Free Exercise Programs

Posted on December 6, 2019 by admin
In Medical

Heart Foundation Walking   – a  network with over  55,000 walkers exercising sola  or as a group – search Walk Finder  online to locate a local group and details for registration  Registration  allows you to maintain an online profile , record  your  exercise , recognize exercise milestones provides certification ,  incentives and discounts as well as  giving  a timetable  location of  walks.

Active in Parks – search the name on line  for  a guide  to  a variety of outdoor activities sports , exercise  , tours social activities including dog parks , farmers markets  meditation  and meditation for  all adult  ages including adolescents.

Meetup  – a website platform for linking  people  with  similar interests diverse  fitness activities from cycling to paddle boarding Registration   allows for  activity  search by locality and activity type. Search meetup

Life!Program – a  lifestyle  modification  program to reduce the risk of diabetes and improve  cardiovascular  risk . search for the website on line

 

Vaccination safety

Posted on November 2, 2019 by admin
In Medical

In Australia all vaccines are safety tested firstly on animals, then in  3  human phase trials .

Phase 1 healthy human adult volunteers to establish they cause no harm

Phase 2 on a larger  group of hundreds  to establish that  adequate immunity is  generated.

Phase 3 on thousands to ascertain effective  community immunity is established without  late side effects

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration  monitors  the process as it does  for  all medical  devices and medication.

Bereavement roles for grandparents in miscarriage , stillbirth and newborn deaths.

Posted on October 5, 2019 by admin
In Medical

Give yourself time to deal with  feelings of shock , denial confusion disappointment  anger, guilt sadness and frustration that may manifest as exhaustion , disturbed sleep , changed eating patterns.

Help the  parents by visiting , phone calls , sms , cards consider memorial mementoes. Be an active listener to reduce pent up stress and grief , be an active support to everyday living and routine chores where possible. After respectfully seeking the parents  permission – do not  usurp parent’s roles they sometime need to busy themselves. Allow parents to plan the grieving and funeral processes.

 

Sleep apnoea

Posted on September 17, 2019 by admin
In Medical

 

Found  in  6-17% of the  adult population and associated with symptoms of fatigue and sleep that is not refreshing, poor  concentration  low  or depressive mood. Other  presentations may be altered driving  behaviour , cognitive  deterioration ,  and  non breathing periods  during sleep.

Often associated factor  are airway obstruction , obesity  difficult  to  control hypertension, fatigue,   poor  motivation or depression.

 

Investigation includes clinical history , screening  questionnaire, appropriate  physical  examination,   and sleep studies by polysomnogram which may  be done  in certain case  by home  telemetry or formal laboratory  hospital based sleeps studies.

Treatment is by correction of underlying   physical  factors  and    the  use of  C-pap  positive  pressure devices  occasionally dental splinting   and  corrective  ENT  surgery may be  appropriate.

Patient Health Summaries

Posted on August 6, 2019 by admin
In Medical

The patient  health summary is the  most  useful information you can present to a doctor you are seeing  for the first time or when attending Accident  & Emergency or being admitted to   hospital.  Patient  health  summaries are  readily printed by your GP and  ususally  are  1-2 A 4 pages that are easily carried and read by a health professional. They also faciltate any practitioner  contacting your regular doctor and assist  in providing  the  address for communicating results , correspondence  and discharge summaries to.

 

We encourage you to ask  your doctor to print you a copy to carry