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World Hepatitis Day - get a liver health check at Park Medical Group

July 28, 2018 is World Hepatitis Day - the global theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day is ‘Find the Missing Millions’.

According to their website, 300 million people are currently living with viral hepatitis, but are unaware of their condition:

“Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, there is a call for people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.”

Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, caused by one of five different hepatitis viruses that are spread in different ways, and can affect different populations.

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Onsite Iron Infusion Services at Park Medical Group

We all know that the body needs iron.

But why?

Iron helps the body to produce haemoglobin, which is the protein molecule in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your tissues.

If your iron levels become too low, you may develop a condition called anaemia (otherwise known as iron deficiency). Your iron levels might drop if you experience excessive blood loss, have poor absorption from the gut, or practice poor eating habits.

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National Diabetes Week

The 8-14 July is National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week is an initiative of Diabetes Australia, and aims to ‘raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of diabetes’.

Diabetes is a complex and chronic condition caused when the body can’t regulate insulin production (it either doesn’t produce enough or produces none at all). Insulin is a hormone that helps to convert glucose (found in bread, cereals, fruit, soda, flavoured milk and more) into energy – so when little or no insulin is present in the bloodstream, glucose levels rise and cause a range of short and long-term health conditions.

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Is Sugar Ruining Your Health? 4 Tips to Help You Cut Down

These days, it seems like every day we are bombarded with new death and disease-causing agents. It can seem impossible to separate fact from fiction – one minute, coffee will kill you, and the next you’re being told that a cup of coffee every day can be good for your health. Chocolate and red wine, carbohydrates, fat – nothing is safe from media scare-mongering and continuous crazes: fitness regimens and cookbooks promising to get your health back on track.  

All this information can be confusing. So, what should you really be avoiding? Our favourite sweet ingredient, unfortunately, is something we all need to be careful of.  

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month throughout Australia. According to Bowel Cancer Australia 80 people die from bowel cancer in Australia every week, making it the 2nd deadliest cancer in the country.

Bowel Cancer Australia advocates early detection, and so it’s very important to visit your local GP should you be worried about any of the warning symptoms.

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Monday:8.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday:8.30am to 5.00pm
Wednesday:8.30am to 7.00pm
Thursday:8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday:8.30am to 7.00pm
Sat:9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday fees applied)
Sun & Public Holidays:9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sunday & P.H. fees applied)

CONTACT US

Park Medical Group
Unit 2, 779 Albany Highway
East Victoria Park WA 6101
Phone:9452 9999
Fax: 9470 5253

REMINDER SYSTEM

Because our practice is committed to preventative care, we may send you an occasional reminder regarding health services appropriate to your care. If your contact details change kindly inform one of our receptionist.

AFTER HOURS & EMERGENCY

Please phone Perth After Hours Medical Service 1300 000 362 or present yourself to your nearest Emergency Hospital