Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Bowel Cancer Australia’s signature event to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,336 people a year) – but it’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.While the risk of bowel cancer increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate, affecting men and women, young and old.

296 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this week (15,352 people a year).

Soft Drinks

Did you know that some soft drinks (375ml) contain 10 teaspoons of sugar!? 🥤
Cutting back on sugary drinks 🚫 is an easy way to lower your sugar intake. Try simple swaps, like fruit-infused water 🍉🍊🍎
How do you make your water more colorful?

Sun Myth

☀️ Sun Safety Fact: The sun can do damage to your skin, even if you can’t see it 👀

Sun damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation, not temperature ❄️ A cool, overcast day can have similar UV levels to a warm, sunny day. UV radiation can also get through some clouds 😮

Drink Water

If you’re feeling as thirsty as a camel 🐫 it could be a sign of dehydration. Remember to keep up your fluids 🚰
👉 Men should drink ten cups of water each day (2.6 litres)
👉 Women should drink 8 cups of water each day (2.1 litres)

World Lupus Day

World Lupus Day serves to call attention to the impact that lupus has on people around the world.

The annual observance focuses on the need for improved patient healthcare services, increased research into the causes of and cure for lupus, earlier diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally.

Covid Vaccinations

Covid Vaccination starts at ELMWOOD Medical Centre.

Fully Bulk-billed Medical Centre

We are accepting New patients and have opened waiting lines for Covid Vaccination for our patients.

Please call to book your appointment on 02 6056 2011 and to see one of our GP’s

291 Beechworth Rd, Wodonga,3690.

Preventing Gastro

Gastroenteritis, commonly called ‘gastro’, is an infection of the bowel that may cause diarrhoea, vomiting or both 😫
It is easy to catch, easy to spread and often occurs in outbreaks.
We’ve listed some tips to help avoid gastro 👇
We are accepting new patients. Covid Booster available. Flu shots available now.