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Women know to see a GP for blood test and antenatal care once they see that positive pregnancy test. But did you know that there are things to do and important health tips to optimise the health of you and your baby before you even fall pregnant? Click here to read Dr. Dora's blog on preconception care.
Spent too much time planning for your trip with no time to organise other pre travel must do's? Here is a travel health checklist to keep you organised and on task. Click here for Dr. Chris' pre travel check list.
Many parents ask us for advice about the use of dummies in babies and toddlers. Like many things there is a bit of controversy about their use and they have come in and out of fashion over the years. So what do you need to know about dummies? Click here to read Dr. Fiona's blog on the use of dummies.
Australians have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, 2 - 3 times that of USA, United Kingdom and Canada. 2 out of 3 Australians will have at least 1 skin cancer by the time they reach 70 years old. Queensland has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and melanoma is the commonest solid cancer in 16 - 25 year olds.
Who then should have their skin checked and how often? Click here to read Dr. Chris' blog on skin checks.
Prostate cancer is a serious disease and kills more than 3000 men a year in Australia. It is understandable that men are anxious about this. It’s also understandable that you would want to screen for prostate cancer. In December 2014 new (draft) guidelines were released regarding screening for prostate cancer. Click here to read more about the new guideline.
We have often come across this question by young women on the pill or on other forms of contraception. It is an important question as women may be planning for pregnancy and would like to know when they will start ovulating, or they may want to know at what stage should they be concerned if their period is not back to normal. So what happens to your cycle when you stop the pill?
Have you been told that you have iron deficiency and are not sure where to go next? There are more than 100 oral iron replacement supplements and preparations over the counter in Australia and it can be difficult to know what is the difference between them all. Click here to read about the ins and outs of oral iron replacement as well the other available iron replacement options.