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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Regular two-yearly mammographic breast cancer screening remains the most proven method of detecting breast cancer in its early stages. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of survival.
Hepatitis C Treatment Service at Bega Valley Community Health
Dr David Clark Infectious Diseases Physician, South East Regional Hospital (SERH) and Fiona McKenna Registered Nurse, Bega Valley Community Health service (SERH) are providing a Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic, with the new direct acting antiviral treatment, for people living with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Brindabella Family Practice use emoji to start important conversations!
Notice anything unusual about this nurse’s desk at Brindabella Family Practice in Queanbeyan? Practice Nurse Olivia Eldridge and her colleagues are using this emoji as a discussion starter about bowel screening!!
Record low number of new HIV cases in NSW
The latest quarterly NSW HIV Data Report from NSW Health indicates HIV is one step closer to being eliminated in the state, with a rapid fall in diagnoses to record low levels.
Hepatitis Awareness Week 2017 is here!
NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week 2017 kicks off today, with World Hepatitis Day this Friday 28 July.
Managing hepatitis C in general practice
All people with risk factors for hepatitis C should have a serological screening test for anti-hepatitis C antibodies.
General Practice and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - a great time to promote bowel cancer screening and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).
Breast cancer survivor urges women to have their mammograms
BreastScreen NSW is currently running the Kerri’s Story television campaign to encourage women aged 50-74 to have a potentially life-saving mammogram.
2017 influenza vaccines now available
Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season.
Meningococcal W protection for NSW teens
The NSW Government will fund a new school-based meningococcal vaccination program for all Year 11 and 12 students to combat the rise in the W strain of this potentially fatal disease.