The best way to keep illness at bay

The best way to keep illness at bay

As winter approaches the community braces for an onset of infectious illnesses – coughs, colds, flu, gastro, skin complaints and eye infections. But as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure… and the number one way to prevent getting sick this winter is the simple act of washing your hands.

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP 

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Ten things you might not know about asthma

Ten things you might not know about asthma

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS (Adelaide), FRACGP

In the after hours, our doctors often provide treatment to patients for asthma flare-ups and complications from asthma conditions.There are various aspects of the disease people don't fully understand. Here are ten things you might not know about asthma...

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The old-fashioned house call doctor is alive and well!

The old-fashioned house call doctor is alive and well!

Those of us of a certain age remember a bygone era when the family doctor made house calls. The doctor would come to the house about tea time, carrying a battered black leather bag, and put mother’s mind at rest about a sick child’s fever or grandad’s chesty wheeze.

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