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Solar panels on roof of medical clinic in Pascoe Vale

Doing our bit for the environment

Check out our roof!

We recently installed solar panels on our roof. This means we can generate our own electricity to help run the clinic in a more sustainable way.

We’re proud to be doing our bit for the environment.

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Flu Shots Now Available

Getting the flu or a cold really puts a damper on winter.

The best protection you and your family can have this flu season is a flu shot – its quick and easy.

Now that the cold weather is with us, PVH Medical knows that getting in early is important so call us for an appointment and be prepared.

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How Healthy Is Your Suburb?

Some of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs are home to the slimmest populations in Australia, new health data shows. But in most parts of the state, people of a healthy weight are now a minority group.

A comprehensive report mapping Australians’ health has revealed 54 – 57 per cent of people living in Melbourne’s CBD, and in the surrounding suburbs of Carlton, Docklands, Southbank, and North Melbourne are a healthy weight.

These suburbs were closely followed by Toorak, Albert Park, and Surrey Hills where people of a healthy weight still outnumber those who are overweight and obese. But only just.

As soon as you look beyond Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs and into rural and regional areas of the state, the scales tip.

In Thomastown, Lalor and Campbellfield in Melbourne’s north, 71 per cent of people are now overweight or obese, putting them at risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Corio and Norlane in Geelong posted the same result. They were followed by Meadow Heights, Bacchus Marsh and Melton West.

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Enter your postcode to find out the health of your suburb

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Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country Policy

PVH Medical is proud to introduce its Welcome to Country & Acknowledgement of Country Policy.

A “Welcome to Country” will generally involve an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Elder or representative welcoming persons to the land by providing historical and cultural information.

A Welcome to Country may consist of a speech, traditional welcoming song, traditional dance, a musical performance or a smoking ceremony. It is a mark of respect to engage a Traditional Owner to welcome non-Aboriginal people onto their land.

An “Acknowledgment of Country” is an Acknowledgment of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians of land and sea in order to pay respects to them.

As a token of our respect we have introduced a plaque acknowledging that we are on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri People. We have acknowledged the same on our Community Page

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Red Nose Day 2016

Red Nose Day – Friday 24th June 2016

Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities help to provide vital services and programs to the Australian community.

About SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.

For more information – Red Nose Day

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Exercise Right Week: 23-29 May 2016

When it comes to exercise, there is no such thing as one size fits all. It is important to exercise right for your uniqueness – right professional, right place, right time.

At PVH Medical, our Exercise Physiologist can help.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) holds a four-year equivalent university degree and specialises in the exercise and movement for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. AEPs provide support for people with:

    • obesity
    • cardiovascular disease
    • diabetes
    • osteoporosis and arthritis
    • mental health conditions
    • cancer and cancer treatment recovery
    • chronic pain and fatigue
    • post-surgical rehabilitation (ACL reconstruction, hip/knee replacement)
    • neuromuscular exercise therapy (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
    • pulmonary disease and more

To make an appointment call the Practice on 9304 0500.

For more information – Exercise Right Week

 

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World Immunisation Week 2016

World Immunisation Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunisation saves millions of lives and is widely recognised as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

This will be the second year of the Close the Immunisation Gap campaign, which celebrates the enormous successes to date in reaching children all over the world with life-saving vaccines while also stressing the challenges we still face.

The 2016 campaign additionally stresses the need for immunisation among adolescents and adults – throughout life and seeks to draw the world’s attention to the critical importance of reaching vulnerable people living in conflict situations or in the wake of emergencies.

For more information – Close the Immunisation Gap 2016

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PVH Medical Sponsors local sporting clubs

PVH Medical is a proud sponsor of the Melbourne University Netball Team – Melbourne University Lightning and the Coburg Districts Football Club – The Mighty Lions for the 2016 season.

This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the local community as well as aligning PVH Medical with staying healthy through sport.

For more information on either club:

Melbourne University Netball Team Melbourne University Lightning

Coburg Districts Football Club – The Mighty Lions

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