Some other useful links on the website – based in UK so not all local advice applies https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator located on the Heart Foundation’s website.
or use link
The Heart Age Calculator asks questions about age, sex, smoking and diabetes status, Body Mass Index, cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels and BP medication, and whether there is an immediate family history of heart attack or stroke. If the calculator determines a consumer’s heart age is higher than their actual age, it recommends they see their doctor for a heart health check. The calculator is not a clinical tool and the Heart Foundation recommends doctors or health professionals use the Absolute CVD Risk Assessment tool to complete a heart health check.
YDMC congratulates Dr Melinda Lattimore on completing her Rural General Practice training with ACCRM – she has obtained the qualification of FACRRM and ASA – the ASA reflects her completion of the training requirement for GP anaesthetists per the Joint Consultative Committee on Anaesthesia. She will be providing anaesthetic coverage for Operating Theatres and Accident and Emergency at Young Health Service.
Cancer Australia has released an updated Position Statement – Testing for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women.
Look at website canceraustralia.gov.au
The Australian Government has extended the provision of free catch-up vaccines for refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years or over through the National Immunisation Program. Please book to see one of our registered Nurses who are update with all immunisations
Dr Nazneen Hasan joins as advanced GPSynergy Registrar for 6 months; ANU Medical students for 2019 are Stephanie Pollard and Hannah Collings-Andrews
CMI’s may assist in your awareness of medications – the Australian Medical Association has raised concerns about the complexity and readability of CMIs In response, the Minister for Health has agreed to discuss with stakeholders how best to revise and improve the CMI format. In the meantime, please discuss any concerns with information in the CMI with your GP who can assist Of course there is website https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ or an app for your smart phone https://www.tga.gov.au/medsearch-app
Rip currents have claimed the lives of several swimmers at Australian beaches already this summer. Here’s how to spot a rip (and what to do if you get caught in one). https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2018/how-to-spot-a-rip/?fbclid=IwAR24zh7j96FbrBOqzRYs1szLwDHPQlIRoaWwJd4jJmt-VKTlpKTu6P7JIcI
YDMC is an Approved Yellow Fever Vaccination clinic
– please refer to Australian Government Website
Yellow fever is a LIVE vaccine and is not given routinely to those less than 9 months or older than 60 years.
Please consider these issues before planning your holidays.
Our practices Nurses can conduct a preliminary travel advice / planning sessions and discuss your requirements with a General Practiioner
reference map available at https://www.cdc.gov/yellowfever/maps/index.html
Dr Edwin Kwan & Arlene Ghana continues with their GP training with us.
Dr Natasha Lalani has returned from Maternity leave – she is working 3 days per week in 2018 and increasing to 4 days per week in 2019. Dr Melinda Lattimore has finished her advanced training in Anaesthetics – CONGRATULATIONS!