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My Health Record opt out date announced

This year, every Australian will get a My Health Record unless they tell us they don’t want one. Based on independent research, individuals have told us that the most acceptable channel to receive information about the My Health Record is via their healthcare providers. What is My Health Record? My Health Record is a secure […]

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EARLY DETECTION OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting Australians particularly for Australians over the age of 50. Osteoporosis can lead to fractures. Trauma fractures will result in loss of quality life, loss of independence and increased mortality. Early detection can prevent a first fracture. For patients who have already minimal fractures, investigation and initiation of osteoporosis medication is crucial […]

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BEST TIME FOR A FLU SHOT

Influenza is a viral disease that occurs seasonally, usually in winter, and causes a number of deaths every year. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new strain of influenza virus emerges, spreading around the globe and infecting many people at once and the number of deaths may increase dramatically. Every year people in certain high-risk […]

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CHRISTMAS and HOLIDAY MESSAGE

Dear Patients Thank you for choosing Poets Corner Medical Centre to provide your health care. We are wishing you all of the joys of the Holiday Season and look forward to serving you in the coming New Year. The Clinic will be closed from 24 December 2017 to 1 January 2018. We will open again […]

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NATIONAL CERVICAL SCREENING PROGRAM: Cervical Screening Test

Did you know that Cervical Screening has changed in Australia? The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. Scientific evidence and latest medical studies shows that the New Cervical Screening Test is more effective at detecting the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical abnormalities at an early stage. […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Test

Our Clinic has made a commitment to promote health of its patients and to provide education regarding preventative health measures that you can take to maintain a healthy lifestyle. By getting colorectal cancer screening tests regularly, colorectal cancer can be found and treated early when the chances for cure are best. Many of tests can […]

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Start Fighting Flu Now Before It Arrives

The winter season is coming and it is the best time to have the flu shot to keep you covered for the colder months. Influenza, which is commonly known as “the flu” is contagious viral disease that spreads in the spray from coughs and sneezes. The flu can be life threatening or even fatal for vulnerable patients. […]

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This Practice Now Treats Hep C. Get Tested Get Treated

Have you been exposed to Hep C? Risk Factors include: Tattoos or skin piercings Recipients of organs, tissues, blood or blood products before February 1990 (in Australia) Previous incarceration History of injecting drug use Born in a country with a high rate of Hep C (eq: Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean or Africa) Aboriginal […]

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SHINGLES VACCINATION PROGRAM

Zostavax shingles vaccine is now available free from 1 November 2016 for adults aged 70-79 years of age. Shingles is unpredictable and can be serious.  97% of adults have the virus that causes shingles within them. 1 in 3 adults may develop shingles in their life time. Incidence and severity of shingles increases with age. […]

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Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (e Health Record)

An eHealth record is a summary of your health information that you and your chosen health services can see online—whenever you need and from wherever you are. The eHealth record system provides an active online record that follows you as you move through Australia’s health system, capturing important clinical and treatment information at different points […]

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