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Hello Everyone,
Well what's been happening since I last posted here? We have had staff off work with seasonal flu and the amendments and updates keep rolling in.

Swine Flu has been on everyone's lips and on the basis of advice from Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jim Bishop, and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, Minister Roxon announced the commencement of a PROTECT response phase on 17 June 2009.

The PROTECT phase reflects the recognition that the swine flu infection is not as severe as was envisaged when the Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza was prepared in 2008, and that this disease is mild in most cases, severe in some, but moderate overall.

PROTECT sits along CONTAIN and SUSTAIN phases, with a greater focus on treating and caring for those people that might have severe cases. The Department of Health and Ageing has a useful web page on pandemic phases.

The Department also has some useful tips for protecting yourself and others.
Please Click here to see them.

Sexually transmitted diseases: The Commonwealth Government has launched a national campaign to reduce the rate of sexually transmitted infections, with a particular focus on young people and Indigenous people.

The campaign theme is: "STIs are spreading fast - always use a condom". People having unprotected sex are encouraged to see a doctor about getting tested. Early detection and treatment are important. If left untreated, STIs can have serious and lasting health implications.

The website for the campaign is www.sti.health.gov.au

The Government HealthInsite Web site has topic pages on Sexual Health, Safe Sex, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. All worth reading.

Lifeline and Stress. Today, somewhere in Australia, there is a new call to Lifeline every minute, and an average of 450,000 calls are answered each year. Lifeline's services now operate from over 60 locations nationally, and have a presence in every State and Territory in metropolitan and regional areas.

The Lifeline National Service Finder can provide you with details of some 20,000 services and service providers, and you can access these details using either keywords or your postcode.

Stress Down Day was held on 24 July and, as the name of the day suggests, it encouraged all Australians to relax and think about how they can manage their stress more effectively. It was also an opportunity to purchase some of the fabulous items from the Lifeline Store, or to make a donation to support Lifeline's important work.

HealthInsite has a number of topic pages on stress, including Stress, Stress and Relaxation, Stress and Sleep Disorders, Stress in Children, and Stress in Young People.

All links worth looking at as we all experience stress in our every day lives. And a Special thanks to the Australian Government's HealthInsite Newsletter for providing these links and information.

Urinary Tract Infections: These are common, particularly with increasing age. Women are more likely to get a UTI than men, and about one in three women and one in 20 men will suffer from a UTI during their lifetime. Nearly one in three women will have a UTI infection requiring treatment before the age of 24.

HealthInsite has a topic page on UTIs.
Click here to see.

Young People: Reach Out is an information and referral service for young people. They have recently redeveloped their Web site, which is well worth looking at. To see their latest Web site please Click here

We especially wish to thank again the Australian Government's HealthInsite Newsletter which, they provide regularly, and for the information they provide.

Employment: As usual we continue to receive many e-mails and enquiries from Doctors as well as Nurses from overseas, wishing to work in Australia.

To any Doctor or Health Professional contemplating such a move remember Queensland and other states are looking for Health Professionals.

You will find some links on our Main Directory Home page as well as these below:



Health Vacancies in Queensland:

Please see
www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Employment/Allied_health.asp

And www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus/default.asp

Various Positions in health see www.seek.com.au/if.asp

Positions vacant general see www.seek.com.au

Also remember our Home page for "Recruit A Doc" and more.

If you are looking for a Goverment position remember the Australian Government Job Site and you can access the site by Clicking here

Well that's it from me for another two months.

Best regards to all.
The Editor
Doctors4U®
July 2009.

Doctors4U® Medical Directories -
Designed By people Who Care -
" For Health Professionals who care! "

And together, we are Caring for the Environment!




Hello Everyone,

Before I commence of this newsletter, I feel I must mention again the victims of our recent disasters. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of those people affected by the bushfires in Victoria, and the floods in Queensland and New South Wales not once but yet again. How heart breaking it must be to clean up and then within a short space of time it all happens again.

And what of the Emergency Services? What wonderful people who work night and day helping others. Words cannot express how I admire these people & volunteers. Special people I call them. However that description seems so inadequate.

It was also wonderful to see Princess Anne, representing the Queen, come all the way out from England, get off her plane, after many hours in the air, and go straight to the bush fire ravaged areas to see those many affected. Her visit was most welcome and gave many a boost in their time of need.

Anyone having trouble coping as a result of the bush fires are urged to seek help.
There is a link here to Reach Out where you may find that help. Please Click here

Depression:-
Beyondblue the national depression initiative is working with various agencies in Victoria and across the country to provide support to those affected by the bushfires.

For people in need, it is important to know immediate support is available. There is a range of support services that offer personal, emotional, psychological and financial help to those affected. For more information please go to the Beyondblue Web site by

Clicking here


Emergencies - Who to call in a crisis - Here is a link for those people in Victoria.
Click here

Anti Epileptic Drugs
:
The National Prescribing Service is urging doctors and pharmacists to exercise care when considering brand substitution for anti-epileptic drugs used for epilepsy, even if they are listed as bio-equivalent on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. "Once a patient's epilepsy is under control, the brand of medicine they are prescribed should not be changed", NPS CEO Dr Lynn Weekes said.

