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The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with national sides making their final preparations ahead of this summer’s tournament.

We now know the groups after December’s draw. England have been put together with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G.

Gareth Southgate’s side were not among the top seeds, meaning they featured in pot two during the proceedings.

And with England’s route now mapped out, Southgate will be able to ramp up preparations for the 2018 tournament. 2018 World cup, football News ,Gaming ,Betscore ,Casino …

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Kidney Awareness Week: 5th-11th March


This week is Kidney Awareness Week. One in three people in Australia are at increased risk of kidney disease, and even though 53 people die every day with this highly undiagnosed condition, most are tragically unaware they are affected until it’s too late. That’s why, this Kidney Health Week (5-11 March), we’re raising awareness of the alarming incidence of kidney disease. Did you know 90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing any symptoms?


Kidney Health Australia have an online test to see if you are at risk of kidney failure or reduced kidney function. Any symptoms or concerns should be followed up with your doctor.

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The Summerdale Medical Practice would like to welcome our new doctors, Dr Verity Foulkes-Taylor, Dr Lovejoy Mudyara, Dr Adam Woodberry and Dr Catherine Woolley.

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National Skin Cancer Action Week 2017 (November 19-25)

Each year the Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together to make people more aware of the dangers of skin cancer.

With 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, this week is to remind people of the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection.

Today’s children have grown up with the Sun Smart message and are our most sun savvy generation ever. Parents understand the importance of protecting their little one’s skin with rashies, hats, sunglasses, shade and sunscreen. However, it’s important that adults protect their own skin too. It’s never too late to prevent further damage and parents play an important role in setting a good example for their kids.

Most skin cancers can be prevented with the use of the five forms of sun protection. These are:

  • Slip on sun-protactive clothing
  • Slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen
  • Slap on a broad-brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on sunglasses

These 5 simple steps reduce the risk of cancer. Regular skin checks by your GP will lead to early detection and treatment of skin cancers.

Summerdale Medical Practice is now running a special “Skin Check Clinic” on a weekly basis. This special clinic focuses on monitoring skin blemishes, identifying potentially worrying skin spots and other skin problems.

To make an appointment in the Skin Clinic, contact the Summerdale Medical Reception on (03) 6344 7177.

For more information, check out the Cancer Council’s web page at:

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017)

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017). This week aims to make the world aware of one of the biggest threats to global health today. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is trying to teach people on the importance of antibiotic resistance and what we can do to help.

Antibiotic resistance does not discriminate, it can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Unfortunately, antibiotic resistance is a naturally occurring phenomenon and is being accelerated by the misuse of antibiotics in both humans and animals.

To prevent and control the spread of antibiotic resistance, individuals can:

  • Only use antibiotics when prescribed by a certified health professional.
  • Never demand antibiotics if your doctor says you don’t need them.
  • Always follow your doctors’ advice when using antibiotics.
  • Never share or use leftover antibiotics.
  • Prevent infections by:
    • regularly washing hands,
    • Preparing food hygienically
    • Avoiding close contact with sick people
    • Practising safer sex
    • Keeping vaccinations up to date

    For further information on how to help prevent antibiotic resistance, please visit the World Health Organisation at:

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World Continence Week: June 19-25th

World Contno laughinginence Week promotes bladder and bowel health. More than 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control problems. Does bladder leakage stop you doing you doing the things you love: playing with your children or grandchildren, socialising with friends or exercising? Bladder leakage – no matter how light or how common – is not normal and most cases can be cured or better managed. So get your confidence back by speaking with one of our friendly doctors at the Summerdale Medical Practice.

A recent survey conducted by the Continence Foundation revealed that 85 per cent of women with incontinence simply laugh it off, so it’s no surprise this year’s World Continence Week campaign,Incontinence: No laughing matter, urges Australians to take the subject more seriously.

Incontinence can effect both men and women at any age and can cause laughing matter

Urinary incontinence occurs more commonly in woman. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause may contribute to urinary incontinence. Weak bladder muscles, over reactive bladder muscles, and nerve damage may also cause urinary incontinence.

Faecal incontinence occurs mostly due to nerve damage. Nerve damage can be caused by childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke.

If you are affect by incontinence, there is a free National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66) for advice or information on local continence services, or to go to for more information.


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