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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142018Mar
NEW DIMENSIONS

NEW DIMENSIONS

Did you know that Victoria Point Surgery are now running a fortnightly Weight Loss Support Group called New Dimensions? Work with your own GP to set goals and design your own plan of attack – then check in with us once a fortnight to have an assessment, review your progress against your goals and get…

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72018Mar
Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel Cancer Screening Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia. 15,253 Australians are told they have bowel cancer each year, including 2,186 people under the age of 55. 55% diagonsed are male with a 90%…

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302018Jan
Give it up Hyperhidrosis, your diabolical plans won’t work this time!

Give it up Hyperhidrosis, your diabolical plans won’t work this time!

‘Give it up Hyperhidrosis, your diabolical plans won’t work this time!’ Yes, I’m hilarious, and although the condition, hyperhidrosis, sounds like the name of a comical supervillain it’s no joke. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. Everyone knows the feeling of embarrassment from having sweat stains but imagine huge sweat stains, big dark wet rings under your…

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