February 28, 2018

An outbreak of Hepatitis A has been identified in Victoria, with 27 confirmed outbreak cases. Widespread local transmission is occurring and the outbreak is affecting gay, bisexual and other MSM, and people who inject drugs.

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) alerts a free,...

February 14, 2018

Chronic conditions are often associated with the most unwell members of our population, particularly the elderly. So when we look at the stats and find that 1 in every 2 Australians are living with a chronic condition, it’ is not surprising that it comes as a bit of a...

January 9, 2018

1. Walk

Walking is an activity that everyone can do, regardless of age, sporting ability or fitness level. It offers a number of benefits, including cardiovascular fitness and endurance and slowing the rate at which we lose muscle mass and bone mineral.

2. Drop the junk

S...

January 4, 2018

Please note that cervical cancer screening changes from 1 December 2017 with a new 5 yearly screening test replacing the 2 yearly Pap smears. Screening now starts in sexually active women from the age of 25 years, and looks for persisting infection from cancer inducing...

January 2, 2018

With another year behind us, it’s typical for many of us to consider what our goals for 2018 might involve. There is no doubt that a large proportion of us will make a fitness goal that we hope to achieve this year. Whether it be weight loss, fitness gain, or healthier...

December 12, 2017

At Cranbourne Stawell Clinic, we are aware that research evidence suggests that the most effective policies for reducing alcohol consumption and related harms are those focused on restricting its availability and accessibility; however, such strategies are often not im...

December 7, 2017

Whooping cough (pertussis) vaccinations remain free for pregnant women over 28 weeks gestation during every pregnancy, and partners of pregnant women over 28 weeks gestation if they have not received one within the last 10 years. Recommendations for updating a Pertussi...

November 14, 2017

At Cranbourne Stawell Clinic, we treat many patients who suffer from osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs...

October 10, 2017

As you are most likely aware, there has been an outbreak of measles in Melbourne with another four cases confirmed during the past week. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever and can lead to more serious, sometimes fatal complic...

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