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  • Clinical Pilates: Can It Help Your Lower Back Pain?

    If you suffer from debilitating back pain and would like an alternative form of treatment other than prescription medication, you may want to consider clinical pilates. This type of pilates largely focuses on correcting your posture, strengthening your core, enhancing your balance and improve your overall flexibility. The main difference between clinical pilates and traditional pilates is that the former provides you with a personalised approach when determining the course of treatment your specific back pain would require.
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  • Health Tips Your Doctors Want You to Know

    Sometimes paying a visit to your doctor is unavoidable. At other times, simple health advice can prevent you from needing to attend a doctor's clinic. While there are lots of areas of medicine where you could take control of your health yourself, here are some top tips your doctor may want you to know.  Sticking cotton buds in your ear isn't a good idea The area inside your ear is sensitive, prone to infection, and easy to injure.
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  • Understanding Coeliac Disease

    Coeliac disease is a serious condition that causes your immune system to overreact when you consume gluten, which is a protein found in several grains. Your immune system triggers an attack on this usually harmless substance, and as a result, your small intestine becomes inflamed, which can prevent vital nutrients being absorbed. The precise reason some people develop coeliac disease is unknown, but you can develop it at any time in your life, and a combination of genetic and environmental factors are thought to be responsible for triggering your immune system to attack gluten.
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  • Understanding Laser Prostate Surgery

    Enlargement of the prostate gland, otherwise referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a non-cancerous enlargement or growth of the prostate gland. It is the most common disease of the prostate gland, affecting mostly older men. The prostate gland anatomically surrounds the top part of the urethra. As the prostate gland enlarges, it makes the urethra narrower, causing urinary obstructive symptoms such as urinary hesitancy or dribbling flow of urine.
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  • Three Questions to Ask to Help Find the Best Physiotherapist for You

    You know you need physical therapy and physiotherapy appointments. This may be due to an injury that is not getting better or an older issue that is cropping back up as an issue. If you don't have a referral from a doctor, you may be curious about how to find the best physiotherapist for you and your needs. Here are three questions to ask, and what you need to know about each one, to help you narrow down your choices.
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  • How family health care clinics take on skin cancer

    Skin cancer is a common medical condition in Australia. According to the Cancer Council Australia, In 2014, 2067 people died of skin cancer in Australia. Majority of skin cancers are caused by damage to skin cells due to overexposure to radiations of the sun, which nature makes generously available in parts of Australia, especially in Queensland. It is therefore important to get any worrying skin spots checked as soon as possible.
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  • Pregnancy Screening: What Happens When You and Partner Both Have the Sickle Cell Trait?

    One of the most important antenatal screenings is the test for the sickle cell trait (SCT), which determines whether you're a carrier for sickle cell disease. Many people diagnosed with SCT are surprised to discover that they could be a carrier for sickle cell disease despite being healthy. If you and your partner have just been told you both tested positive for SCT, you may be worried about what happens next.
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  • Trouble Hearing? 2 Reasons Why You Should Choose A CIC Hearing Aid

    If you've noticed that your hearing has gotten worse and it has begun to impair your quality of life, it may be time to look into getting a hearing aid. Hearing loss is a natural part of life, so there's no reason to fear it. One of the biggest misconceptions about hearing aids is that they are gigantic and ugly. This may have been true a few decades ago, but the technology has drastically changed since then.
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