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17 09, 2018

Victorian Seniors Festival – 8th-12th October 2018

By |September 17th, 2018|Clinic News|

Seniors week is about celebrating people 55 and over and the contributions they make to our community. The Mildura region is offering activities throughout the week that are free or inexpensive to help encourage our seniors to GET OUT and GET INVOLVED!! Why not try something new.

Tickets will be available from the following venues from the 10th September til sold out.

Mildura Rural City Council- 76 Deakin Ave, Mildura

Ouyen Service Centre- 79 Oke Street, Ouyen

Tickets can also be purchased over the […]

8 08, 2018

World Breastfeeding Week- 1st-7th August 2018

By |August 8th, 2018|Clinic News|

This Event was first put together by WHO, UNICEF and WABA to promote the health benefits of breastfeeding in the first 6 months of an infant’s life.

It is important to keep in mind how common it is for mothers to experience ups and downs with breastfeeding. However it is also important to not give up unless you really want to. There’s a lot of help available and most problems can be overcome.

Breastfeeding can be a special time for mother and […]

11 07, 2018

White Ribbon awareness night out- 27th July

By |July 11th, 2018|Clinic News|

 

White Ribbon is an organisation that helps to raise awareness and helping bring an end to violence against women. Violence against women is not just a women’s issue it’s a social issue, it’s everybody’s issue!

The White Ribbon organisation receives less than 10% funding from the government. The organisation relies on generous donations from everyday Australians to enable the work that needs to be done to end men’s violence against women.

It doesn’t have […]

1 06, 2018

Kids Health

By |June 1st, 2018|Clinic News|

Kids Health

Being active and eating healthy plays a big part in a child’s life. Everyone, not just kids should be active every day in as many ways as possible. Not being active can cause an energy imbalance which is when you take in more energy than you actually use. Poor diets can make children sluggish, tired, moody, irritable and sometimes constipated or bloated. Such symptoms can affect kids with their school work and […]

2 05, 2018

Food Allergy Awareness Week- 13 May 2018 to 19 May 2018

By |May 2nd, 2018|Clinic News|

Food allergy week is an important annual initiative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. The campaign aims to raise awareness about food allergy in Australia as the numbers are growing at an alarming rate. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy.

An allergic reaction can quickly become life threatening and people can die from a food allergy. The risk cannot be removed however it can be managed.

A food allergy is an immune system response to a […]

2 05, 2018

Schizophrenia Awareness Week- 20th- 27th May 2018

By |May 2nd, 2018|Clinic News|

This week aims at reducing the stigma often shown around schizophrenia and has been proven to be very effective having been held every May since 1986. The theme is ‘do what you can do’ asking people to join in, taking action to promote the week.

Schizophrenia is a medical condition affecting the normal functioning of the brain altering a person’s ability to think, feel and act. For many this medical condition is a prolonged illness which can involve years of distressing […]

5 04, 2018

Youth Homelessness Matters Day- 18th April 2018

By |April 5th, 2018|Clinic News|

More than 26,000 young Australians do not have a home. In most cases it is due to escaping conflict and violence in the home.  People associate homelessness with living on the streets however this is only a small part of the problem. Homelessness is about not having a home full stop, this includes ‘couch surfing’ temporarily with friends, family or people they don’t know very well. This may seem harmless however […]

14 03, 2018

Be alarmed! Change your smoke alarm battery!

By |March 14th, 2018|Clinic News|

(Sunday 1st April, 2018 clocks back an hour at 3am)

Working smoke alarms provide vital early warning in the event of a fire. Smoke alarms are essential to wake people if a fire breaks out as when people are asleep they can’t smell smoke. They give occupants early warning and time to evacuate safely.

A good time to remember to change your smoke alarm batteries is when you change your clocks twice a year, being when daylight savings time begins and ends. […]

28 02, 2018

MULTIPLE BIRTH AWARENESS WEEK – 11th-18th March 2018

By |February 28th, 2018|Clinic News|

When couples find out they are expecting a multiple pregnancy it can be overwhelming. Concerns over money, how they will cope, what will be needed, how will this affect the pregnancy, these questions can consume expecting parents minds. So it can really help to know that you are not alone and that many other couples have and are experiencing exactly the same roller coaster of emotions.

Becoming a member of any support group […]

10 01, 2018

The Pap Test has changed. More accurate. Less often.

By |January 10th, 2018|Clinic News|

Download the information brochure here.

Cervical Screening Test

Cervical screening has changed in Australia. The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that having a Cervical Screening Test every five years is just as safe, and is more effective than having a Pap test every two years. The test is a quick and simple procedure to check the health […]