There is a cure for Hepatitis C

In 2018, over 130,000 people in Australia were living with chronic hepatitis C. Highly effective medicines are now available in Australia to cure hepatitis C, with treatment now more than 95% effective. Most people can get a prescription from their GP and treatment is low cost for people with a Medicare card. Visit us to talk more about treatment options. Find out more: https://www.hepatitisaustralia.com/hepatitis-c-cures

#hepatitis #thereisacure

Be Sun Smart!


Always remember to Slip, Slop, Slap!

It is recommended whenever UV levels reach 3 or higher that sun protection is to be used. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, therefore it is important to remember:

  • Always wear a hat – ideally one that protects your face, head, neck, and ears
  • Wear sunglasses – ensuring they meet Australian standards
  • Seek shade where possible
  • Wear protective clothing that covers your skin as much as possible

For more information, please visit the Cancer Council Website: https://www.cancer.org.au/

#sunsmart #staysafe #cancercouncil

Let’s talk about your health for 2021!

You’ve made it through 2020 (phew) and if you feel arriving in 2021 has this euphoric sense of hope about it, you’d be right. Even if it takes a little Taylor Swift mojo to “shake it off” to the hangover 2020 left, it’s time to get your sense of excitement about the New Year and we suggest you get your groove on. Because today marks the beginning of 365 days of opportunities ahead, so, let’s talk a little about how you can get the most from them.

LOVE. Let those close to you know how much you value having them in your life. Whether to do this, you must visit, call, zoom or text your appreciation and love for them being in your life, the important thing here is that you tell them. Because if we learnt any lessons from 2020 it’s that being alone is hard and life is full of surprises.

LAUGH. Like really laugh! Belly laughs are thought to improve oxygen intake and stimulate the heart, lungs and muscles. And that’s not all; you also get a rush of endorphins that can help to stimulate circulation, ease pains and decrease the body’s response to stress.

THINK FULFILMENT.  A positive mindset not only helps people to lead more satisfying, fuller lives, it determines how satisfied you will be with your achievements. So, no matter how small the win, take a moment to celebrate it. Whether it’s making it to the gym a bit more each week, weeding the garden or finally getting your pantry organised – they are all little victories you should pat yourself on the back for. Good job, you!

FUEL YOUR HEALTH WITH FACTS. New Year’s resolutions are as set in the calendar as the celebrations for the earth’s lap around the sun, with companies globally cashing in on the hopes and desires of individuals to achieve a healthier, more active, financially free or successful life in the new year. But if you calm all the hype and close down your Instagram feed while you think, we’re sure you’ll agree that when it comes to your health, the first place you should start is with the facts. What is your blood pressure? Have you had your cholesterol checked? Have you had your skin assessed? When was your last mammogram, pap smear or Men’s Health check? Because knowledge is power, and unless you know for sure that what you’ve been doing has or hasn’t been working for you. You can’t very well determine the RIGHT way to move forward to achieve the healthiest you.

To get your facts and toolkit for 2021, make your first appointment this year with your GP!

Find your nearest Qualitas Health Practice.

Link: https://qualitashealth.com.au/practices/

#newyear2021 #nyresolutions #healthgoals #happynewyear

Merry Christmas

From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season. May this time bring joy and happiness to each of you. We hope you can use the time to connect with those whom you love and care for and stay safe and well in doing so. Always here to support you, the team at Qualitas Health.

We will be operating over the Christmas period with some variations to our regular hours. Please check your nearest practice for more information.

https://qualitashealth.com.au/practices/

1 in 10 people are living with Diabetes

November 14, 2020 is World Diabetes Day and this is a day we feel extremely passionate about. For those in the 10 per cent of Australians living with Diabetes, are you up to date with your health-checks?

A GP Management Plan can help to manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life.

Working with your GP, you will determine an annual plan that looks at:

  • Blood glucose levels
  • Blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Blood pressure
  • Foot assessment
  • Eye examination
  • Kidney health
  • Weight, waist and BMI
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Medication review
  • Diabetes management
  • Smoking
  • Mental health

Book an appointment with us online or by calling the practice today!

#Worlddiabetesday #gp #nursesmakethedifference

Men’s Health, it’s time we talk about it

Around the world, men die on average six years earlier than women, and from mostly preventable reasons. This spurs on the motivation behind Movember, a movement to help men take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives. For the month of November, the campaign raises awareness to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate cancer and Testicular cancer.

There are several ways both men and women can participate in raising funds and awareness for the cause; it’s not only growing a moustache!

The campaign is inclusive in its approach, also promoting the Move for Movember, 60km walk or run to highlight that globally we lose 60 men to suicide each hour.

Host a ‘mo-moment’, virtual or in-person to encourage discussion and mateship. Or you can ‘Mo Your Own Way’ and do something extreme, either physically or mentally, such as kick a bad habit.

And while raising awareness for a worthwhile cause can be fun and include great comradery, don’t forget to follow through for your own health (or that of your significant other) and have a medical check-up with your GP. Men’s Health checks can include:

  • Skin checks
  • Testicular self-examination
  • Heart health checks
  • Diabetes checks
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Eye tests
  • Bone density checks

Please don’t leave it another year, book an appointment with your GP today!

For more information visit https://au.movember.com/

#movember2020 #menshealth #GP

Qualitas Health welcomes North Sydney Doctors to the group.

North Sydney Doctors joined the Qualitas Healthcare group in Oct 2020.  During her many years of practice in North Sydney, practice principal Dr Helen Greer has thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the privilege of being involved in the long-term care of so many patients and their families. Qualitas Healthcare is pleased to welcome such an experienced and accomplished GP into the group and looks forward to continued growth in the local North Sydney area.