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Summer's over and the weather is starting to turn colder...
 

This is the time of the year to be mindful of your health. As winter approaches there are some things you can do to make it easier on yourself. We have some helpful tips...

 

 

   
 

 

Eating well and exercising regularly are always a good start. But do you feed a fever and starve a cold? Is a flu shot really worth it? How do you avoid the slew of bugs that start to spread through friends and family at this time of year...

 

Autumn is here. Get ready for a healthier winter. 

 
 
 

 

 

  

 

 

 
   
 
Dr Google will see you now.

 

 
 

Statistics show that most people today turn to the internet for health information before they see a professional. Some regularly turn up to their practice with a screed of internet print outs or bookmarks on their phone. But how reliable is Dr Google, really?

 

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INDEPENDENCE DAY.

 

Your baby's growing up. Eventually they're going to need some space to talk with the family practice team about their health and some of the tougher issues, on their own.

 

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FEED A COLD, STARVE A FEVER...

 

You've heard it a thousand times - but how much truth is in some of those 'old wives' tales?
They're common bits of motherly advice passed down through generations that make you feel cared for at your worst.
These are the myths and surprising truths about what helps and hinders your winter woes.

 

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JUST ONE MORE THING.

 

Are you an appointment-overloader? There's a reason your practice team wish you'd only bring one issue at a time, and it's all about you...

Why you'll get the best out of your doctor if you don't overload your appointment

 

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STAYING HEALTHY AS THE WEATHER COOLS.

 

Your general practice team has a whole lot of ways to help as we head into the cooler months, starting with the trusty ‘flu shot…

 

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It's after hours. Now what?

 

 
 

We’d all much rather see a general practice team we know - and who are familiar with us - but illness or injuries often don’t respect office hours. Where to go depends on the facilities available where you are. Thankfully, we have Healthline to help us work that out.

 

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Some interesting asides...

 

 

 

  

The word 'gymnasium' comes from the Greek word gymnazein, which means 'to exercise naked.' However, that practice, not surprisingly, is frowned upon in most modern gyms.

 

 

  

The human body is capable of achieving some remarkable speeds - for example, nerve impulses travel at over 400km/hr. A cough travels at around 100km/hr!

 

 

  

Our eyes are incredible. It’s estimated that they can distinguish up to ten million different colour surfaces.

 

 

  

Of the 206 bones in the average human adult's body, 106 are in the hands and feet.
(There are 54 in the hands and 52 in the feet)

 

 

 

   
 
If you have any health questions or concerns,
talk to our General Practice Team... we're here to help.
 

 

   
 

 

 

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If you have any health questions, your General Practice team is the first place you should turn.

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