Let’s Talk… Osteoporosis

You and I are lucky to be living in a time when people can expect to live longer and healthier. Thanks to modern medicine, we’re more likely to reach our eighties and lead more independent, longer lives than previous generations. Because we have an ageing population, we all need…

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Let’s Talk… Bowel Screening

Bowel (or colorectal) cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia. Some 14,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. Around 90% of cases can be successfully treated if the cancer’s detected early. Australia’s National Bowel Screening Program is free and has the potential to save your…

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Let’s Talk…Urinary Tract Infections UTIs

What are Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)? A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary system. This system, which includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra, helps filter your blood and get rid of waste and excess fluid from your body as urine (wee). UTIs are very…

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Let’s Talk… Testicular Screening

Each year, around 800 Australians are diagnosed with testicular cancer. That’s about one in every 100 cancers in males. It’s the most common cancer found in young men aged between 20 and 39. Here’s the good news: more than 9 out of 10 people with testicular cancer can be…

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Let’s Talk…Incidental Exercise

The Benefits of Incorporating Incidental Exercise Into Your Everyday Life As the saying goes, “health is wealth”. We all know how important it is to take care of our physical health, but sometimes it can be difficult to make time for exercise in our busy schedules. Fortunately, there are…

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Let’s Talk…Setting Health Goals

How to stay motivated with your healthy life changes, long term. Are you one of those people who feels excited when setting new goals? Many people choose different times of the year to set goals and make new habits but for some people, the thought of doing…

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Let’s Talk…Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia? “Fibromyalgia is the name for a chronic condition that causes generalised pain and muscle stiffness in many parts of the body. Fibromyalgia is common and affects around 2 to 5 in every 100 people, mainly young to middle-aged women.” Health Direct.

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Let’s Talk…Sleep

  SLEEP – why we need it and what happens when we don’t get enough! Sleep – it’s one topic of conversation for parents, work colleagues and friends alike that everyone can have input in. It can determine so much of the quality of our day-to-day functioning. Sleeping well…

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Let’s Talk…Health Assessments

  Have you ever been to your doctor for a Health Assessment? There are several assessments available to cater for patients’ particular needs and circumstances. They’re also a good preventative measure to keep an eye on your current health and identify any risks that may be present or likely…

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Let’s Talk…GP Management Plans

Have you heard of a GP Management Plan? A GP Management Plan or “GPMP” is a document detailing a course of action recommended by your GP if you are experiencing a specific, chronic (long term) medical condition. It’s there to help, and…

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