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Understanding Adolescents

Today’s Adolescents are born into families and communities that differ regarding ethnicity, culture, language, religion, environment and the opportunity to benefit from education and wealth. They are exposed to revolutionary new technology. Teenagers have exciting, rapidly changing lives of promise. Most adolescent patients, especially in today’s age of fragmented families and communities, value the chance […]

What is Skin Cancer?

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world due to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is the primary cause of skin cancer. Melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.  UV damage also causes sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer […]

MyMedicare Explained: A Guide to Enhanced Patient Care

What is MyMedicare? MyMedicare is a voluntary patient registration model. It aims to formalise the relationship between patients, their general practice, general practitioner and primary care team. What is the Benefit? Registering in MyMedicare is voluntary and free. Registering in MyMedicare will notify your general practice that you have chosen them as your regular care […]

Understanding Iron Deficiency: Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Treatments

Iron Deficiency   Iron deficiency is a common nutritional disorder characterised by a lack of a sufficient amount of iron in the body to meet its physiological needs. Iron is an essential mineral crucial in various physiological processes, including forming haemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest […]

Managing Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes the airways in the lungs to become inflamed and narrowed. This can lead to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and may vary over time. Wheezing is very common in babies and […]

A Child with Croup? Discover

Croup Croup is a condition caused by a viral infection. The virus leads to swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). This swelling makes the airway narrower, so it is harder to breathe. Children with croup develop a harsh, barking cough and may make a noisy, high-pitched sound when they breathe in (stridor). […]

How to Cope with Depression?

What is depression? Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in daily activities. Symptoms of depression Persistent sadness or irritability Loss of interest or pleasure in activities Changes in appetite or weight Sleep disturbances (insomnia or […]

Breast cancer screening (Mammogram)

What is a breast screen? A breast screen is a picture of the breast (also called a mammogram). Breast screens can find cancers that are too small to see or feel. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of a positive outcome. As a part of the national screening program for breast […]

Women’s health and prevention

What the Cervical Screening Test is? The Cervical Screening Test is a simple process to look for signs of the human papillomavirus (HPV) – a common infection that causes most cervical cancers. Most cases of HPV clear up on their own, however, it can contribute to developing cervical cancer. Doing the Cervical Screening Test every […]

What is Endometriosis?

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the womb’s inner lining (endometrium) is found elsewhere, usually in the pelvis around the womb ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is a prevalent condition, affecting around 1 in 10 women. You are more likely to develop endometriosis if your mother or sister has had it. Endometriosis usually affects women […]

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