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… Breast Self-Checks and GP Screening

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in Australia. About one in eight women will be diagnosed by the time they’re 85. Men can also develop breast cancer, but it’s much less frequent. Thanks to ongoing research, the most common types of breast cancer now have…

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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… Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a term given to a group of conditions that affect your joints. Arthritis can affect nearly any joint in your body and usually results in inflammation, pain and stiffness. It can range from mild to severe. The cause of many arthritis types isn’t fully…

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Let’s Talk… Men’s Menopause

Do Men Experience Menopause? Menopause is a widely recognised biological event in women, caused by the decline of reproductive hormones, particularly oestrogen, and characterised by the cessation of menstrual periods.   But what about men? Do they go through a similar process, or is menopause exclusive to women? It…

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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…Puberty

The In’s and Out’s of Puberty It’s exciting seeing our children grow and there comes a point where it’s time to talk to them about puberty.  Puberty is the time when your body, internally and externally is maturing, brought on by your levels of hormones. Hormonal changes begin in the…

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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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