222014Dec
Travel Health Checklist

Travel Health Checklist

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. Get travel insurance when you book your trip to cover unforseen events before you leave home. Don’t wait until you are about to leave….

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222014Dec
What do I need to know about Dummies?

What do I need to know about Dummies?

Many parents ask us 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? Many parents find a dummy very useful for…

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222014Dec

Things To Do Before You Start a Family

Women know to see a GP for blood tests 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? Preconception care involves optimising your health in preparation…

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222014Dec
Pap Smears and the HPV Vaccine – great news for women

Pap Smears and the HPV Vaccine – great news for women

Following the introduction of the cervical cancer vaccine program we have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of abnormal PAP smears for young vaccinated women. This vaccine was developed in Queensland by Professor Ian Fraser and is now being used to protect young women all over the world. The vaccine is given at school…

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222014Dec

Traveller’s Diarrhoea – no point in letting it run!

Did you know that traveller’s diarrhoea affects up to 30-70% of travelers, depending on the destination and season of travel?  While the common rule of “boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it” reduces the chance of travel’s diarrhoea, studies have shown that people who follow these rules can still get traveller’s diarrhoea. Patients…

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222014Dec

Who Should have a Skin Check?

Australians have the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, 2-3 times that of USA, United Kingdom and Canada. Two out of three Australians will have at least one skin cancer by the time they reach 70 years. Queensland has the highest incidence of melanoma in world and melanoma is the commonest “solid” (as…

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