New resources from Ethnic Communities Council

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

New resources available from ECCQ.      The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) is continuing its work within the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Queensland and the Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Program is pleased to advise the availability of new resources for patients. The B Healthy booklet is …

Product defect correction: Mylanta Antacid Double Strength 500mL

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

1 April 2019 Consumers and health professionals are advised that Johnson & Johnson Pacific, in consultation with the TGA, has issued a product defect correction for Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL. Mylanta Antacid Double Strength Oral Liquid 500mL is an over-the-counter medicine used for relief from indigestion, heartburn, …

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Changes to kids’ asthma management highlighted in Handbook update

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The National Asthma Council Australia has released a major update of its online Australian Asthma Handbook, the national guidelines for diagnosis and management of asthma in primary care. Guidelines Committee Chair and general practitioner Professor Amanda Barnard says Handbook version 2.0, which was developed by an interdisciplinary team of clinical …

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Publication documents latest indicators of health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are documented in the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet’s latest publication, Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018. The annual Overview contains updated information across many health conditions. It shows that despite some improvements, there …

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Unexplained breathlessness might be Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a rare condition with high rates of morbidity and mortality, characterised by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and a normal pulmonary wedge pressure (1). A concerning area of unmet medical need in PAH is the delayed time to a confirmed diagnosis, with …

Measles health alert – Sunshine Coast

In News, Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has confirmed a case of measles in a person on the Sunshine Coast. The person is believed to have travelled from South East Asia by plane (TR 0221) to Brisbane while unknowingly infectious arriving Saturday morning at 9.35am. People who are known to …

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Suicide prevention training for CQ community

In Central Queensland, News by PHN Communications

On average, eight deaths by suicide occur in Australia each day. Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. Many of these deaths could be prevented, yet most of us remain unaware of the signs that someone is at risk, or how we can …

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Asthma experts call for new way forward to improve asthma outcomes in Australia

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Australia’s leading asthma experts have called for a rethink of current asthma management practices in a new discussion paper released by the National Asthma Council Australia. The paper ‘Current practice and new approaches in asthma: perspectives of asthma practitioners and patients’ is a collective response from top asthma health professionals, researchers and …

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Type 2 diabetes workshops

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Have you been diagnosed by your GP with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your condition and how to manage it? A series of free sessions will cover information on type 2 diabetes, self management practice, health professional care, healthy lifestyle behaviours, and further support in the community. …

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GPs and health providers invited to participate in SISTAQUIT trial

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The SISTAQUIT™ trial aims to improve health providers’ skills when offering smoking cessation care to pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Pregnancy is an important window of opportunity for GPs and health providers to help smokers quit. This intervention provides webinar-based training in evidence based and culturally competent smoking …

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Community services moving to a new location

In News, Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is progressively relocating 19 community services to a purpose-built, centrally-located and service-specific facility in Maroochydore. All these relocations will be complete by the end of March and will have no impact to current service delivery. Mental Health and Addiction Services clinical community services located …

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Non-VR Fellowship Support Program

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

The Non-Vocationally Registered Fellowship Support Program is a financial contribution of up to $15,000 which will be applied to ACRRM’s Independent Pathway as part of the Commonwealth’s Stronger Rural Health Strategy. The Independent Pathway is an established Australian Medical Council accredited education and training program which offers flexibility and recognition …