My Health Record – An online summary of your health information

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My Health Record is a national secure online summary of your health information. Having a My Health Record means your important health information like allergies, medical conditions and treatments, medicine details, test or scan reports can be accessed through one system. Healthcare providers like doctors, specialists and hospital staff can see it online from anywhere … Continue reading My Health Record – An online summary of your health information

Asthma Action Plan and Asthma Treatment

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What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic long-term condition that can be managed but never fully cured. Asthma affects the airways of your lungs causing them to narrow and swell, resulting in wheezing and difficulty breathing. During breathing air goes in through your nose or mouth to the upper airways, at which point it reaches … Continue reading Asthma Action Plan and Asthma Treatment

What you need to know about the 2016 Flu Season

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This year’s influenza vaccine will protect against four different strains of the virus, and will be rolled out in April, later than usual. The new vaccine will be provided on the National Immunisation Program. It is an upgrade on last year’s vaccine, which only protected against three strains, and this measure is in response to … Continue reading What you need to know about the 2016 Flu Season

Compass Trial – Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer

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The Brighton Family & Women’s Clinic and its patients have been selected to take part in an important trial in the prevention of cervical cancer in Women. It is known that long term infection with certain types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer in Women. Research done overseas has shown … Continue reading Compass Trial – Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer