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Who takes responsibility for your health? YOU DO!

Written on November 20, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

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!

Written on November 15, 2021 at 1:24 am, by

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!

Written on November 1, 2021 at 10:52 am, by

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".

Written on October 28, 2021 at 12:29 am, by

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.

Written on January 2, 2021 at 1:40 am, by

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

Life in a mask and PPE

Written on May 6, 2020 at 9:49 am, by

In these unpredictable times, the blog updates on have been a bit tardy.  Our excuse is that this site is managed by a coal face team and, to put it mildly, life has been busy.  At the start of January, I flew in Mallacoota, a country town in Victoria, Australia, and provided volunteer medicalMore

Are you at increased risk of Breast Cancer?

Written on September 5, 2019 at 11:29 am, by

It is now recommended that Doctors offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or aromatase inhibitors, to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and at low risk for adverse medication effects. The United States Preventative Health Task Force recommends against the routine use of risk-reducing medications, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene,More

You are what you eat. The Cholesterol story…

Written on August 29, 2019 at 4:45 am, by

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is part of all animal cells. It is essential for many of the body’s metabolic processes, including the production of hormones, bile and vitamin D. However, there’s no need to eat foods high in cholesterol. The body is very good at making its own cholesterol – you don’tMore

Weight for height?

Written on June 20, 2019 at 7:37 am, by

Do you know your ideal weight for your height? What is the normal range? Good health is many things and the focus on weight is only one parameter. I tell my overweight patients that I would prefer them fat, fit and happy than unfit, smoking and thin. Life is a balance. Good health is aMore

HIV screening for everyone!

Written on June 17, 2019 at 7:28 am, by

The US Preventative services task force has released a new recommendation about screening for HIV infection. “Screening for HIV is important so that everyone knows their HIV status, and those with HIV can begin treatment right away,” says Task Force member John Epling, M.D., M.S.Ed. “Today’s treatments help people live long, healthy lives and lowerMore

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