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“I find it hard to remember Christmas,” reflected the 70 year old gentleman before me. He was not  in cognitive decline, but was living the shared experience of millions with the calamity of covid19. Social distancing, hand hygiene, not seeing his grandchildren, not going out much at all really had become the discipline. But, thankfully,…

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COVID-19 Currently, the world is dealing with a global pandemic caused by a virus called Covid-19 or a new or ‘novel’ Coronavirus. A pandemic occurs when a new contagious disease emerges, that no-one has immunity to and it is spread across the globe. Covid-19 is in Australia and cases are increasing very quickly. It is…

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I brought flowers and hugs: faced with the Goliath of Motor Neurone Disease, I felt like David without a sling shot. She managed a frail smile and a whispery thank you. I helped the nurse transfer her into a specialised maxi taxi for an outing. Seeing my mate’s Mum suffer with MND revealed again the…

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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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  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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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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