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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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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month October This October, Seven Hills Family Doctors has joined the National Breast Cancer Foundation in its awareness campaign and its goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. The current statistics are concerning with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and 8 women dying…

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National Asthma week is the first week of September and at Seven Hills Family Doctors we are supporting the National Asthma Council and Asthma Foundations in improving people’s health and Asthma control. One way to better breathing includes the 5Bs: Become informed Blow away allergy Brush up on technique Befriend your health professional Be even…

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Well all the Bridge to Brisbane numbers are in – hundreds of thousands in funds raised across multiple charities, revamped 5km and 10km courses traversing the great bridges of Brisbane (excluding the old Gateway start which was not missed) and 8th place in my age group as Seven Hills Family Doctors running representative. I’d like…

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Zika virus: What you should know Virus quick facts Zika is a mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes (primarily by the Aedes aegypti species.) These mosquitos are found throughout much of the Americas, Asia, and Africa, in both tropical and sub-tropical regions. The Aedes mosquito bite both indoors and outdoors and mostly during the daytime.…

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The 20th running of Brisbane’s iconic Bridge to Brisbane is just over 2 months away and training programs should now be in full swing. Yours truly has been mixing it up with some tempo runs as well as some higher yielding intensity training to try and make gains. Niggling calves and dodgy knees aside, the…

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  With the cooler months finally arriving in Brisbane, the 2016 running program has been unveiled. I won’t be doing the Gold Coast Marathon this year but have registered for the all new 5km Bridge to Brisbane (Sunday August 28). While there is no longer the crushing start of the Gateway Bridge, the new courses…

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