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Otitis Media

Middle ear infections are a very common reason for kids to come and see their doctor and are a leading cause of hearing loss, particularly in developing countries.

What is otitis media?

Otitis media occurs when there is inflammation and …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

BEDWETTING IN CHILDREN

Bedwetting is a common problem in school age children and a frequent cause of worry and stress  for families.  The good new is that most children grow out of it over time.

The fancy word for wetting the bed at …

by Dr Georgia Page

Medication Check Up!

About 2/5 of Australians, aged over 50  and 2/3 of Australians aged over 75 years old, take five or more medications every day. Older Australians taking five or more medications are twice as likely to report a side effect or …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

Does My Child Have Autism?

Developmental and behavioural problems are common in young children. In the majority of cases behavioural difficulties are temporary and normal development is achieved. But how do we know if a young child’s behaviour is within normal limits or when could …

Vaccination for the over 65s

The focus on vaccination is often on children but what about our over 65 population? Older people suffer higher rates of serious illness and death from infectious diseases such an influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster. This is because as …

by Dr Georgia Page

INSOMNIA

Not sleeping well? You’re not alone! So, get your pyjamas on, make yourself a hot chocolate, snuggle in and have a look at this article!

Up to 40% of older adults experience common (and normal) sleep issues. These include light …

ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

Asthma is a common lung condition in which the airways become narrow making it hard to breath leading to wheeze, cough and shortness of breath.  Approximately 1 in 10 children have asthma and it is one of the most common …

Let’s Talk About Dementia ……

 

As we get older, its only natural we worry about our memory, and possibly those of our loved ones. Dementia is a condition affecting 400,000 people in Australia, 55% of whom are women. It’s the leading cause of death in …

Eczema In Children

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition in which the skin becomes dry, itchy and red. It can make the skin crack, weep and bleed and more prone to bacterial infection, especially if a lot of scratching …

MENOPAUSE

The Three Stages of that ”Stage of Life”

The word Menopause is actually defined as “the final menstrual period”. In Australia, the average age of natural menopause is 50 years. The Peri-menopause is the time leading up to this. In …

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