Posts by Seven Hills Family Doctors

‘Tis the season to be jolly?’

‘Tis the season to be jolly?  Resolving conflict in healthier ways We are constantly communicating with others and even ourselves. It’s something we all do every day, in every encounter we have with those around us. Given that this is something we all do all the time, you’d think we might be rather good at…

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Hepatitis C in a Kombi

He was 6’4”, easily 130kg and agitated: “Get out of my way man, I’m going to my meeting!”. My medical colleague Matt and I had our backs to the wall and this fellow was not interested in our offer of a free liver test and $20 Woolies voucher. “I’m going to NA. Do you know…

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When should bedwetting become a concern?

  Bedwetting, or primary enuresis, refers to a child passing urine while sleeping, after never having any periods of consistent night time dryness. It is a complicated process and can be exhausting and demoralizing for children and their parents and caregivers. So what’s normal? And what can you do if you feel your child has…

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New year, new you?

Setting New Year’s goals that are built to last It’s that time of the year when we face the end of one year and begin to move forward to the next.  It’s a time that brings about a natural desire to do some internal, psychological housekeeping.  Anyone who has made a New Year’s resolution or…

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Sometimes the bully lies within

Have you ever found yourself feeling sad or anxious over seemingly minor things? Perhaps a conversation didn’t go as you had hoped, you find yourself fretting about an un-returned phone call or message?  Sometimes, it’s the way we think about these everyday experiences which gets us in a knot.  The way we interpret things, the…

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It’s time to act!

Of the 4.1 million unvaccinated people in Australia who make up the majority? Children? Adolescents? No. As published by researchers at UNSW recently, 92 per cent (3.8 million) adults are unvaccinated and they are putting us all at risk. The Government provides free adult vaccines for influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia and shingles for people over the…

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It’s Movember time

Movember Summer is nearly upon us and, in addition to the re-emergence of cricket, tennis and the beach, there has been a noticeable increase in the hairy upper lip; the Mo’s have grown, and it’s time to tackle some issues that we simply don’t address usually. At Seven Hills Family Doctors we are committed to…

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