It’s Men’s Health Week

It’s Men’s Health Week

Health Weeks

15-06-2021

It’s easy to tell when you need something like a haircut or a shave. But you don’t always get obvious cues for other things your body needs, like a cholesterol, diabetes or bone density check. That’s why it’s so important for men to have regular health checks with their GP.
Regular check-ups help you stay healthy. They are a great opportunity to talk about any concerns, and can pick up early warning signs of disease or illness.
So, this is your friendly Men’s Health Week reminder: book in for a health check with your GP.
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Red Apple Day 2021

Red Apple Day 2021

Health Weeks

28-05-2021

Red Apple Day 
 
 
Red Apple Day (Wednesday, 16 June 2021) is Bowel Cancer Australia’s Annual Giving Day, when Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of the charity.
 
If you’ve ever thought about raising funds and awareness for bowel cancer, then Red Apple Day is the time to do it!
 
Host an apple themed virtual brunch, morning or afternoon tea, dinner or evening catch-up.
 

Create your Red Apple Day online fundraising page as an individual or a team now.

 
Bowel Cancer Australia’s apple logo is symbolic of the charity’s bowel cancer message: bowel cancer is treatable and beatable if detected early.
 
The outline of Bowel Cancer Australia’s apple logo appears as an abstract of a human bowel. The small hole in the apple is caused by a worm. If detected early and removed, the worm is unable to continue affecting the apple or the health of the tree.
 
It’s the same with people. If bowel cancer is detected early it can be successfully treated, which means patients and their families can continue to enjoy a healthy life.
 
Both red and green apples are also a nutritious source of dietary fibre.
 
 

May is Thyroid Awareness Month

May is Thyroid Awareness Month

Health Weeks

28-04-2021

The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) today celebrates the start of the first ‘Thyroid Awareness Month’ during May, as it calls on all Australians to be more aware of their thyroid health and to see their doctor for thyroid testing.

Gastroenteritis – watch out for it

Gastroenteritis – watch out for it

Health Weeks

22-04-2021

  • Gastroenteritis is a short-term illness triggered by the infection and inflammation of the digestive system. Symptoms can include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. 
  • Some of the causes of gastroenteritis include viruses, bacteria, bacterial toxins, parasites, particular chemicals and some drugs.
  • Good old-fashioned handwashing with soap and water is still the best defence against spreading the bug.
  • Clean kitchen tops, toys, toilet seats, nappy change tables and taps to ensure you don’t spread the infection to others at home.
  • If you or anyone in your household is ill, stay home for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped to ensure you are clear of infection.
  • Read the fact sheet here

April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day

Health Weeks

12-04-2021

Did you know that there are 27,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s disease? It’s a progressive neurological condition that affects control of body movements, and it can affect anyone.
Each person’s experience of Parkinson’s disease is different. With a combination of medication and allied health support, symptoms can be managed and people with Parkinson’s disease can live independent, rewarding lives.
Contact

Parkinson’s Victoria

on 1800 644 189 for information and support.

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CELEBRATE WORLD MS DAY WITH US AT THE 2021 MS WALK RUN + ROLL VIC

CELEBRATE WORLD MS DAY WITH US AT THE 2021 MS WALK RUN + ROLL VIC

Health Weeks

24-03-2021

We are very excited to bring you the MS Walk Run + Roll again in 2021!

In recognition of our wonderful MS Community who come and either Walk, Run or Roll. Enjoy a scenic course with views of the Melbourne city skyline, and some local wildlife. Celebrate the diversity of our fantastic participants, designed to allow everyone to take part, regardless of their mobility.

The 2021 MS Walk Run + Roll VIC is taking place on Sunday 30 May 2021 on World MS Day! A perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate.

The event is being held at Palms Lawn, Albert Park Lake, VIC 3206. Choose between a 5km and 10km distance.

Can’t take part in person? Why not join us VIRTUALLY. Move with us anywhere in VIC on Sunday 30 May 2021. Let’s move together so nobody has to face MS alone.

Learn more here

World Hearing Day 2021

World Hearing Day 2021

Health Weeks

27-02-2021

  • Good hearing and communication are important at all stages of life.
  • Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be avoided through preventative actions such as: protection against loud sounds; good ear care practices and immunization.
  • Hearing loss (and related ear diseases) can be addressed when it is identified in a timely manner and appropriate care sought.
  • People at risk of hearing loss should check their hearing regularly.
  • People having hearing loss (or related ear diseases) should seek care from a health care provider.

Learn  more here

Coronavirus hotline – If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline 1800 675 398

Coronavirus hotline – If you suspect you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline 1800 675 398

Health Weeks

12-02-2021

Statement from the Premier – Read more about Corona virus in Victoria here

I won’t waste words: today hurts.  Victorians know, better than anyone, just how deeply. 

But as we’ve seen – here in Australia and around the world – we are facing a new kind of enemy.

A virus that is smarter, and faster, and more infectious. 

And until we have a vaccine, we need to do everything we can to keep this virus at bay.

In the past 24 hours, five new cases have been identified.

It shows just how incredibly infectious this virus is. And our public health team tell us it’s only getting faster. Read More >

Even the best maintained pools can spread germs

Even the best maintained pools can spread germs

Health Weeks

16-01-2021

Did you know that although chlorine in pool water kills many #germs, it doesn’t immediately kill the crypto germs that can cause gastro?
Some #germs, such as #Crypto, can live in pool water for days and make people sick.
Without your help even the best maintained pools can spread germs. Follow the #HealthySwimming steps to help keep the pool clean for everyone to enjoy!
 
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