Flu Clinic dates

We have received a small amount of Flu vaccine, so will be holding Flu Clinics on the following dates: Tuesday 10th May Wednesday 11th May Monday 16th May Tuesday 17th May Wednesday 18th May Friday 20th May Places are limited so please call us on 6628 0505 to book a spot. We have ordered more Flu vaccine and will publish additional Flu Clinic dates once this has been received. Please be assured...

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2016 Flu Vaccination

If you are over 65, pregnant or have a chronic disease, you are entitled to a free flu vaccine. If you are a regular patient with the clinic and you do not fit into these categories, you can attend our Express Clinics to obtain a script. Express Clinics are held every weekday (except public holidays) from 8.30-9.15am at the Annexe and from 5.00-5.45pm at the main Clinic. As you can imagine,...

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Is General Practice good value for money?

Last year taxpayers spent A$6.3 billion on GP services through Medicare, about 6% of the total government health expenditure. The authors of the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program their assessment of whether this represented good value for money. Their conclusion, as outlined in the infographic above, is that We get the best bang for our buck from General...

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Mediterranean Diet wins again!

Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print] The Effects of a Mediterranean Diet on Need for Diabetes Drugs and Remission of Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: Follow-up of a Randomized Trial – Esposito K1, Maiorino MI, Petrizzo M, Bellastella G, Giugliano D. There can now be little doubt that we all need to move to Tuscany. In this 8 year follow up of a previous study, the low carb...

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Main meal at breakfast or dinner?

HHigh Caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women. [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013] – PubMed – NCBI Having your main meal at breakfast, rather than dinner, has some benefits. However, I’m sticking to dinner. Much more fun. OBJECTIVE: Few studies examined the association between time-of-day of nutrient intake and the...

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How many Calories per day for maintained weight loss?

Effects of prescribing 1,000 versus 1,500 kilocalories per day in the behavioral treatment of obesity: a randomized trial. [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013] – PubMed – NCBI: “” Controversy exists regarding the optimal energy prescription to promote successful long-term behavioral management of obesity. Prescribing intake of 1,000 (vs. 1,500) kcal/day may produce larger...

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