12 June 2019

Appointuit is no longer our online booking system

As of July you will be not be able to book your appointment online via Appointuit.    Do you book your appointments with us through the Appointuit website or app? You will still be able to do so until July. After this time, if you search for Castle Hill Medical Centre on the Appointuit website we will no longer be visible.  You can book your appointments via the user friendly online booking system HotDoc or via our website. Why HotDoc? HotDoc is a simple online booking system that will allow you to easily sign up and log in, add family...

29 May 2019

BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in Australia and is more common in people over the age of 50. Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, develops from the inner lining of the bowel and is usually preceded by growths called polyps, which may become invasive cancer if undetected. Depending on where the cancer begins, bowel cancer may be called colon or rectal cancer. The risk of being diagnosed by age 85 is 1 in 11 for men and 1 in 16 for women. The five year survival rate for bowel cancer is 69%. Bowel...

16 May 2019

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

  Castle Hill Medical Centre is hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday the 23rd of May for our staff to raise funds that will make a big difference to those impacted by cancer. EVERY DOLLAR RAISED THROUGH AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA HELPS FUND CANCER COUNCIL’S LIFE-SAVING RESEARCH, PREVENTION, SUPPORT PROGRAMS, AND INFORMATION. Sadly, 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Cancer is a disease of the body's cells. Normally cells grow and multiply in a controlled way, however, if something causes a mistake to occur in the cells' genetic blueprints, this control can be...

15 May 2019

HEALTH EXERCISE LIFESTYLE PROGRAM

  Castle Hill Medical Centre is excited to offer patients a structured lifestyle program to promote optimal health and wellbeing and reducing risk factors associated with being overweight. Obesity is a leading cause of morbidity in the first world countries. It has doubled since 2007. Close to 60% of the Australian adult population and 50% among 16 to 18 year olds. Obesity leads to a lot of chronic diseases like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, hypertension, varicose veins and chronic lymphoedema. Type 2 diabetes can lead to other diseases like coronary artery disease, kidney failure and renal dialysis if...

26 April 2019

BE PREPARED TO FIGHT THE FLU.

Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are three main types of influenza virus that cause infection in humans - types A, B and C - and many sub-types or strains. Influenza can occur throughout the year, but influenza activity usually peaks in winter. Influenza is a vaccine-preventable illness, but a new vaccine needs to be given each year because influenza viruses change (mutate) constantly. A new influenza vaccine is prepared each year to best match the strains predicted for the coming influenza season. What are the symptoms of flu?   People with...

11 April 2019

MEASLES CAN BE SERIOUS

WHAT IS MEASLES? Measles is a viral disease that may have serious complications. In the past, measles infection was very common in childhood. Most people born before 1966 will have been infected with measles as a child and are likely to be immune. Thanks to immunisation measles is now rare in Australia. Measles remains common in many parts of the world, and large outbreaks continue to occur in a number of countries. This is why it is important to make sure you are fully protected against measles prior to overseas travel.   WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? The first symptoms are...

19 March 2019

Workplace Flu Vaccinations

As a result of Influenza, have you considered the risks of increased absenteeism, decreased productivity and loss of health and wellbeing amongst your workforce? Castle Hill Medical Centre can provide a Registered Nurse, who is a qualified immuniser, to attend your workplace to perform Flu Vaccinations for you and your staff. Yes that’s right, without your employees having to leave their place of work. It is a quick and simple process, and more cost effective than you may think. Vaccination is recommended from April onwards, to cover the Winter months, as the Flu Virus thrives in cold dry weather. To...

21 February 2019

Teal Ribbon Day Wednesday 27 February 2019

Teal Ribbon Day is a day in which we bring awareness to ovarian cancer, to support Australians living with, honour those we have lost to this deadly disease and make a change. It is the 8th most common cancer affecting women in Australia. Every day, four women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and we unfortunately lose 3 out of 4 suffering with this disease with a 5 year survival rate at only 45%. Ovarian cancer is also known to have the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer. There is currently no screening for ovarian cancer available in Australia. What...

10 October 2018

Women’s Cancer – Supporting Pink Ribbon

Women’s Cancers   Pink ribbon supports women with cancer. These days most families have someone suffering from cancer in their immediate family or their close friends. Lets talk about it! Do you know the difference between ovarian and cervical cancer? Some people are confused and think that they are the same or similar. They are both gynecological cancers but have several differences that are important to know.   Ovarian Cancer: The cancer that is referred to as the silent cancer because of the late presentation and lack of symptoms. 1 in 70 women will develop ovarian cancer and there are...

01 August 2018

Jeans for Genes Day

  Did you know that 1 child in every 20 is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. Genetic diseases are one of the leading causes of death in children under 4 and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation. Genetic diseases are conditions caused by changes in our DNA – the material we all possess that makes us unique (unless we have an identical twin!). We inherit genes from our parents and theses genes define the way our body works or how we look. Sometimes these inherited genes can be abnormal. In other cases, the genes we inherit from...

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