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Jan 16, 2019

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2018 was another good year for Family Doctors Plus. The biggest news was the birth of Dr Fiona’s gorgeous baby! Thank you for all your kind wishes for Dr Fiona and her expanding family. Dr Fiona is back at work now and will also be available on some weekends. Read on for our latest updates […]

Nov 28, 2018

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As Australians we are all aware of the dangers of storm season. But have you ever heard of thunderstorm asthma? Thunderstorm asthma can affect you even if you don’t usually suffer from asthma or hay fever. Read this quick guide to find out more and speak to your doctor if you have concerns. Who can […]

Nov 07, 2018

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The detection of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (or black lung disease) in some Australian miners in 2016 prompted a review of the health monitoring requirements for New South Wales coal workers. As a result, new regulations took effect in July 2018.   Here at Family Doctors Plus, Dr Maria Boulton and Dr Fiona Raciti are both […]

Nov 05, 2018

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Osteoporosis will be responsible for 165,000 broken bones in Australia this year. That’s a lot of fractures – and many of them could be prevented. What is osteoporosis, exactly? Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, making them weak and more likely to break. It develops when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more […]

Oct 31, 2018

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The Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme (previously called the Coal Board Medical) includes an assessment of Queensland coal mine workers: when they enter the industry at least every 5 years while they’re employed in the industry.   Here at Family Doctors Plus, Dr Maria Boulton and Dr Fiona Raciti are both registered to perform these […]

Oct 31, 2018

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  It’s safe to say that many women dread menopause. Commonly referred to as the ‘change of life’, the hormonal changes that accompany the end of menstruation can be physically uncomfortable and psychologically unsettling. Some common symptoms of menopause include: hot flushes, night sweats, and crawling or itching sensations under the skin restless sleep headaches […]

Aug 29, 2018

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Confused about meningococcal vaccines? Don’t worry, you are not alone. It is pleasing to see so much media coverage of the dangers of meningococcal disease and information about vaccines, however, this can leave some parents confused about what their child has had and what they need. So, what’s what? Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial […]

Aug 08, 2018

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Apart from skin cancers, prostate cancer is the commonest cancer affecting Australian men. Over 17,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2018 representing 23.8% of all cancers and is the third leading cause of male cancer deaths.  More men die of prostate cancer in Australia than women die of breast cancer with an estimated 3,500 […]

Jul 11, 2018

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The majority of skin cancers are found by people while they’re checking their own skin, or by a loved one who notices something’s changed. Examining yourself regularly, as well as having full checks by a doctor, is vital to early detection of skin cancer. Unsure of how to go about a self-examination? Here are the […]

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