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Pfizer Vaccine

Ocean Village Medical Centre are now able to administer the pfizer vaccine to eligible candidates in the medical centre. There are limited appointments available each week. Please call reception on 6140 1720 to book in. ...

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Anxiety – don’t let it get you down

Are you anxious? Are you feeling worried about a problem at work or do you have butterflies in your stomach while waiting for the results of a medical test? Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. For most people, feelings of anxiety come and go, only lasting a short time. Some moments of anxiety are more brief than others, lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

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Stroke – recognise the signs

A stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. If oxygen-rich blood doesn’t reach the brain, brain cells begin to die and permanent brain damage can occur. There are two types of brain stroke. With an ischemic stroke, a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. If you have a haemorrhagic stroke, a weak blood vessel bursts and you experience bleeding into the brain.

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What is an ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that surround and connect the bones of the leg to the foot. The injury typically happens when you accidentally twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bones and joints together.

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A flu shot – is it worth it?

The typical flu season occurs from autumn through to early spring. The length and severity of an epidemic may vary. Flu symptoms usually include:

  • coughing
  • fever
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • runny nose

The symptoms that come with the flu can keep you bedridden for a week or more. Flu prevention is key if you don’t want to miss out work, family time or social events.

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