And in its position statement the Epilepsy Society of Australia recommends that "patients with epilepsy should first obtain the advice of their treating doctor before having the preparation of anti-epileptic drug interchanged".
You can see their statement by Clicking here

Last month was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It was intended to
encourage women and health care professionals to learn more about the
disease, particularly its symptoms.

Because there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, it is important
that women are able to recognise the symptoms which are often vague
and similar to everyday maladies and conditions.

As part of the campaign, a "Symptom Diary" was made available by Ovarian Cancer Australia so that women are able to record and better communicate the symptoms they are experiencing to their GPs. Click here to go to the diary link.

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre
has launched its own public information campaign 'No one knows your body like you do'

The campaign is designed to educate Australian women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and to dispel the myth that a Pap test will detect the disease. See what they
have to say by Clicking here

HealthInsite has a topic page on Ovarian Cancer. We are ever so grateful for the information they regularly supply in their newsletters. You can read their topic page by Clicking here

We continue to receive many e-mails and enquiries from Doctors as well as Nurses from overseas, wishing to work in Australia.

To any Doctor or Health Professional contemplating such a move remember Queensland and other states are looking for Health Professionals.

You will find some links on our Main Directory Home page as well as these below:



Health Vacancies in Queensland:

Please see
www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Employment/Allied_health.asp

And www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus/default.asp

Various Positions in health see www.seek.com.au/if.asp

Positions vacant general see www.seek.com.au

Also remember our Home page for "Recruit A Doc" and more.

If you are looking for a Goverment position remember the Australian Government Job Site and you can access the site by Clicking here

Well that's it from me for another two months. In the meantime - remember to take care and look after each other.

Best regards to all.
The Editor
Doctors4U®
April 2009.

Doctors4U® Medical Directories -
Designed By people Who Care -
" For Health Professionals who care! "

And together, we are Caring for the Environment!



Hello Everyone,
Here I am with our first posting for the year 2009! I realise I should have perhaps been earlier however I have been struggling with the dreadful things that have been happening in recent times and then I see the headlines this morning "CALLOUS looters have been accused of trying to rob a dead Victoria fires victim's few remaining possessions after the weekend inferno."

How low can people go? It makes you wonder. I feel sickened by it all. It is just so hard to believe and to see all those poor suffering people. What they have had to endure without having to face the problem of looters.

My heart goes out to all those affected by this terrible terrible tragedy and we hope and pray there are more loved ones found alive. Words alone cannot express how we all feel and I feel sure the rest of Australia and the world!
You can send your condolences by Clicking here

Also you can donate to the Bush Fire Appeal by going to the Red Cross site by
Clicking here

Cruel swindlers pretending to collect charitable donations for victims of the Victorian bushfire disaster have been spotted on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts it was reported today. If they are here they will be everywhere so please be on the lookout and report them to Police immediately.


Before I move on I would like to pay a special tribute to all those wonderful fire fighters, volunteers, police, emergency services and many many more. You are all "Special" and all deserve a medal for your bravery and courage.

Now here in North Queensland many residents have been flooded out with 62% of Queensland being declared a disaster. Not only once but twice. Our hearts and prayers go out to them. And now I read this morning they have been opening their pockets and donating to the Bush fire appeal. What a wonderful gesture after what they have had to endure themselves.

I feel I must also mention
all those wonderful volunteers, police, emergency services and many many more who have helped and are still helping out in NQ. You too are all "Special" and all deserve a medal for your bravery and courage.

Our Premier has launched an appeal for all flood victims and you can donate by
Clicking here or going to our main home page here

Also please remember blood is needed and you can register to donate by Clicking here
or once again there is a link on our main home page.

Depression:- Beyondblue the national depression initiative is working with various agencies in Victoria and across the country to provide support to those affected by the bushfires.

For people in need, it is important to know immediate support is available. There is a range of support services that offer personal, emotional, psychological and financial help to those affected. For more information please go to the Beyondblue Web site by
Clicking here

We continue to receive every day enquiries from Doctors as well as Nurses from overseas, wishing to work in Australia. To any Doctor or Health Professional contemplating such a move remember Queensland and other states are looking for Health Professionals.

You will find some links on our Main Directory Home page as well as these below:



Health Vacancies in Queensland:

Please see
www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Employment/Allied_health.asp

And www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus/default.asp

Various Positions in health see www.seek.com.au/if.asp

Positions vacant general see www.seek.com.au

Also remember our Home page for "Recruit A Doc" and more.

If you are looking for a Goverment position remember the Australian Government Job Site and you can access the site by Clicking here

Well that's it from me for another two months. In the meantime - remember to take care and look after each other.

Best regards to all.
The Editor
Doctors4U®
February 2009.

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