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  • Role of the GP in Managing Chronic Illness

    Chronic illnesses are long-lasting diseases with effects that develop with time. Some of the common chronic diseases among Australians include cancer, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases and mental illness. The GP, or general practitioner, plays a vital role in helping patients diagnosed with such diseases. Below are some of the roles of the GP in chronic illness management. Creating awareness The GP plays a pivotal role in educating people about chronic illnesses. [Read More]

  • How Bulk-Billing Medical Centres Are Good for Women's Health Care

    When it comes to women's health, your needs are likely to evolve with each decade. With events such as puberty, preventing pregnancies, falling pregnant and the menopause requiring regular attention, you may need to see a doctor on a regular basis. If you want to streamline the relationship you have with your GP and gynaecologist, consider using bulk billing. Here are some advantages of a bulk-billing medical centre: Changing contraceptives won't become costly [Read More]

  • Understanding Vascular Trauma

    Every day, vascular surgeons treat patients who have suffered vascular trauma. If you know someone who has experienced vascular trauma, you'll want to understand as much as possible about the condition and the options available for treatment. This article outlines everything you need to know about this condition. What Is Vascular Trauma? Vascular trauma is the term vascular surgeons use to describe an injured blood vessel. The body has two types of blood vessels: [Read More]

  • Two ways to improve an elderly relative's physical and mental wellbeing

    The aging process and the decline in health that often accompanies it can have a huge impact on an older person's quality of life. It can affect their mobility levels, their independence and their mental well-being. If you have an elderly relative and are concerned about their health (both physical and mental), here are a couple of things you can do to help them. Have their hearing tested As people age, they often find that their hearing deteriorates; this is referred to as presbycusis. [Read More]

  • ENT Disorders: Understanding Deviated Nasal Septum

    The nasal septum is a critical structure which separates the two airways of the nose, that is, the nostrils. This septum is primarily made of bone and cartilage, and it is typically strong. However, the position of the septum can shift to one side of the nose, instead of remaining at a mostly midline location. This physical disorder is commonly known as nasal deviated septum. The condition is relatively common and affects numerous individuals, although most are ignorant of the issue. [Read More]

  • Dental Care Tips to Prevent Paediatric Toothache

    Dental emergencies are often painful, and they can occur at any time of the day irrespective of the hour. A dental emergency is generally regarded as any tooth- or mouth-related injury that requires immediate medical attention, ranging from loose or dislodged teeth, to avulsed or knocked-out teeth, to chipped or broken teeth, to lost filling, to broken dentures, to painful tooth infections, and so forth.  Toothache resulting from tooth decay is a common problem in emergency paediatric dentistry. [Read More]

  • Symptoms That Could Indicate Early Onset Diabetes in Your Child

    Diabetes is typically though of as an adult illness. The truth of the matter though is that anyone, no matter your age, can have early onset diabetes. The sad news is that there is not much you can do to prevent early onset diabetes in your child. However, knowing what symptoms to look out for could lead to early detection and treatment of this illness. It is prudent to know the signs of diabetes so as to prevent a diabetic complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). [Read More]