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Who takes responsibility for your health? YOU DO!

In my recent reading in the Medical press I came across a study in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) about your opinion about Preventative health care and who you think should be providing it. Participants saw preventive care as legitimate in general practice when it was associated with concrete action or a test, butMore

A kids health check!

Consider doing a health check on your children. A good preventative health plan starts while the mother is pregnant! To give you an example lets find out about a  10 year old boy whose grandparent had diabetes. The edoc recommendations include: Dental Check-up Most children and adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaningMore

A fitness regime for your teeth. Simple. Cheap. Effective. You just have to do it!

To keep teeth healthy: Clean your teeth at least twice a day after meals. Low fluoride toothpaste is best for children under six years of age. Introduce low fluoride toothpaste from approximately 18 months of age. Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods. If you eat sugary foods and snacks, limit their intake – especiallyMore

"Check my Sugar please Doc".

I reckon the number one health issue in Western countries today is elevated blood sugar levels.    Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, although not high enough to be diabetes. Pre-diabetes has no signs or symptoms and people with pre-diabetes have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetesMore

Prevention at any age.

One of my favorite research projects that I have followed over the years are the longitudinal studies of aging.  This is not because I am necessarily getting older any faster than anyone else  – but ageing  is an inevitability for all of us! The Baltimore study is a prime example and really demonstrated the relevanceMore

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