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How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis such as a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs, a persistent cough and breathing difficulties can make simple daily tasks a challenge to complete. You doctor can prescribe medication expand your lungs and encourage mucus to clear, but these medications come with a range of side effects and patients are increasingly keen to avoid drugs. Physiotherapy can help you manage the respiratory symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis, so regular sessions with your physiotherapist should form part of your care...

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The Pros & Cons Of Photochromatic Eyeglass Lenses

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Photochromatic lenses are often advertised as sleek, futuristic devices, but in actual fact they were first developed back in the 1960s. Often sold as ‘transition’ or ‘reactive’ lenses, photochromatic lenses automatically darken in response to sunlight, and lighten in darken conditions. Naturally this a boon for people required to wear prescription glasses. How do photochromatic lenses work? A photochromatic lens may appear to be a simple piece of glass or plastic when not exposed to sunlight. However, embedded within...

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Taking the Sweat Out of Hyperhidrosis

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition that is sometimes an indicator of a number of underlying medical problems, and as a result should not be trivialised. Additionally, excessive sweating is a potentially embarrassing condition that can lead to unpleasant odours, difficulty using electronic devises, and a clammy handshake. To be clear, hyperhidrosis is not a condition that is related to profuse sweat caused by exercise; that is just the body’s method of cooling you down as you heat your body through exertion. No,...

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What Are the 5 Types of Glaucoma?

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Glaucoma, a vision condition that tends to be hereditary, is one of the leading causes of blindness, next to diabetes. It is a progressive disease that is caused by too much fluid pressure in the eyes, which damages the optic nerve cells. In addition to being hereditary, there are other risks for developing this disease, including age (over 40 years old), nearsightedness, hypertension, and eye injuries. Once you get to a certain age, your optometrist will likely start testing you for glaucoma. While it is not something that can be reversed,...

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The Benefits of Regular Physiotherapy After Surgery or an Accident

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When a patient has had an accident or surgery, he or she may be prescribed regular physiotherapy sessions with a physical therapist. Unfortunately some patients may skip these sessions simply because they don’t understand the benefit of having their joints manipulated by someone else or of taking the time to get a professional massage as prescribed. Consider some of the benefits of regular physiotherapy after surgery or an accident and note why you should never skip these types of appointments when they’ve been prescribed for you....

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Utilising Wireless Technology to Get the Most out of Your Hearing Aids

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you currently removing your hearing aids each time you want to listen to music through headphones or use a hands-free kit for your mobile phone? It can be frustrating to have to lose sound quality when using certain devices and accessories, but wireless technology can enable you to hear clearly even when using headphones. You can link your hearing aids with a wireless streamer, which transmits sound from your personal audio devices straight to your hearing aids. Here’s what you need to know: Wireless Streamers Explained A wireless...

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Organising Medical Conferences

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For many medical communities in Australia, working in research can be very isolating. While Australia is famous for its medical advances, medical research often, by its nature, attracts quiet and introverted personalities who enjoy working alone. Getting scientists together to network and connect can help the big break-throughs occur by sharing of important data and insight. Most of the medical conferences in Australia tend to be organised by not-for-profit organisations, where professionals with day jobs do most of the organisational work...

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New, Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Pets

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the serious ailments that pet owners fear is canine osteoarthritis also referred to as degenerative joint disease. This ailment is a progressive and long-term worsening of the cartilage neighbouring the joints, which eventually leads to bone changes. Osteoarthritis is attributed as the major cause of lameness in dogs. Despite the fact that the ailment has no cure, much can be performed to control the related pain, stop the disease progression, and boost the quality of life of dogs. One of the novel treatments...

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Why You Should See An Obstetrician For A Pregnancy Ultrasound

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Making the effort to see an obstetrician so that an ultrasound can be performed during your pregnancy has various benefits. These benefits can spot potential pregnancy problems or simply let the parents know that everything is fine. Ultrasounds are deemed safe procedures, but if there is no medical advantage to be gained from, then they are not advised. If you are not familiar with ultrasound scans, then read on for why they are performed, and how to prepare for one. How to prepare for an ultrasound scan For the ultrasound scan to get a clear...

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3 Common Questions about Pediatric Dental Care

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is great importance attached to proper dental health care for your children. In order to ensure that your children have the correct dental formula, you need to take charge of their dental health until such a time when the child is ready to care for his or her dental health. Child dental health care is notably different from adult care. The article below gives answers to three commonly asked questions about pediatric health care. Why Should I Take My Child to a Pediatric Dentist? Pediatric dentists specialize in diagnosing and treating...

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