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Disease Prevention as a focus
Health promotion and disease prevention focuses on keeping people healthy. It is an essential element to you and to your family’s future health.
The aim is to engage and empower individuals and communities to choose healthy behaviours, and make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic (ongoing) diseases together with associated domestic, family, social, financial and other health problems.
General practice is in a pivotal position to deliver preventive healthcare. It includes the prevention of illness, the early detection of specific disease, and the promotion and maintenance of health. The partnership between you, your family and The Clinic 279 can help people reach their goals of maintaining or improving health.
The RACGP states that around 32% of Australia’s total burden of disease can be attributed to modifiable risk factors.
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Total burden of disease and injury measured by disability-adjusted life year.
General practice is pivotal in the prevention of illness, the early detection of disease, as well as the promotion and maintenance of health.
Healthy body, healthy mind
A healthy lifestyle is vital for preventing disease, including prevention of cancer. Cancer Australia summarises the recommendations for adults to reduce their risk of cancer and stay healthy as the following:
- Do not smoke
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Be active
- Eat a balanced and nutritious diet
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Be sun smart
- Protect against infection