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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]

  • To Avoid Back Injuries Don't Do These Five Things When You Start Weightlifting

    Weightlifting can be hard on your back, but with the right precautions, this workout can be rewarding and strength-building without leading to any sports injuries. Wondering what you should avoid to protect your back? Here are five things new weight lifters should not do. 1. Don't start with the most  dangerous moves. There are a lot of different options when you start weight lifting, and to be on the safe side, you may want to avoid some of the most risky moves until you are a bit more experienced. [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]

  • The Risk Of Placenta Previa Following An Abortion: What You Need To Know

    It's seldom an easy decision for a woman to have an abortion, but it's important to know about the risks this medical procedure sometimes presents. Placenta previa is a problem that can affect pregnant women, and if you have had an abortion, the risk of this complication increases. Learn what causes placenta previa, and find out why an abortion can increase the risk of this dangerous condition. What is placenta previa? [Read More]

  • Autism And Irlen Syndrome: Advice For Parents

    Autism is a developmental disorder that affects around 115,000 people in Australia. People with autism can experience several symptoms, and there is increasing evidence that the condition can cause problems with vision and/or perception of the person's immediate environment. Irlen Syndrome is a specific perceptual processing disorder that can affect people with autism. Learn more about the condition, and find out what steps you may need to take to help your child cope with the problem. [Read More]