Med­i­cal ad­vice

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WOODGATE Men’s Shed hosted a health talk by fourth year med­i­cal stu­dent Kieren Barr.

The sub­ject of the talk was skin can­cers.

A great roll up of 34 at­tended, con­sist­ing of mem­bers, their part­ners, Childers Men’s Shed mem­bers and a cou­ple of locals.

Kieran spoke for an hour with Q&A in­ter­spersed through­out with some very graphic pic­tures elec­tron­i­cally gen­er­ated on to the shed’s TV.

Sam­ple tubes of 50+ sun screen lo­tion was avail­able as well as leaflets on the sub­ject.

The talk made at­ten­dees more aware of the ur­gency to have skin prob­lems checked out, as some melanomas can de­velop quickly and may prove fa­tal if not treated.

While in Childers, Kieran was work­ing with Childers Fam­ily Medicine, through the John Flynn Place­ment Pro­gram.

The next Shed Health Talk will be on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 10, by Med­i­cal stu­dent Mary Good, on di­a­betes and sleep ap­noea.

Thanks to Deb­bie Ni­col for her as­sis­tance in or­gan­is­ing th­ese talks.

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