Women’s Health

5 Ways To Stay Healthy Through Winter

5 Ways To Stay Healthy Through Winter Winter is a time to prioritise our health and wellbeing, with colds and influenza being more common. Here are some tips to look after your health and well-being during the cooler months. Exercise With the mercury dropping, it’s not unusual to experience a lull in motivation when it [...]

Top Tips for a Healthy Diet

Healthy diet Food is how we celebrate and show love. It’s often part of our culture and there’s rarely a social occasion where food isn’t involved. However, throughout the festive season, it’s easy to overdo the calories, thereby putting on unwanted kilos and not feeling our best. In this article, Bluff Road Medical Centre dietitian [...]

How to Improve Your Gut Health

Gut health The human body contains around 40 trillion bacteria, many of which reside inside the intestines. These bacteria play an important role in your overall health and well being. Dietary choices can affect the gut flora, or intestinal microbiota, inside your body. In this article, Dietician Sarah Smith offers some tips to enhance your [...]

What You Should Know About Dementia

Dementia With Dementia Australia’s annual Memory Walk and Jog coming up, Dr Bill Walker provides an overview of what dementia is. Melbourne’s Memory Walk aims to encourage Aussies to ‘get active and beat dementia’. 1) What is dementia? Dementia is a degeneration of the brain cell tissue. It’s thought to be caused by a protein [...]

5 Tips For Healthy Living

Healthy Living There’s no better time to re-evaluate your health and wellbeing than now. Here are our top 5 tips for healthy living. Remember, if you need help making any lifestyle changes, we can assist. Tip #1: Increase your physical activity There are so many positives associated with increasing your activity levels. These include reducing [...]

It’s National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week National Diabetes Week usually runs for 1 week in July. For the past 3 years, the theme is, ‘It’s About Time’. The focus is on raising awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition whereby the body can’t [...]

It’s Bowel Cancer awareness month

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Bowel Cancer Awareness June is bowel cancer awareness month, an initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia to raise awareness about the disease. Bowel cancer is the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia, affecting 1 in 13 people. The good news is about 90% of bowel cancer cases [...]

It’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Month February marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an important initiative to raise awareness about the disease. Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer-related death affecting Australian women. The disease is referred to as the “silent killer”, because often there are no symptoms until the cancer has progressed to an [...]

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness With October being breast cancer awareness month, it’s the perfect reminder to be vigilant about regularly checking your breasts. According to Cancer Australia, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer. The National Breast Cancer Foundation reports 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with breast [...]