Debating whether or not you should be getting the Flu Shot this season ? Here are 4 good reasons why you should get the flu shot

Everyone has a role to play when it comes to preventing the spread of flu and other diseases. Here’s why you should become a role model for your friends, family and colleagues:

1. The flu can be serious
An average of 2,800 Australians die from influenza and pneumonia every year.
Some people are at greater risk of influenza complications. If you catch flu, apart from feeling dreadful yourself, you risk spreading it to vulnerable people at risk of serious complications.

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My Emergency Dr: What makes us different?

When your loved ones fall sick and your usual GP is unavailable, where do you turn? Do you call an after hours doctor? Do you call an after hours

medical helpline? Do you get the kids in the car and drive to the local Emergency Department or the local after hours medical centre?

Or do you call My Emergency Dr?

People often ask us, ‘What’s the difference between your service and an after hours GP?’

My Emergency Dr (MED) is not an after hours GP service.

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Germ Proof Your Kids! Back to School and the bugs that live there…

So schools have been back for a couple of weeks and routines have been re-established. Sadly those routines get challenged when kids need to take time off school due to illness and working parents often struggle managing the work home commitments. According to the Centre for Disease Control in the USA, primary school children get on average 8-12 cold or flu episodes each year. Teachers and parents commonly call this “ the back to school plague”.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine: Yin and Yang?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine: Yin and Yang?

As an increasing number of individuals in society seek alternatives to traditional western medicine, the important question raised is: “are these alternatives truly effective – and more importantly are they safe?”

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced in Australia since the 19th century when the Australian gold rush brought many Chinese migrants. The WHO survey of Australia in 2000 described over 1100 practitioners of Chinese Medicine graduating in that year and that there were also over 23 professional associations present that represented different aspects of Chinese Medicine.

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