In Australia, approximately one person develops diabetes every 5 minutes and recent studies have shown that the amount of people who have diabetes has tripled since 1990. Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent type and many people living with it don’t actually know they have it. The first step when one suspects they may … Continue reading Diabetes Educator at Encompass Medical Centre
One of the measurements doctors have on file for each patient is BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is a very useful tool that allows the doctor to determine whether there is a good ratio between weight and height and if there is optimal body fat. This is important to doctors because BMI can be used … Continue reading What your BMI can tell you
When it comes to the elderly, there is a common thought that "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks", but this does not have to be the case. There are several fantastic and highly beneficial reasons why the elderly should start using technology. 1. The social connection Human beings are social creatures and this … Continue reading The benefits of the elderly using technology
There's no guarantee against suffering a heart attack. However, many are certainly helped along by lifestyle factors, so you can take steps to lower the risk. Here are five tips to get you started. 1. Keep away from cigarettes Cigarettes have been around for long enough now that there's plenty of compelling research demonstrating the … Continue reading 5 tips for lowering the risk of a heart attack
The smells we put in everything from air fresheners to household cleaners are making a third of us feel sick, but there are no regulations for labelling the harmful chemicals they use. As you enter the bathroom at work you might hear the faint “pfffft” from the automatic air freshener and think nothing of it. … Continue reading Is Your Perfume Making You Sick?
Ageing with grace: 4 ways to stay healthy as you age
In Australia, there are currently over 1 million people suffering from depression each year. While the mental illness is different for each person individually, some common symptoms include changes in behaviour (withdrawing from society); retaining the thoughts of self-failure; a loss of physical endurance or energy and frequent changes in mood, including sadness, irritability and … Continue reading Tips to help with depression