Two safety tips for hiking enthusiasts


If you enjoy going on hikes in the wilderness, where it is not always possible to gain quick access to emergency medical services, then you'll want to follow the safety advice offered here: Find a first aid course that covers outdoor emergencies that you are likely to experience during hiking trips If you have this hobby, it is crucial to invest in a first aid course, as a course like this will equip you with the information and skills that could save your hiking companions' lives -- or even your own -- if anyone gets injured on a hiking trip and needs emergency care.

3 November 2019

Can a Skin Prick Test Help to Diagnose a Skin Condition?


If you are suffering from an annoying skin condition and you have not been able to find a cure so far, you may be suffering from a degree of frustration. This type of condition is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and you will invariably need to see a specialist, such as a dermatologist, in order to make some headway in the search for a diagnosis. Much will depend on the nature of the condition, but several different strategies may be used to try and pinpoint the source and recommend a course of action.

25 September 2019

Should You Use Dental Floss to Remove Skin Tags?


Skin tags are usually harmless; however, they can cause some problems. If you have skin tags on visible areas of your body, like your neck, then you may feel self-conscious. Tags can also catch on things you wear; if this damages the tags, then they may bleed and be a little sore. If you have a bothersome or unsightly skin tag, then you may want to remove it. You may have heard that you can use dental floss to do this at home.

1 August 2019

What to Expect from Your Tonsillectomy Scabs


Most tonsillectomy guides give you in-depth coverage of how to prepare for tonsil removal surgery and general tips on how to stay healthy and comfortable during recovery. However, few guides focus on the more gruesome side of this procedure: the scabs. Of course, the scabs left behind by the surgery are a very important part of your recovery, because they give your wounds time to heal without getting infected. If you want to ensure that the process goes smoothly, it's important that you know what to expect from your scabs.

12 June 2019

Tips for Finding a Bulk Billing Doctor

Health & Medical Blog

As a payment method that comes with lots of convenience, bulk billing benefits millions of people throughout Australia. If you're one of them, it's worth learning more about how to find bulk billing doctors. Here are some simple tips for doing so: Shop around using advice from others  If you have family and friends who are bulk billing users too, they may be the best people to ask for advice. They're more likely to have a knowledge of which doctors use the billing system than most other people.

29 April 2019

Reasons to Attend a Men's Health Clinic

Health & Medical Blog

When it comes to health, women's and men's health have several different aspects, owing to the differences in the anatomy of male and females. In order for males to be healthy, both their physical and mental health need to be well looked after, and regular checkups should be carried out. Unfortunately, work, family and bills can affect both physical and mental well-being. This is when it becomes especially important to consult a doctor who specialises in men's health.

28 February 2019

Injured At Work Or Suffering From A Serious Disability? Here Are A Few Ways To Help Make Your Life Better


Almost four million Australians have a disability of some kind, ranging from manageable limps and pains all the way through to paraplegics. Every disability deserves to be treated with a serious and loving response from the community, but sometimes it can feel like you are going on this journey all by yourself. While not every disability has an immediate effect on you, there are a few steps you can take to maximise your experiences in life by minimising the impact your disability has on you.

16 January 2019

Various Body Areas Where Vascular Ultrasound Can Be Done

Health & Medical Blog

Vascular ultrasound is a type of test used to image your blood vessels painlessly. It is usually performed to identify any abnormalities or blockages, blood clots and enlargement of arteries. It can also be used to test whether a particular patient is a good candidate for a vascular treatment and to monitor the success of blood vessel graft or bypass procedures. Some of the areas that this test can be done include the neck, aorta, legs and groin area.

4 December 2018

Who Should Get Skin Checks?

Health & Medical Blog

When something is making you think about the health of your skin rather than the way it looks, you may start considering skin checks. As part of your considerations, you may wonder whether you're one of the people who should get a skin check. Ultimately, everyone should ask a professional to check their skin at some stage. Although not everyone will develop skin cancer, in a culture with lots of UV exposure, each person increases their risk annually.

24 October 2018

Weight Training After Menopause: Don't Forget To Book In For Physio


One part of menopause that many women forget about is the effect your changing hormone levels have on your muscles. The reduction of estrogen in a woman's body leads to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Weight training helps to strengthen both the muscles and the bones in your body, but hitting the gym to undertake weight training exercises puts your body under a new type of stress. As someone who is about to start working out at the gym again, there are a number of reasons why you must make your first physio appointment now.

14 September 2018