What is Chroninc Disease?

Chronic diseases are conditions that tend to be long-lasting and persistent in their symptoms or development such as some cancers, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Chronic diseases are major diseases which may require ongoing medication but most chronic diseases are preventable for most people through healthy lifestyle choices. Evidence shows that improving diet and being more physically active can help prevent or delay the onset of some chronic dise...

NSW Latest Campaign for Summer, ‘Beat the Heat’

As we approach summer it is important to be weary of how the heat can affect our health.  This latest campaign by NSW Health gives advice on how to be prepared and stay safe for times of extreme heat.  It highlights who is most at risk from heat related illness. Remember the 4 key messages to keep you & others healthy in the heat: For more information on how to Beat The Heat including babies and children in hot weather, visit the NSW Government H...

Family and Parent Health in NSW

This is a website supported by the NSW government aimed to help and support families raising children in NSW.  It has lots of resources for parenting from caring for newborns, father support to dealing with homework. Listed also are services or programs available in local areas. Visit the Families NSW website. Too sick for school? This is a chart with general information about child health illnesses, it does not replace a consult with a Doctor.  All i

NSW Immunisation

Here are a couple of website which you may find very useful.  They contain information on immunisations. It includes reliable information on myths and realities surrounding immunisation. http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/schoolvaccination.aspx Click on this link to download the ‘Save the Date to Vaccinate’ app http://www.immunisation.health.nsw.gov.au/

Healthy Eating

What should I be eating? Here you will find plenty of information to help you eat well for good health including some helpful tips on increasing the amount of healthy food you eat daily. Find out more about what you should be eating on the eatforhealth.gov.au website. Health Risks Your lifestyle can have a major impact on your health and wellbeing. Unhealthy eating and not enough physical activity can easily lead to an increased risk of developing a

Check Your Health

Interesting Facts about Men and their waist size: Significantly more men than women have a weight problem. Men lose weight faster than women. The really good news is that by losing a small amount of weight you can experience significant health and wellbeing benefits. Large waist size is linked to erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels which can lead to other problems including fatigue, mood changes, muscle changes and weaker bones.

Erectile dysfunction may be a warning of other health problems

Look for the warning signs. Erectile dysfunction may be a warning of other health problems. Erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire among Australian men aged 35-80 years is common (31%). Sexual relations are not only an important part of people's well-being, but erectile dysfunction can be a very serious issue because it may be a marker of underlying cardiovascular disease, and it often occurs before heart conditions become apparent. The major

Chronic snoring may be telling you something about your health

Many people, men and women are unaware that they have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). OSA may be an early warning sign of heart disease or other chronic health problems such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction, nocturia (passing urine at night), and depression and anxiety. It also puts you at risk of excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired mental functioning and having a motor vehicle accident. If you: snore loudly; feel tired or sleepy in the day;...

Talk the talk. Busy GP’s still have time to listen. Discuss all symptoms and worries.

There is a myth that men don't visit their doctor. In fact most men have visited a doctor in the last twelve months. What is true is that men have shorter consultations with their GP and tend to see their GP later in the course of their illness. Men are also less likely than women to discuss issues such as anxiety and depression and sexual dysfunction. Busy GPs still have time listen so discuss all symptoms and worries....