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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 …

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 …

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