During extreme heat, whether it is one hot day or a heatwave, remember:  Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty (if your doctor normally limits your fluids, check how much to drink during hot weather). Keep yourself cool by using wet towels, putting your feet in cool water and taking cool (not…

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Some people are at higher risk of skin cancer than others, but anyone can get it. The most preventable cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet light either from the sun or from artificial sources like tanning beds The best way to improve the outcome for melanoma and other serious skin cancers is early…

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Legionnaire’s disease has been recently found in Melbourne CBD cooling tower.  Legionnaire’s is a rare form of pneumonia. Not everyone who comes into contact with the bacteria is affected. Early treatment can prevent the disease from becoming severe. The growth of the legionella bacteria in spa’s and cooling towers can be controlled. You can take…

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Meningococcal disease is caused by bacteria. Although uncommon, it can become very serious, very quickly. Adolescents are at increased risk of meningococcal disease and are more likely to spread the disease to others. The Meningococcal ACWY vaccine is being offered free by the Victorian Government,  to adolescents in Years 10, 11 and 12 at school,…

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Immunisation Update Central Clinic provides all childhood immunisations and registers all childhood immunisations with the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). ACIR is a national register administered by Medicare Australia that records a child’s immunisation history and provides an immunisation history statement to their parent or guardian. This statement can be used by parents and guardians as…

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