Lessons in gen­eral health

Stu­dent ru­ral doc­tors en­gage in com­mu­nity

Isis Town and Country - - News -

ON THURS­DAY, De­cem­ber 10, 28 mem­bers of the Woodgate com­mu­nity at­tended an ex­cel­lent talk at the Men’s Shed meet­ing room.

This was an­other lec­ture in the health talk se­ries co-spon­sored by the Men’s Shed and Childers Fam­ily Medicine.

The guest speaker was third-year med­i­cal stu­dent Mary Good, who spoke on sleep ap­noea, diabetes and the con­nec­tion be­tween the two.

Many ques­tions were put to Mary and she an­swered them bril­liantly. She out­lined al­ter­na­tives to help avoid or even cure th­ese prob­lems in the long term.

Th­ese med­i­cal stu­dents, hosted by Childers Fam­ily Medicine, are part of the John Flynn Place­ment Pro­gram, which en­cour­ages med­i­cal stu­dents to be­come in­volved with the lo­cal com­mu­nity and even­tu­ally be­come ru­ral doc­tors.

The next sched­uled talk is on Jan­uary 28 at 10am and again will be de­liv­ered by a John Flynn Place­ment Pro­gram med­i­cal stu­dent.

The speaker will be Hils Yin Choi, also a qual­i­fied phys­io­ther­a­pist, and her topic will be joint re­place­ments. This should be of in­ter­est to many in our com­mu­nity.

Th­ese free talks are a part of the Woodgate Men’s Shed’s com­mit­ment to the lo­cal com­mu­nity and ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend.

Bring your part­ner, friends, visi­tors – all are wel­come.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

USE­FUL INFO: Third-year med­i­cal stu­dent Mary Good de­liv­ers a talk about sleep ap­noea and diabetes at the Woodgate Men’s Shed.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.