Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre currently has Astra Zeneca vaccination appointments available.
All patients have the option to consult with a GP prior to their first dose of the covid19 vaccination.
We have not yet been provided a date as to when Pfizer will arrive at Lane Cove Doctors Medical Centre. We will send out an SMS to all our patients once we receive news and are able to open appointment times.
New Patients are welcomed.
Any other questions, please call our friendly reception team on Ph: (02) 8319 8888.
With the hustle and bustle of work building up over the week, we feel like there’s less and less time to prepare lunch for work. It comes as no surprise when we grab something convenient from the nearest food outlet.
The downside? These options can come served in large portions with excess added salt, sugar and unhealthy fats instead of the nutrients we need to stay energised and full for the rest of the day. Buying lunch also takes time to line-up, order and wait for our food to be made. This leaves less of our lunch break to sit, chew and enjoy our food, a key experience that starts the process of proper digestion and lets our brain know we are full.
To solve this dilemma, use this four-step guide to pack a filling, healthy and delicious lunch, fast.
Take advantage of pre-packed salads or microwavable vegetable bags and fill half of your lunch with a good hit of fibre that adds “bulk”. The stretching of our stomachs from fibre signals to our brain we are full, making our meal much more satiating. Certain fibres, like those in asparagus and beetroot, also feed our good gut bacteria. When well-fed, they release appetite-regulating chemicals that can stave-off hunger-pangs and unnecessary snacking too soon after our lunch.
STEP 2: PROTEIN
Next, include a serve of lean protein. This is essential for longer lasting satiety as protein increases the production of hormones which signal long-term fullness to our brain. Aim for a palm-size and look for quick options like canned tuna or salmon, boiled eggs and ready-to-eat lean roasted chicken or falafels.
STEP 3: LOW GI CARBOHYDRATE
Round out your meal with carbohydrates that have a low Glycaemic Index (GI). This means it is broken down into glucose slowly, providing our brain a sustained stream of fuel to power through the 3pm slump. Make use of high-fibre wholegrain breads and wraps, microwave grain cups and even canned legumes.
STEP 4: HEALTHY FAT
Finish with a dash of healthy fat for flavour (i.e. fun). Ensuring your packed lunch is tasty gives it a fighting chance against highly-palatable takeaway options. Healthy fats are also needed to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, like those found in tomato, capsicum and leafy greens. Sprinkle a handful of nuts for crunch, spread a creamy hummus in your wrap or whisk extra virgin olive oil-based with balsamic vinegar to perfectly coat salad vegetables.
Next time you plan to head to the food court, try these four steps and see how you feel. You might just find the staff kitchen cookies aren’t calling your name come mid-afternoon.
“PrEP” stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, with “prophylaxis” meaning “to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease.” PrEP is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV infection take a pill daily to reduce their risk of becoming HIV infected. The pill is contains two antiviral medicines that are also used to treat people who already have HIV infection. These are the same drugs used to suppress the virus in people living with HIV.
WHO SHOULD TAKE PrEP?
The effectiveness of using HIV antiretroviral drugs as PrEP has been established by clinical trials conducted in gay men, heterosexual adults and injecting drug users. PrEP can be considered for people in these populations who are at high risk of acquiring HIV, such as gay and other homosexually active men who are having multiple events of condomless sex.
HOW DO I START?
You will need to see a GP who will chat to you about your sexual history and discuss PrEP to see if it’s right for you. If you are eligible to start PrEP, the doctor will provide you with a script which can be filled at your local pharmacy for a subsidised price.
REGULAR MONITORING & FOLLOW UP.
People taking PrEP medication need to have a check-up every 3 months when STI & HIV testing together with a blood test for kidney & liver function will be done.
More Information is available here.