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COVID-19 - January 2022
Updates on health advice relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.
Nov 11, 2021
Have you heard of the 45 – 49-year-old health check?
Are you 45 – 49 years old? Did you know that you are eligible for a free health check? Do you know what sort of health screening you...
Oct 13, 2021
Skin Cancer - should I be worried?
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia; accounting for ~ 80% of all new cancer diagnoses annually. By the...
Sep 8, 2021
Why Are We Still Catching Colds in Lockdown?
We are being so vigilant with hand washing. We are hand sanitising like crazy. We are wearing masks. We are home schooling our...
Jun 22, 2021
Menstrual Headaches are Driving me Crazy!!
There are many different triggers for headache but did you know that the changes in your hormone levels around your period can be a...
Jun 3, 2021
Flu Season! Should I get the Flu Shot?
The flu is often mistaken for the common cold but it is in fact, very different. You are much more unwell, often missing a week or more...
May 3, 2021
Weight loss – Where do I start?
About two thirds of Australian adults are above a healthy weight range. For those who want to reduce their weight, the process can be...
Mar 24, 2021
Electronic Prescriptions – eScripts A convenient alternative to paper prescriptions
What are eScripts? An electronic prescription or eScript is a digital version of a paper prescription. During your appointment, your...
Mar 7, 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine – What do I need to know?
There are two COVID vaccines which have been approved for use in Australia. These are the Pfizer or BIoNTech vaccine and the AstraZeneca...
Jan 7, 2021
What the Kyleena is and why consider it
The Kyleena is the latest hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) to be approved for use in Australia. IUDs are a great option for women who...
Oct 17, 2020
Prostate Cancer Screening - Should we do it?
What is PSA? PSA is a protein produced by normal as well as malignant or cancer cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test is a blood test...
Sep 13, 2020
Post Natal Depression (PND) – what is it?
There are a huge array of emotions when it comes to pregnancy and having a new baby and whilst the majority of these are positive; it is...
Aug 5, 2020
What is a General Practitioner (GP)?
What is a GP and Why Should I have One? A GP is a fully trained doctor who is also a specialist in their own right. They are primarily...
Jul 9, 2020
GENETIC TESTING: WHAT, WHY AND WHERE
We have the ability to test for genes which we may carry and pass on to children, or to test our DNA to see if we are likely to develop...
May 30, 2020
Taking care of your Mental Health during COVID-19
The amount of change that we have experienced in our community in a few short months has been for want of a better word “unprecedented,”...
May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Update - April 2020
The Australian Department of Health is managing the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a Health Emergency. In response to the developing...
Apr 27, 2020
2020 Flu Update
On 27 April 2020: Our patients’ ongoing health and well being is very important to us so please do not avoid visiting your doctor here at...
Feb 8, 2020
Important notice for anyone that has returned from overseas in the last 14 days
If you could be at risk of having the COVID19 virus & are planning to see one of our doctors here at Leichhardt General Practice, you...
Sep 6, 2019
Stay healthy on your holiday! Here's what you've got to do
Are you about to travel overseas? Or even just in the planning process? Seeing your GP is one of the most important things to do before...
Jul 5, 2019
Chlamydia - What do I do?
Caused by the bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis, Chlamydia is an easily contracted Sexually Transmitted Infection/Disease that can lead to...