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Occupational Health during Tradies National Health Month at Park Medical Group

August is Tradies National Health Month.

MOccupational health is very important for employees who work in the trade industry, as all trades are physically demanding and the risk of various injuries in the workplace is high. Tradies National Health Month, as advocated by the Australian Physiotherapy Association:

“raises awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations—among tradies themselves, their families, employers and the wider community. With statistics showing almost 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie—despite making up only 30 per cent of the workforce—tradies' health must be everyone's priority.”

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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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Diet and Nutrition in the UK: Public Health Collaboration Annual Conference 2018

Park Medical Group’s own Doctor Sanjeev attended the Public Health Collaboration Annual Conference 2018 on May 19-20, held at the Royal College of General Practitioners, London.

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Dr Sanjeev with Dr Aseem Malhotra at Public Health Collaboration Conference in London, 19-20 May 2018. Aseem is a cardiologist in Britain and a world-leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease.

The Public Health Collaboration is “a charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decision for better public health” and is based in the United Kingdom.

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Low Carb Down Under Conference

In early May 2018, Park Medical Group’s own Doctor Sanjeev attended the Low Carb Down Under (LCDU) conference in Sydney.p>

LCDU advocates that a low carbohydrate, high healthy fat diet is essential to attaining optimal health and weight. This diet has been also been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver disease and obesity.

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Why seeing your GP for the flu vaccination is important

Winter is upon us again – and that means rain, wind, cold – and flu vaccinations.

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to illness and even death. The flu can be quickly spread through cities and countries, and millions of people (even healthy individuals) are infected annually.

This is why getting vaccinated against the flu is so important every year – and 2018 is no different.

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New Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Exclusive to Park Medical Group

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), can affect men of any age and background, and may be due to underlying medical or psychological issues, or a mixture of both. Studies suggest that over 50% of men suffer with some degree of Erectile Dysfunction. If you feel you are having issues with this condition – don’t be embarrassed to seek help.

Park Medical Group (PMG) now have access to a new ED treatment. ED1000 is an effective solution to Erectile Dysfunction currently available at Park Medical Group. Contact us to find out how our clinic can provide you with a clinically-proven treatment that is easy to administer, safe, and painless.

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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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