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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects 1 in 7 Australians over the age of 40. Whilst not everybody who has a lung disease has smoked tobacco it is important to note the effect of smoking on your lung health. Sixty nine of the seven thousand chemicals in tobacco smoke are directly linked with causing cancer. […]

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  • World Diabetes Day

      World Diabetes Day is held annually on November 14, the same day in 1922 insulin was discovered by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best. Diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by high levels of glucose in the blood. As the incidence of diabetes has increased, so too has the awareness of diabetes in the […]

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  • Antibiotic Awareness Week

    Antibiotic Awareness Week (12 – 18 November 2018) “aims to draw attention to the role of effective use of antibiotics in preventing and containing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) [1][2].” Bacteria are a type of biological cell. They are everywhere; it’s estimated there are 5×10^30 bacteria on Earth, making them the most prevalent lifeform. If weighed, all […]

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  • November – Lung Health Awareness Month

    November is Lung Health Awareness Month! While many Australians don’t really think about the health of their lungs, as many as 1 in 4 people have a lung disease, and 1 in 7 people will die as a result of lung disease. There are many conditions that impact the health of your lungs. Some are […]

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  • Invictus Games 2018

    Sydney is hosting the 4th Invictus Games this year from October 20 – October 27. The Invictus games is an international competition for active and veteran service personnel who are wounded, injured or ill. This year Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, United Kingdom, […]

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  • All about osteoporosis

    Do you take your bones for granted? Bone is a living tissue, like muscle and skin it is constantly changing and adapting to the demands you make of them. It’s made up of collagen and minerals (like calcium) to give it strength and flexibility (Yes! Your bones will bend before they break!). Part of what […]

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  • Smashed Avo’ Day

    Avocados. Toast. Coffee. Hipsters. Australians love avocados and are lucky to get them from March to November each year. There are four main varieties grown in Australia: Hass, Shepard, Reed and Wurtz. 60,000 tonnes are produced annually, equating to nearly 3kg per person! Avocados are a source of:   As part of a healthy, balanced […]

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  • Insulin Resistance – Exercise can help!

    The food you eat is broken down by your body into its smallest form and one of these products is glucose. Glucose provides the energy you need to live! After consuming a meal, glucose is transferred into your blood stream, increasing your blood glucose levels. Your body, and more specifically your pancreas, produces a hormone […]

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  • Soapbox: medical imaging

    Welcome to our new periodic series, where we get on our ‘soapbox’ to discuss some of the prevailing attitudes and practices in various aspects of healthcare, the evidence for or against and how it affects you. We want to know what’s going on… It’s understandable that, when a person feels pain, they want to know […]

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  • World Arthritis Day 2018

      Arthritis. You’ve probably heard of it. It is relatively common, with 4 million Australians currently living with a type of arthritis; there are over 100 medical conditions that are considered ‘arthritic.’ Let’s break down what arthritis is, and what you can do about it [1]. There are four main categories of arthritis: Degenerative arthritis, […]

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