The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. As you can imagine, it is pivotal in all aspects of lower limb propulsion and copes with high levels of load on a daily basis. Benjamin Hodgetts, Functional Sports Podiatrist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sportsmed Murdoch, says one of the most … Continue reading Treating Achilles Tendinopathy
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a very common reason for parents taking their children to the GP. Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon Dr George Sim from Kids-ENT says it’s quite common for children to have one or two ear infections a year that are not severe. “Children are more susceptible to … Continue reading Ear Infections in Children: When To Seek Help
Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing after cancer treatment? Would you like to receive support from a Cancer Council WA nurse to help you make positive lifestyle changes? The program is easy to follow and you will be guided by your own health coach who will help you set your own goals … Continue reading Healthy Living after Cancer
Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. Depending on the strain and our immune system, we can experience anything from mild symptoms to being laid up in bed for two weeks to developing serious complications. Dr Victoria D’Abrera from St John of God Pathology says there are … Continue reading When the flu comes to town
Dr Cummings recommends getting organised when it comes to preparing your food so that you can be ready for those moments when you are so hungry you would eat anything and lots of it. Helpful tips for being organised: plan ahead and pre-organise your weekly dinner meals write a shopping list and shop to this … Continue reading Preparation is key
Shovelling in some food in the car on the way from somewhere to somewhere else. Picking up some take away on the way home because there’s just too little time to cook something. Mindlessly eating the last of the Tim Tams because you ate four, so why stop there? Sound familiar? Increasing numbers of us … Continue reading Make healthy eating a priority
Our health industry advocates regular health checks but we rarely ask how beneficial they are to our overall health. “Such checks are intuitively a good thing on the basis that early knowledge about problems gives you more time to deal with them,” Dr Don Coid, Director Medical Services at St John of God Murdoch Hospital … Continue reading Is your general health check as beneficial as you think?