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… 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… 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…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…Endometriosis

Endometriosis – do you know what it is? Endometriosis is a condition that affects up to 1 in 9 Australian women. With a likely connection to genetics, do you know if you have a family history of endometriosis? What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when tissue from the inner lining of…

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Aboriginal women invited to local health celebration

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from around Caroline Springs are invited to an event to celebrate health. Women will have the chance to meet indigenous artist Judy Nicholson and contribute to an interactive artwork in representation of the positive, nurturing role Indigenous women play in their families…

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