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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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‘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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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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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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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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