Thrive Magazine – August

Thrive Magazine – August

Welcome to Thrive Magazine! Health and Wellbeing Information for you and your family. Every month Thrive will deliver fresh information to guide and inform you on issues and challenges similar for all of us. Such as keeping our immune systems strong, our fitness and mobility healthy, our minds and emotions calm and focussed, and our friendships and […]

ePrescribing – Preparing your Practice

ePrescribing – Preparing your Practice

What is ePrescribing? Paperless prescriptions that are accessible using electronic devices for increased security and to help avoid losing paper scripts. How will electronic prescribing affect me? It will be an alternative to paper scripts which would help reduce the risk of spreading infection. Scripts will be sent via SMS or email and are used […]

TELEHEALTH & YOUR HEALTH

TELEHEALTH & YOUR HEALTH

As part of the Australian Government’s response to COVID-19, new temporary telehealth services have been introduced. WHY ARE THE CHANGES BEING MADE? This will take pressure off hospitals and emergency departments. Whole of population telehealth will allow people to access essential health services in their home and will support self-isolation and quarantine policies to reduce […]

INFLUENZA 2020

INFLUENZA 2020

Influenza 2020 The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications. For vulnerable Victorians, like children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system, the flu can have serious and devastating outcomes. It is spread by contact with respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. […]

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

THIS INFORMATION IS BROUGHT TO YOU FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES. Last updated: 03.03.2020 WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). This […]

Smoking

Smoking

SMOKING Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia with smoking estimated to kill almost 19,000 Australians a year and responsible for 9.0% of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2011. It is associated with an increased risk of a wide range of health conditions, including; heart […]

Measles Nov 2019

Measles Nov 2019

In 2019 there have now been 47 cases of confirmed measles notified in Victoria. Almost all cases are in people who are not fully immunised against measles, who have either travelled overseas or been in contact with travellers from overseas in Victoria. Many cases are people born since 1966 who believed they were fully immunised […]

Thunderstorm Asthma – Be Prepared!

Thunderstorm Asthma – Be Prepared!

What is epidemic thunderstorm asthma? Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma. When a large number of people develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time, caused by high amounts of grass pollen and a certain type of thunderstorm,  it is […]

INFLUENZA (FLU) SEASON HAS ARRIVED! 2019

INFLUENZA (FLU) SEASON HAS ARRIVED! 2019

HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF INFLUENZA! WHAT IS INFLUENZA (THE FLU)? INFLUENZA is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. INFLUENZA is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. Influenza is caused by infection with INFLUENZA viruses A, B and rarely C. It mainly affects the throat and lungs, but […]

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8TH MARCH 2019!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8TH MARCH 2019!

Take control of your health this Women’s Day. If you have been putting of going to the Doctor recently, here is your sign to make an appointment and get it done. Women are recommended to have a general check-up with their GP every year.  The aim of a health check is to help find, prevent or lessen […]