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Health

Like chocolate for dogs...

Posted by on 31 December, 2010
My neighbor spent Christmas night in hospital- with his puppy. After a tad too much Christmas cheer and an orgy of turkey and plum pudding their entire household had crashed, leaving boxes of chocolates in plain view of their new spoodle who hoofed in and fell into a coma. You…
Lots of my patients take something from the supplement aisle of their pharmacy or health food shop. That’s not surprising as Australia’s Biggest Health Check confirmed that 82% of Aussie women take some sort of supplement- often a multivitamin. I’m always torn when I hear this because I’m not a…
It started as a ‘little idea’. When Annie Crawford moved back to Sydney from the US she had a desire to give back to the community, promote her love of fitness and raise money for cancer all at the same time. Yesterday, I listened, awestruck and utterly inspired as Annie…
When Derryn Hinch gave up booze for good, he thought he'd turned his life - and health around. Only a couple of weeks ago he said he'd never felt better. But being diagnosed with liver cancer as a hangover of his previous life of boozing seems like a cruel blow…
The sobering facts on smoking are a little depressing. It’s really true; there is no safe level of smoking. A new study (read about it HERE) found that as few as one ciggy a day causes dangerous, possibly cancer causing-changes to the genes in the lung cells and reduced oxygen…
I believe in the power of the sweat. I preach it daily to patients, I yabber on about it on radio and on TV and I honestly believe that regular exercise is the answer to many of this nation’s ills. So this is painful but I have to do a…
For many of us, the idea of lining up for a spot in a nursing home in our hundreds is staggeringly stupid. Until you get into ‘middle age’ when the alternative – carking it- don’t sound so good. Then there’s a mad scramble to tidy up the health backyard and…
I loved my mate, JT (Justin Tamsett’s) blog on workplace stress and its relationship to weight issues today. (Link below) I’m not sure too many board chairmen or women read my blog (I’m not that narcissistic) but I have to have a quick vent about toxic workplaces. It all started…
Stomach cramps, headache, aches and pains and sore throat. That seems to be about the scope of the virus of the week. It’s a nasty one, for sure and I have the deepest sympathy for anyone struck down by it. So this week I have had a higher than usual…
Your PAP smear survival guide Surviving your pap smear Here in Australia, our Federal government send us a courtesy love letter to remind us to attend our biennial grease and oil check; the pap smear. For reasons that hardly need expanding, women are often not overly keen to strip off…