General Practice is changing.

Posted on January 3, 2020 by admin
In Medical
 General Practice in Australia - some interesting facts One  third of GP’s are aged 55 + yo , 13% are 65 or older. And 15% of GP’s plan to retire  within the next 5 years and 32% within 10 years . Only 21% of general practices are owned by  GP’s and 21% of these plan to retire within 5 years... There  has been no increase in  registrars training  for  general practice  in the past 2 years. 90% of Australians see a GP once a year and 86% a  twice a year or more.  . An average GP’s workload is 73%...read more

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...read more

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 ...read more