Healthy Apps for the new year

Healthy Apps for the new year

There are so many Apps available now to help us look after our health. Whether it’s eating well, finding the motivation to exercise, quitting smoking or keeping track of medications, there’s an App to help you do it! Here’s a list of our top ten picks for a healthy 2018.

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Keep your cool this summer

Keep your cool this summer

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP

During Australia’s long hot summer, our doctors visit patients suffering from the ill effects of heat waves and hot weather. Heat-related illnesses can mean mild symptoms like rash or cramps, to serious and life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke.

 

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Summer's tiny blood-sucking curse: the mosquito

Summer's tiny blood-sucking curse: the mosquito

Mosquitoes (or “mozzies” as we call them in Australia) and summer go together, especially when it is hot, humid and still. Mozzies can play havoc with your sleep at night, cover the children with itchy bites, and ruin a perfectly good picnic.  Here are ten things you might not know about these blood-sucking, heat-seeking, sleep-wrecking insects.

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’Tis the season for food poisoning

’Tis the season for food poisoning

’Tis the season to be jolly – and no one wants to put a halt to the festivities due to an unpleasant case of gastro or food poisoning. However every year our doctors are called out to see patients suffering from gastro attacks. 

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10 ways to keep your kids sun safe

10 ways to keep your kids sun safe

Summer is coming, and so is the dangerous time of year when UV levels are high. Following sun-smart strategies is a life-long necessity in a country like Australia. Teach your kids to put on their own sunscreen, remember their hats for school, sport and beach, and keep your kids sun safe, for life.

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