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19 June: Red Apple Day

2019-06-11T14:34:19+10:00June 16th, 2019|

June is bowel cancer awareness month. On Red Apple Day (19 June) we give away red apples to help raise awareness about bowel cancer screening. About Bowel Cancer Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) can affect any part of the large bowel (colon) or rectum. Most bowel cancers start as benign, non-threatening growths (called polyps) on the wall or lining of the bowel. Some polyps are harmless but other can become cancerous (malignant). Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world with 1 in 13 Australians developing the disease in their lifetime. Almost 90% [...]

April Falls Day! No jokes, here’s ten ways to help reduce the risk of falling

2019-03-27T08:31:24+10:00March 31st, 2019|

On April Falls Day, and throughout the month of April, Bulli Medical Practice is raising awareness about falls prevention. Falls are a major health issue with around 30% of Australians over 65 years experiencing at least one fall per year. Most elderly people fall in and around their home, but falls are also common in aged care facilities. An injury, such as a broken leg or hip, as a result of a fall can lead to major life changes, such as where you can live. Risk Factors Your chances of falling may be increased if you've had a fall in [...]

Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

2018-12-19T17:01:09+10:00December 19th, 2018|

Wishing all our patients and their families a very happy holiday season. Our opening hours over Christmas and New Year are detailed below. DATE HOURS Monday 24th December 8am-5pm Tuesday 25th December* CLOSED Wednesday 26th December* CLOSED Thursday 27th December 8am-8pm (Normal Hours) Friday 28th December 8am-8pm (Normal Hours) Saturday 29th December 8am-12pm Monday 31st December 8am-5pm Tuesday 1st January* CLOSED Wednesday 2nd January 8am-8pm (Normal Hours)    

World AIDS day: 1 December

2018-11-16T10:09:04+10:00November 28th, 2018|

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December to raise awareness about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.  The 2018 Australian theme for World AIDS Day is: HIV is still here - and it's on the move. World AIDS Day aims to: Encourage Australians to educate themselves and others about HIV Take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting prevention strategies Ensure that people living with HIV can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination. For more information about HIV, how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented, visit: World AIDS Day [...]

White Ribbon Day: Friday 23 November

2018-11-16T10:08:43+10:00November 15th, 2018|

White Ribbon Day is Australia’s national day for raising awareness of men’s violence against women, and how to prevent it. Why we ALL need to spread the message and help STOP domestic violence! Recent reports of homicide and violence against women in the Australian media have shocked and saddened us all. But the statistics are even more distressing. On average, one Australian woman is murdered by her current or former partner every week. According to an Australian Bureau of Statistics survey: 1 in 2 women experienced sexual harassment during her lifetime. 1 in 5 women experienced sexual violence since the [...]

National Skin Cancer Action Week November 18-24

2018-11-16T10:34:24+10:00November 4th, 2018|

With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, Skin Cancer Action Week is an important reminder for all Australians to sun protect and get a check-up for early skin cancer detection. More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year, and Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer, with costs increasing substantially over the past few years. However, most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection. That’s why this National Skin Cancer Action Week, all Australians are urged to use [...]

Farewell Morning Tea for Karen

2018-11-16T10:09:12+10:00October 16th, 2018|

We will soon say farewell to our senior practice nurse, Karen Ruskin. Karen has worked at Bulli Medical Practice for over 23 years. She started when Dr Bill Feneley owned the practice and when Drs Julie Blaze and Jeff Hall took over, Karen continued her role and helped them during many transformations. As the Practice grew, Karen took the role of Senior Nurse. She remained committed to the highest quality of patient care and has always been highly respected and well-liked by her colleagues and patients. We all wish Karen a rich and rewarding retirement. She plans to spend more time [...]

World Osteoporosis Day: October 20

2018-11-16T10:10:13+10:00September 30th, 2018|

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as a result of a minor fall, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability. Signs Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra. Loss of height over time. A stooped posture. A bone fracture that occurs much more easily than expected. Risk Factors Females are at higher [...]

R U OK? Day 13 September

2018-11-16T10:10:21+10:00September 13th, 2018|

Today is R U OK? Day. If you have noticed someone seems out of sorts, agitated or withdrawn then it's time to start a conversation with them. R U OK? can help you with tips on how to ask, listen, encourage and check-in with your friend, family member or colleague. If the conversation becomes too big for you to manage alone, or if the person is at risk - please contact your GP or other health professional as soon as you can.

Women’s Health Week: 3-7 September

2018-11-16T10:10:32+10:00September 2nd, 2018|

The two biggest barriers that prevent women from maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time of the year for women to put themselves first and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime. Women's Health Week is an initiative of Jean Hailes, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women's health throughout the various stages of their lives. During Women's Health Week you can sign up to receive free health tips, recipes, videos, podcasts and more, aimed at inspiring you to live a healthier life. [...]

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