If you're a diabetic, your GP may encourage you to go to their immunisation clinic every year to have a flu shot. If you're feeling fit and healthy, and your diabetes is under control, then you may not be sure if you really need this vaccination. Why does your doctor want to immunise you against flu? Diabetes Affects Your Immune System You may be feeling in tip-top condition right now, but a dose of the flu could affect you quite badly. [Read More]
Everything You Need to Know About Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Surgery
How many people dread the idea of going to an operating theatre for a surgical procedure? Well, the number is countless. Traditional surgical procedures involve deep cuts and incisions into the skin. They are painful and demanding on your body during the recovery period. The chest area in particular can cause quite a scare because it hosts delicate and vital organs such as the lungs and heart. Surgical procedures in this region require a less invasive procedure that will not disrupt your vital organs. [Read More]
How Seeing A Physio Can Change Your Life
When we think of physiotherapists, most of us picture their patients to be people with sports-related injuries or people who are recovering from some sort of physical trauma, e.g., a car accident. While physiotherapists certainly do work with those people, the bulk of their clientele are people with no serious injuries or sports trauma but rather regular Australians with their own, more minor, aches and pains that they help treat. What these people are taking advantage of is the benefits that a physio can also provide for you and what we are talking about in this article. [Read More]
Why Is Skin Cancer a Worry for Everyone?
Sometimes statistics can be super scary. If you're squeamish, perhaps you should stop reading now before you learn that two thirds of Australians are expected to be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before they get to their 'seventies. As you are statistically at risk, you need to spend more time looking in the mirror or getting a loved one to help check for early signs. What should you be on the lookout for, in particular? [Read More]