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Free Bone Density Scan for over 70s The Huon Valley Health Centre has arranged for a specialist bone density scanning bus (a test for osteoporosis) to visit Huonville for the week 14th – 18th May 2018. The service is free for anyone over 70 – it is bulk billed with no gap.   Even if…


Future doctors introduced to rural health

Simon Hancock, second from right, with HVC staff and second year medical students from the University of Tasmania. University of Tasmania medical students are swapping the city for the countryside this week, as part of their education and training to become doctors. Rural Week, from Monday April 30 until Friday May 4, is an annual…


Attracting young doctors to regional areas

Five rural and remote Tasmanian communities, including the Huon Valley, have farewelled their first group of intern doctors, as they leave to embark on the next stage of their intern journeys. Meanwhile, five new medical graduates have commenced their 13 week placements, in what has proven to be a successful programme for the Tasmanian community…


Introducing Intern Dr Olivia Chung

The Huon Valley Health Centre has partnered with Ochre Health to deliver the Tasmanian Intern Program. Intern doctors are newly graduated doctors who complete the majority of their intern year in a hospital environment. This is the first year that general practice has been included as a rotation in Tasmania, with support from the Australian…


April Newsletter

April No Falls April No Falls aims to raise awareness of falls prevention. Staying active is the single most important thing you can do, to stay fit and independent. You can significantly reduce your risk of a fall by doing moderate exercise, for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week, and by…


Warning: don’t vaccinate against the flu too early

Original article here: http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5283470/doctors-say-early-flu-vaccination-could-put-people-at-risk/ Tasmanians are being warned against rushing in for a flu vaccination. Timing for vaccination is “critical” to ensure patients have the highest level of protection from the virus when the influenza season hits, doctors say. It was a deadly year for influenza in 2017 across the state, with deaths in nursing homes, fit young…