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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 …

HELP!!! My Baby Won’t Stop Crying!

Having a new baby can be one of the most wonderful times in your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. All babies cry, but how do we know if their crying is normal, or if …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURES

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle,  making them more likely to fracture. It mainly affects people over the age of 50 when bones loose minerals such as calcium faster than the body can replace them …

by Dr Georgia Page

Women’s Cancer – Let’s talk lady bits

 

We all know someone that has been affected by Breast and Gynaecological cancers. In Australia approximately 20,000 women will be diagnosed this year – that’s over 50 women every day! Although breast cancer is very common, with modern medical …

by Dr Georgia Page

Eating to beat cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is carried around the body in the blood. Contrary to popular belief, the body produces most cholesterol naturally, and it is found in some foods. When your doctor first mentions that your cholesterol levels …

by Nicole Saliba

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination

Meningitis, it’s a word that strikes fear into most people’s hearts. Although it is a rare illness, it’s consequences can be catastrophic, and even with appropriate antibiotic care, up to 10% of cases are fatal. Most people will make a …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

Winter Newsletter 2018

Staff news!

The YFD babies are here! Dr Alison and Dr Vanessa each had a beautiful baby boy!

Dr Vanessa gave birth to Alexander on 28/6/2018, he weighed 3330g. He is thriving and Vanessa and her husband are loving every …

Combatting Portion Distortion

The amount of food we eat and drink plays an important role in our daily energy balance as well as our overall health. Not only has the quality of our diet changed over the years with more processed foods higher …

by Nicole Saliba

Prostate cancer screening

We are fortunate in Australia to have effective screening programmes for breast cancer (mammogram every two years from age 50-74 years), cervical cancer (cervical screening test aged 25-74 years) and bowel cancer (stool tests every 1-2 years from age 50-74). …

by Dr David King

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

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