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October – National Lupus Awareness Month

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October is National Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month takes place during October in Australia every year. It is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the disease.

Building awareness of lupus is essential to improve early diagnosis and treatment of this unpredictable and misunderstood disease, and ensure that people with lupus are aware of the support and resources available to help them manage the disease.

October – Australian Dyslexia Month

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The Australian Dyslexia Association Inc. (ADA) is an Incorporated Non-profit Association (IA37281) and Government registered as a Registrable Australian Body (ARBN 147 524 347). ADA are concerned with the well being, identification and educational intervention of all who struggle with aspects of spoken and written language.

The ADA believes that all individuals with dyslexia or a related difference deserve the right to understand their learning difference and have access to evidence based instruction. The ADA supports and provides accredited training in evidence based instruction with the addition of a multisensory component. Direct, explicit and structured language instruction with a multisensory component can assist all students including those with dyslexia and related difficulties.

To learn more click here to go to the ADA website:

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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What is BreastScreen Australia?

BreastScreen Australia is the national screening program for breast cancer. BreastScreen Australia started in 1991 and aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer through the early detection of the disease using mammography screening.

BreastScreen Australia offers screening mammograms for women aged 40 years and over.

Screening mammograms are used to find breast cancers early, before they can be seen or felt. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. By finding breast cancers early, screening mammograms reduce deaths from breast cancer.

BreastScreen Australia is a free service and women do not need a doctor’s referral.

To book your appointment at BreastScreen Queensland and/or to find out more click on this link:

and if you would more information and/or like to donate or be a Pink Lady Fundraiser click here:


September – Suicide Month

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About Lifeline

A Lifeline telephone volunteer

Suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute.

People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14 about:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Personal crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stresses from work, family or society
  • Self-help information for friends and family

Lifeline is a national charity and relies on community support.
Donate online now or call 1800 800 768.

If you would like more information, click on link below:

Envision Hands

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Help Kiani collect bottle caps.

Envision Hands are on a mission.

The mission is to create 100 bespoke aids out of bottle caps, which will then be donated to children in in need.


They will be using recycled plastic from bottle tops, thus also benefiting the environment.

Bottle caps are fully recyclable. Unfortunately, as reported on ABC’s ‘War on Waste’, they aren’t being recycled and are being sent to landfill.

Drop your bottle caps into the Edmonton Family Medical Centre and help our nurse Kiani collect for a great cause or

drop into Miss Lolly’s at 24 Ravizza Drive, Edmonton

Watch this video:

For more information click below:

My Health for Life September Programs

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My health for life is a Queensland integrated risk assessment and behaviour modification program that aims to assist participants to reduce their risk of developing chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Based in the community and delivered by local healthcare practitioners, this initiative will identify those at high risk of developing chronic conditions and offer them a tailored, but flexible, healthy lifestyle program.

For further information, visit or phone 13 RISK (7475)

There are a number of upcoming My health for life programs throughout September in the NQ region.

Upcoming programs Cairns

Provider: Mountain View Medical Centre (Westcourt)
Start date: Friday 27 September 2019
Time: 9am–11am

View upcoming programs across Cairns, Townsville, and Mackay.

Download the upcoming events flyer here.

HotDoc Information Privacy

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Are you seeking clarification on how HotDoc manages the information provided to us?

With the recent news about the ACCC taking legal action against another online booking provider, due to alleged misuse of patient information and altering of reviews.

We wanted to reassure all of our customers that HotDoc does not and will never sell patient information to third parties.

Due to the amount of press coverage, many patients are understandably concerned and seeking more information from practices on how their booking provider handles their information.

Everything we do is underpinned by our vision: To improve the healthcare experience for everyone in Australia.

Please read our Patient Privacy Statement which can be found online or in-app that has a more detailed breakdown on how we do and do not use patient information.

Please read our Public Statement and feel confident that your information and privacy has been maintained by HotDoc when making appointments.