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Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm asthma can affect anyone when pollen is distributed via weather events. In Melbourne our most prevalent months for this occurs in Spring, in particular November.  Asthma Australia website has important information for anyone wanting to know more about this kind of event: https://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au/act/about-asthma/resources/onair/2017/feb/thunderstorm-asthma . A review of an asthma management plan is advised prior … Continue reading Thunderstorm Asthma

Medicare Safety Net

Applies to anyone enrolled in Medicare.  The Safety Net provides singles, couples and families with a higher Medicare benefit once the threshold is reached.  For more information on Medicare Safety Net visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-safety-net/print

Staying Healthy During a Bushfire

The Dandenong Ranges is one of the most beautiful places in the world. And for a few days each year, our decision to live in this hilly, eucalypt forest environment, in summer, brings with it an obvious risk. A sensible, achievable Personal Bushfire Safety Plan is an important tool in a bushfire emergency. The CFA’s … Continue reading Staying Healthy During a Bushfire

Being Active In The Hills

When your doctor suggests that you need to be more active, where do you start? Living in an environment like ours should be synonymous with activity; a life lived in the fresh air, enjoying the great outdoors. But when it’s foggy or we’re running late, it’s so much easier to jump in the car and … Continue reading Being Active In The Hills

A Grand Design For The Hills Medical

The Hills Medical provides specialist services without patients having to leave the mountain It took 15 months of planning, three months of building works, much mud and hundreds of questions from intrigued patients before the ‘Grand Design’ first floor extension to The Hills Medical was completed. In 2004, when the ‘Arboreal Hall’ was purchased for … Continue reading A Grand Design For The Hills Medical

Chickenpox — It Isn’t Child’s Play

It’s ba-a-ack! Chickenpox (also known as Varicella) is doing the rounds in Upwey,particularly in schools and kinders in the area. Being one of the most contagious diseases around, it won’t be long before chickenpox starts making things very unpleasant up here in the hills community too. What can you do to avoid it? Make an … Continue reading Chickenpox — It Isn’t Child’s Play

Whooping Cough immunization for all ages

(Because love and good intentions aren’t enough to protect a newborn.) Right now, there is a sense of urgency in community health sectors around the world because, after years of effective immunization and disease control, Whooping Cough (also known as Pertussis) is coming back with a vengeance. For decades, the unimmunized among us had a … Continue reading Whooping Cough immunization for all ages