65s

The focus on vaccination is often on children but what about our over 65 population? Older people suffer higher rates of serious illness and death from infectious diseases such an influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. This is because as …

by Dr Georgia Page

OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURES

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle,  making them more likely to fracture. It mainly affects people over the age of 50 when bones loose minerals such as calcium faster than the body can replace them …

by Dr Georgia Page

Women’s Cancer – Let’s talk lady bits

 

We all know someone that has been affected by Breast and Gynaecological cancers. In Australia approximately 20,000 women will be diagnosed this year – that’s over 50 women every day! Although breast cancer is very common, with modern medical …

by Dr Georgia Page

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination

Meningitis, it’s a word that strikes fear into most people’s hearts. Although it is a rare illness, it’s consequences can be catastrophic, and even with appropriate antibiotic care, up to 10% of cases are fatal. Most people will make a …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

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