Child & Family Health

Ideas to help your baby talk

Ideas to Help Your Baby Talk Watching your baby learn how to communicate is one of the most rewarding experiences of being a new parent. In this article, we share some suggestions for parents wanting to help develop their little one’s communication skills, based on recommendations by Speech Pathology Australia. Read on to discover the [...]

Q&A with our GP Lactation Consultant

Lactation At Bluff Road Medical Centre, we are lucky enough to have an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and General Practitioner on hand. Dr Anita Bearzatto consults with families experiencing lactation (breastfeeding) problems and other issues related to maternal and child health. In this article, we learn a little more about Dr Anita, the services [...]

Children’s Talking Matters: News on Speech therapy

Children's Speech Therapy For many parents, hearing their child’s first words can be a delight. Children typically begin to say their first words around their first birthday, but the precursors to that begin much earlier as children babble and imitate the sounds and words they hear. For some parents the absence of first words, or [...]

Protect your family against the flu

Protect Your Family Against The Flu Book your Flu Shot The flu season is fast-approaching, which is why it’s so important to book in for your flu shot today. In this article, we explain some of the recent changes surrounding the influenza vaccine, following last year’s devastating flu season. In 2017, there were 1100 flu-related [...]

Multiple Birth Awareness Week

Multiple Birth Awareness Week As a parent, there can be many challenges associated with carrying, delivering and raising two or more children at once. To share some insight, we spoke to Australian Multiple Birth Awareness (AMBA) chairperson and mother to identical twin girls, Ashlee Tenberge. Ms Tenberge shares tips for parents and explains why accessing [...]

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Did you know from November 13 to 19, it’s Antibiotic Awareness Week? This annual event aims to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance – a global public health issue – and to encourage all of us to take steps to ensure antibiotics continue to do their job. What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria [...]