Mental illness affects your ability to function, cause problems in your day to day activities, and affect your relationships. It is important, therefore, to identify the symptoms of mental health concerns before they progress into mental illness.
According to statistics, the flu causes an average of 3,500 deaths, approximately 18,000 hospitalisations, and 300,000 GP consultations in Australia each year. Those who have a chronic disease have a 40 times increased risk of death from influenza.
To protect yourself against a flu infection, you need a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines cause your body to develop antibodies that will provide protection against influenza viruses during the upcoming flu season.
Peregian Family Medical Centre is now using the HotDoc App, a new way to book medical appointments online. It's simple, convenient to use, and saves you time. All you have to do is download the app and you can start booking appointments using your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone!
Once melanoma is diagnosed, doctors determine its risk profile to develop a treatment approach. This process is called staging. The stage of a cancer describes how much the illness has spread and is used to estimate the patient's survival rate.
Recalling a patient is an essential part of the healthcare system, a recall could be issued for a number of reasons and is an indication that your General Practitioner (GP) does require your attendance in a follow-up appointment.