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Women’s Health Week 2021 – Powerful Stuff

Centred around women’s wellbeing, Women’s Health Week is Australia’s most significant event encouraging women and girls to put their health first. Since its conception in 2013, Women’s Health Week has gained momentum to become one of the nation’s most prominent events celebrating women. This week-long event serves to remind all women and girls to prioritise

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Treat Your Heart Right: It’s time for a heart health check-up

Often called the “silent killer,” heart disease kills millions worldwide every year. A regular heart check-up with your GP is the best way to identify and avoid risk factors before they can cause harm. Why is heart health important? Did you know that your heart pumps over 2000 gallons of blood every single day and

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National Diabetes Week

This year, National Diabetes Week will run from 11 – 17 July and this year the focus is on challenging diabetes-related stigma. If you’re diabetic, you’ll know the impact diabetes has on your life and how it impacts other aspects of your health, including mental health. Having a good care plan and a caring GP

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Sharing is Caring: Maternity Shared-Care with a GP

Now that you’re pregnant, taking care of yourself has never been more important. Eating a nutritious diet, keeping physically active and mental wellbeing are perhaps the 3 most crucial steps to keep yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy.

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What contraceptive options are available in 2021?

Contraception is an important and crucial part of a woman’s life. Dr Maryann Spottiswood, a GP with years of expertise in women’s contraception and family planning explains the best contraceptive options available in 2021 and how there’s a lot to consider before you make a decision. When it comes to contraception, women have more options

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Woman holding a ribbon in open hands for cervical cancer awareness

Cervical Screenings – The Ultimate Act of Self-Care

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Sadly, over half of eligible Victorians aged 25 to 34 are missing out on lifesaving cervical screening. You don’t have to be old to get cervical cancer; cervical screening is the best way to protect yourself and look after your health for the future.

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Cardiac Health

What is cardiac health, and why is it important? Cardiac health or heart health relates to the wellbeing of the heart and the blood vessels that facilitates the flow of blood and oxygen around our body. Given the heart’s never ending workload of delivering millions of gallons of blood along with oxygen, and essential cells,

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A happy baby with mother with antenatal and children healthcare by doctors in Prahran

Maintaining Your Mental Health during COVID-19

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our daily lives and how we interact with each other, including with your GP. Many of us are worried about our health, our loved ones, our jobs and finances, the economy and coping with isolation. While these feelings of worry and stress are normal at this time,  it is also important

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