272018Jun
Your Funny Bone

Your Funny Bone

Fun)ny Bone When I  asked what I should write this blog on, I was told to write something fun.  ‘Fun!’,  I wondered. ‘But this is medicine!?’. I thought long and hard… Fun… Funny… Funny Bone! I’ve always wondered why it’s called the funny bone. Have you? I’m talking about the unpleasant, strange sensation that occurs sometimes…

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202018Jun
Proven traditional, natural treatment: Exercise

Proven traditional, natural treatment: Exercise

Exercise – The Good Old Drug Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The key is to find the right exercise for you.   The benefits of increasing your exercise output will improve your general physical health, mental health, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and can…

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62018Jun
Crazy Socks 4 Docs

Crazy Socks 4 Docs

Crazy Socks 4 Docs June 1 2018 If you were at Victoria Point Surgery last Friday you may have noticed something unusual! Our staff were participating in Crazy Socks 4 Drs. On June 1 Medical professionals were encouraged to wear loud, crazy and  outrageous socks as part of the mental health of Drs and health practitioners…

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92018May
Does your child keep getting school sores?

Does your child keep getting school sores?

School sores (aka impetigo) are a skin infection caused by bacteria, commonly Staphylococcus aureus or ‘Staph’. They are common among school aged children (hence the name) and highly contagious. They appear as crops of blisters or honey-coloured crusts. When the blisters rupture they may weep a clear fluid. Children may spread it to other parts…

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242018Apr
Children’s Flu Clinic

Children’s Flu Clinic

Victoria Point Surgery will be holding a Family Friendly Flu Clinic, to enable Mums, Dad and Kids to get their preventative Flu shot together. Children aged 6 months to 4 years old are eligible for a FREE flu shot, and others at a cost of only $12. These clinics are on Saturday the 28th April…

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242018Apr
Free Influenza vaccine for Children

Free Influenza vaccine for Children

In 2018, the Queensland Government will provide free influenza vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years of age. The free vaccine will be made available through general practices and other childhood immunisation providers, in preparation for the 2018 influenza season. Influenza causes substantial illness in children and vaccination is proven to reduce the…

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112018Apr
Going Overseas ?

Going Overseas ?

Going on holidays? Are you going on a cruise soon? Planning a trip overseas? Are your vaccinations up to date? Most travel vaccinations require more than one injection, sometimes up to six months apart, so make sure you come in with plenty of time to spare before your trip to ensure you’re up to date….

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42018Apr

Acid Tile Colon and Sausage Poisoning

Acid Tile Colon and Sausage Poisoning Botulinum toxin is pretty impressive. You probably know it as Botox ™. The story of botox is the story of acetylcholine, more on that later. We stole botox from a bacteria. We knew about it because our previous experiences with botox were bad, the type of bad that brings…

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282018Mar
Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins & Minerals

When patients ask me what are the best vitamin supplements to buy I tell them “none” In general you are far better off investing in plenty of fruit and vegetables, combining this with a healthy balanced diet with lean meat, grains, legumes and dairy. Vitamins by definition are essential to life. They are organic products…

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202018Mar
Don’t Miss Out

Don’t Miss Out

Did you know that the Flu Vaccine program is being expanded in Queensland in 2018? Did you notice a lot of flu last year? There were more than 50,000 cases in Queensland, nearly double the average.  Also, over 500 kids under 5 had to be admitted to hospital because of the flu. Children are particularly…

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