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The important facts about breast cancer - Part 1

PostedWednesday 1st October 2014, 12:00am


A new diagnosis of breast cancer can come as a complete shock. There may have been no signs or symptoms and no known family history.

Unfortunately, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women with 1 in 9 Australians receiving this devastating new...

The important facts about breast cancer - Part 2 Self Examinations

PostedFriday 18th July 2014, 12:00am


In part one of our Breast Cancer blog, we looked at the importance of early detection and how this can be vital in the successful treatment and survival from the disease.

Whilst mammograms can help detect breast cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self...

Vigilance is key in the fight against meningococcal

PostedFriday 27th June 2014, 12:00am


Paediatricians are calling on all parents to be vigilant ahead of the meningococcal peak season.

Meningococcal Australia has launch its 'Know, Check, Act' online educational tool to help parents understand the signs and symptoms of this rare but devastating...

Coughs, Colds and Asthma...Stay warm this winter!

PostedFriday 13th June 2014, 12:00am

Coughs, colds and the flu are some of the most common triggers of asthma. The common cold is caused by an upper respiratory tract infection and is a common illness for children and adults in Australia. As we approach winter, here are some tips to keep in mind...

How do new patients find you?

PostedFriday 18th April 2014, 12:00am


When patients contact us, we are always amazed how they seem to think that it's normal to wait months for an appointment with a medical specialist. However, what is more baffling is that there are many specialists with empty appointments that are ready, will...

Find a Psychologist and live a healthier and more productive life

PostedMonday 3rd March 2014, 12:00am

At some time in our lives, we may feel overwhelmed and need help dealing with our problems. In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

Whether it is a problem with a marriage or rela...

What Does an Orthopaedic Surgeon Do?

PostedMonday 24th February 2014, 12:00am

Contributed by - Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ms Anna Manolopoulos


Orthopaedics is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the joints. This means your local friendly Orthopod looks after hips, knees, ankles and feet, shoulder...

Medical Specialists with Long Waiting Lists - How to See a Specialist Faster

PostedTuesday 18th February 2014, 12:00am

In 2010 the Victorian state government promised to release the figures surrounding the hidden waiting lists for outpatient services, but just last year they had still not delivered on their promise. Every time a GP refers a patient to a medical specialist at...

How does a heat wave affect the human body?

PostedMonday 10th February 2014, 12:00am

Scientists are reporting that climate change will bring longer, hotter summers to many places on the planet - with Australia experiencing its hottest year on record in 2013. With more heat waves on the horizon and a big one currently sweeping much of Austra...

Have you ever wondered how a dermatologist cares for their own skin?

PostedMonday 10th February 2014, 12:00am

From acne to eczema, psoriasis, warts, skin cancers and beyond, there is little wonder that there are so many conditions that affect our largest organ - the skin. Thankfully a trained dermatologist can help in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating...

The importance of seeing a Gynaecologist

PostedThursday 6th February 2014, 12:00am

Do you need to see a Gynaecologist?

For many routine health concerns, from contraceptives to menopause, many women will visit their local GP for help. However, there are times when you may require a Gynaecologist and it's important to know how they differ from...

What Specialist Eye Doctors recommend to maintain healthy eyes

PostedWednesday 5th February 2014, 12:00am

When you stop and think about it, our eyes are pretty amazing. They are our own personal cameras that pass information to our brain, detect light and allow us to focus on the world around us. Not only do they enable us to see objects, they also let us show e...

What every woman needs to know about ovarian cancer

PostedSaturday 1st February 2014, 12:00am

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Australia. This campaign is vital for generating much-needed funds for further research but more importantly, highlighting the symptoms to all women, as early detection, diagnosis and treatment are crucial to bat...

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