NATIONAL DIABETES WEEK
To coincide with National Diabetes week, Diabetes Australia is launching a new prevention campaign urging all Australians to see if they are at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Australia represents all people affected by all types of Diabetes. The aim of the 2014 National Diabetes Week Campaign is to raise awareness of the seriousness of Type 2 Diabetes and urge all Australians to check their risk. Take the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool ask our staff for the form so you can complete
One woman dies every ten hours from Ovarian cancer .
Ovarian Cancer is the 8th most common cancer and the 6th most common cause of death affecting women.
Symptoms can include: abdominal or pelvic pain; needing to urinate often or urgently; difficulty eating or feeling full quickly; increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating; painful intercourse.
For more information on Ovarian Cancer go to http://ocrf.com.au
Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder among people of European descent in Australia. It can cause the body to absorb and store excess iron, often with serious health impacts. The good news is that it is generally easily treated and if diagnosed early, people with haemochromatosis can expect to lead a normal, healthy life. Find out more here: What is haemochromatosis? INFO LINE 1300 019 028 or go to http://haemochromatosis.org.au/
Each year there are approximately 55,000 heart attacks in Australia.
That is 151 reported heart attacks a day, or one heart attack every 10 minutes.
From the ABS National Health Survey, more than 380,000 Australians have had a heart attack.
For more information on Heart Disease http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/Pages/default.aspx
Get ready for take off … 8th August 2013
Last year, Amanda one of our Practice Nurses lost her mother to heart disease and in memory of her mum she has created a web site called I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK encouraging people to run, walk, swim, cycle and to keep fit and healthy. What a great initiative and so inspirational lets help her “get to the moon” by August 2014 only 768,806 Kilometres. “. To register your support and commitment to your health goals go to www.iloveyoutothemoonandback.net