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
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
Most people experience minor hearing problems from time to time, with a little bit of difficulty making things out or some ringing in the ears being fairly common. Usually, these issues are nothing to worry about, and they're related to a non-threatening illness or exposure to excessive noise. Because it's important to look after your hearing, it's a good idea to know when you have a problem that warrants an appointment with your GP.
26 July 2018
Also known as rotator cuff disorder, rotator cuff syndrome is one of the commonest causes of shoulder pain. While the extent of pain and stiffness varies according to the injury causing your syndrome, you'll likely want to tackle it as soon as possible to return to a normal range of movement and prevent further injury. In addition to considering pharmacological interventions, you may find that a physiotherapy clinic can aid your recovery.
19 April 2017
Most businesses have taken up the task of offering a pre-employment medical appointment. This is for a number of reasons including insurance qualification and on possible issues that could affect job performance. Even though you know that a pre-employment medical exam may be required for the job, you may not know what information you need to have with you and what to expect. Here are some tips to help you get through your pre-employment medical.
14 March 2017
Eyelid surgery, known medically as a blepharoplasty procedure, can be life changing for many men and women. As well as improving the cosmetic appearance of the eye, it can also restore obstructed vision and improve quality of life. However, it's important to understand that eyelid surgery isn't a cure-all for every aesthetic eye problem. If you're considering blepharoplasty, it's important to have realistic expectations before you go through with the treatment.
10 March 2017
When you have missing teeth in the back of your mouth, it often seems like it isn't a big deal to replace them. However, whether or not you can actually see the missing teeth is not the only thing to consider when deciding if you should replace the teeth. In fact, all teeth that are broken or pulled or that fall out should be replaced eventually. Here are some reasons why you should talk to your dentist about replacing your missing back teeth.
20 January 2017
If you are going to undergo surgery that will use fibre optic equipment that enters your body through a few small incisions, you may find that the surgeon will make use of robotic surgical equipment. This type of surgery has advantages for your doctor and for you, the patient. As with any procedure, there is also a flip side: robotic surgery has some disadvantages. Understanding robotic surgery Robotic surgery is the name given to a surgical procedure that is minimally invasive and during which the surgeon uses robot-controlled equipment to perform the procedure.
25 May 2016
There have been many discussions on Medicare and more specifically the benefits of bulk billing. The issues arising include complaints that bulk billing is not as profitable as patients covering their own consultation and administration fees; however, bulk billing seems to serve another less known purpose. It has significant benefits to pathology. Pathology has to do with studying diseases — their nature, development, causes and effects. In other words, pathology deals with knowing what makes you sneeze or cough or fall ill in general.
20 May 2016
Of all the congenital birth defects that can complicate a child's entrance into the world, club foot is one of the least severe and the most easily treated. Non-surgical treatments to correct club feet, such as braces, splints and corrective casting, are very effective, and most children born with one or more club feet with respond well to them. However, in severe or unusual cases, this non-invasive treatments may not be enough to correct the problem, and surgical intervention may be required.
12 May 2016