Medical News from Pro Health Care

Skin Check

February is Skin Check month at Pro Health Care. If you book in for a skin check at any of our Pro Health Care centres in the month of February $1 from every skin check will be donated to the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation! The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation was established in 2009 and is […]

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Melanoma

What is melanoma? Melanoma is a cancer that develops in the skins pigment cells (melanocytes). These cells make the pigment that gives the skin its natural colour and produce melanin to help protect the skin from UV radiation (sunlight). Melanocytes are usually spread throughout the skin, but when grown in a cluster they cause moles. […]

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Pro Health Care Norwood achieved AGPAL Accreditation – August 2017

Congratulations to the team at Pro Health Care Norwood for achieving Accreditation through Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited. This means that our general practice is committed to a comprehensive program which involves: • Engaging our whole practice team to review our practice’s systems and processes • Opening our practice doors to allow a team of […]

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Dr Mark Vawser

Pro Health Care is very pleased to welcome Dr Mark Vawser to our team of doctors and GP’s at our Hope Valley Medical Centre. Dr Vawser has been pratising medicine in the Highbury, Modbury and surrounding areas for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our dynamic team of medical […]

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Men’s Health Checks

November is Men’s Health month at Pro Health Care. If you book in for a Men’s Health Check at any of our Pro Health Care centres in the month of November, we will donate a portion of each consultation to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation is a non-government organisation which has been established to help […]

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Meningococcal Infection

What is meningococcal infection? Meningococcal infection is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria meningitides. There are 13 types of meningococcus. In Australia, there are 5 main strains of the disease, all of which now have vaccines available from your GP. How common is it? Meningococcal disease is not easily spread. Only a small number of […]

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Bone Density – Mobile Body Scan Unit

Like other organs in the body, bones are constantly changing. Throughout childhood and early adulthood, bones grow in strength and in size. Around the age of 30, bones reach their peak strength and then naturally become weaker with age. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak to the point of breaking. This weakening may […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD is the medical term for ‘the winter blues’ or winter depression when the short dark days get you down. It’s a depression that is related to the seasonal changes. The theory is that a reduction in the level of sunlight in winter causes a disruption to your biological clock (circadian rhythm), Serotonin and Melatonin […]

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Facts on Flu Vaccine

Each year a seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine is developed to protect against the most common strains of flu for that year. The flu can be very serious and lead to complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), neurologic conditions and other bacterial infections. The flu vaccine is recommended for any person aged six […]

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Dr Veenu Mohindra

  Pro Health Care is very excited to announce that Dr Veenu Mohindra has joined our team of General Practitioners at our Hope Valley Medical Centre. Dr Veenu Mohindra is an Adelaide GP consulting from Pro Health Care Hope Valley with interests in Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management and Facial Rejuvenation.  

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