Did you know that Australia has the highest rate of melanoma in the world? This malignant and aggressive form of skin cancer affects thousands of Australians every year, representing 75% of all skin cancer deaths. Thankfully, if found early, melanoma is very easy to completely cure. That's why it's so important that you visit a skin cancer clinic for regular check-ups and keep an eye on your skin between appointments. However, while most people know that looking out for skin cancer signs is important, many don't know where to look.
28 September 2018
Varicose veins are a common condition affecting millions of people worldwide, some of whom are not aware of their condition. It is characterised by visible veins in the feet and legs and is treated in a variety of ways by a vascular specialist or surgeon. This short article aims to explain the condition in more detail, from symptoms to treatment. What Are Varicose Veins? Most people have heard of varicose veins but do not know what they are or what causes them.
29 August 2018
All types of cancer affect one's quality of life in a certain way. Prostate cancer is not different, but in this case, it affects one of the most sensitive areas in men—their intimacy and sexual lives. After prostate cancer treatment, one may be worried about their ability to be intimate and meet their partner's needs. The truth is, this is a genuine concern. That's because of the risks that surround prostate cancer treatment, be it surgery or radiation.
29 June 2018
A pre-employment medical assessment involves a full head-to-toe examination to make sure you're in good health before starting work. The tests include your weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure. If you have particularly high blood pressure, you should already be on a treatment plan with your doctor, possibly involving the use of medication to bring things back to normal. But if you're just concerned that your blood pressure might be a bit on the high side and want to reduce it, there are a few things you can do to help in advance of your medical assessment.
18 April 2017
Braces are an orthodontic treatment that will not only ensure you have healthy teeth but also enhance your smile. A lot is often expected of you after you get your braces, particularly in terms of care. Unfortunately, braces can take quite some time to work, especially if you are an adult because they work by directing your teeth in a given direction and this will usually take longer for adults.
4 April 2017
Have you ever experienced sensitivity after whitening your teeth? If so, you are not alone! Most teeth whitening products cause the teeth to be extra sensitive to heat, cold, touch, and certain types of foods. However, sensitivity should not deter from whitening your teeth as this is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to restore the natural color of teeth. Here you will learn some measures that can be taken to reduce or prevent teeth sensitivity during and after your teeth whitening procedure.
22 March 2017
In the hot Australian sun, skin cancer is a real concern. It's estimated that there will be 13,283 new melanoma diagnoses in 2016. Certain people are at greater risk of this type of cancer. These include people with fairer complexions, those with weak or suppressed immune systems, those with a family history of skin cancer because of a genetic predisposition, those with a lot of moles, people who have been sunburnt a lot in the past, and those with reduced DNA repair capability.
23 June 2016
While many people have legs that aren't exactly the same size and manage to get through life without any problems or the need for treatment, uneven leg lengths may put you at a higher risk of sports injuries. If your child has one leg that is longer than the other, plays a lot of sport and is prone to pain or injury after exercise, then a physiotherapist may be able to help.
23 May 2016
Arthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition. For some people who suffer from early onset rheumatoid arthritis having an integrated care plan for the arthritis can help to not only manage the pain but can limit the progression of the disease. Here are some of the important steps to managing Regular meetings with a general practitioner General practitioners (GPs) can help patients by prescribing pain medication as well as steroid treatments to help reduce joint swelling and inflammation (both oral medication and direct injections depending on the severity of any outbreak).
8 April 2016