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FOOD AND HEALTH

FOOD AND HEALTH


We have a Dietitian at Merthyr Medical Centre because we believe in the health benefits of food. Here is a great example of the health benefits of berries by @everydayhealth 🍓

FOOD AND HEALTH

MASK RESTRICTIONS FROM 6PM TONIGHT


To keep everyone safe, the eased mask restrictions to be put in place until at least 1am, 22nd January are as follows:
 
You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
 
You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, except in your home. For example:
 
✅ shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
✅ hospitals and aged care facilities
✅ churches and places of worship
✅ libraries
✅ indoor recreational facilities and gyms
✅ indoor workplaces (where you can’t socially distance)
✅ public transport, taxis and rideshare
✅ airports and travelling on planes.
 
It is recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.
 
Children under 12 years and people affected by a medical condition or disability are exempt.
 
Thank you for keeping Queenslanders Safe💙😷
 
➡️For more information please visit: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/

BACK TO WORK

BACK TO WORK


As holidays come to a close, here are some tips on how to have work/life balance in 2021.  

WORLD BRAILLE DAY

WORLD BRAILLE DAY


The inventor of the Braille language, Louis Braille, was born today in 1809. His invention has allowed the visually impaired to read and write.  ‍🦯

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS


A doctor and dietitian can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions!

‘TWAS A WEEK BEFORE A HEALTHY CHRISTMAS

‘TWAS A WEEK BEFORE A HEALTHY CHRISTMAS


We love these tips from Kiwi Nutrition Counselling on how to have a healthy holiday season!

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY


As a medical practice the right to health is at the forefront of our mind today on Human Rights Day.

DECEMBEARD / DECEMBHAIR AUSTRALIA

DECEMBEARD / DECEMBHAIR AUSTRALIA


This December Bowel Cancer Australia is encouraging Australians to grow our beard or hair to raise funds for bowel cancer.

This makes December the perfect month to ensure you see your GP if you are experiencing bowel symptoms!

Fundraising info: https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/decembeard

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDPD)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDPD)


To acknowledge IDPD, here are some eye-opening  facts about disability in Australia:

1.  1 in 5 Australians (over 4.4 million people) have some form of disability.

2.  35% of Australian households (8.9 million households) include a person with a disability.

3.  Only 4.4% of Australians with a disability use a wheelchair.

4.  Just under half (47.8%) of working aged disabled Australians are employed, however 80.3% of non-disabled working aged Australians are employed.

5.  1 in 4 Australians who report sexual assault are disabled.

Pic by: ABC Life: Stacy Gougoulis

WORLD AIDS DAY

WORLD AIDS DAY


To commemorate World Aids Day, here is some information on AIDS in Australia. 🩸
 

IRON DEFICIENCY

IRON DEFICIENCY


Iron has many benefits!

A simple blood test can confirm if your iron levels are low.

If they are low, you can increase your iron by:

1.  Eating iron rich foods such as red meat, tofu, tuna, chickpeas, eggs or spinach. A dietitian can help plan your diet. 🥬🥩

2.  Talking to your doctor about whether iron supplements or an iron infusion is right for you. 🩸

NATIONAL SKIN CANCER

ACTION WEEK

NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK


This infographic has some eye-opening 👀 facts showing why it is incredibly important to take action against skin cancer EVERY WEEK!

SEVEN SIMPLE ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE ARE:

1. SLIPPING on sun-protective clothing! 👚

2. SLOPPING on (and reapplying) SPF30+ water-resistant sunscreen! ☀️

3. SLAPPING on a large hat which covers your face, head, neck and ears! 👒

4. SEEKING shade! ⛅️

5. SLIDING on good quality sunglasses! 😎

6. STAYING on top of any changes in your skin and moles! 🕵

7. SCHEDULING skin checks regularly!🧑‍⚕

HAND WASHING HYGIENE   

HAND WASHING HYGIENE


As you go about your everyday life, germs accumulate on your hands. After you touch your eyes, nose or mouth, germs carried there can cause infections. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS


Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never giving up hope.

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