• NOVEMBER 26, 2021

    Fighting Meningococcal Disease

    Meningococcal disease is caused by a number of different strains of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. The bacterium is commonly found in the upper respiratory tract of people and is spread between people through infected droplets in the air. Meningococcal disease is a rare bacterial disease. In Australia it affects approximately 300 people per year. Although

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    • NOVEMBER 22, 2021

    Antenatal shared care

    Did you know some of our general practitioners are accredited antenatal  shared care providers! This means that a woman’s pregnancy care can be shared between the Royal Women’s (Parkville/Sandringham) or Frankston Hospital. Shared maternity care is a popular option of care for healthy women with a normal pregnancy. The benefits of shared care include a

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    • NOVEMBER 13, 2021

    Vitamin D

    Many Melbournians are low in Vitamin D, which is important for strong bones and muscles. Being physically active outdoors helps us to make Vitamin D, but this is difficult during our cold and overcast winter season. Some people are at increased risk of Vitamin D deficiency, particularly those with naturally dark skin and those who have low

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