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Physical Health

Dealing with Stress

A little bit of stress in your life is okay. In fact, it is perfectly normal and can be a good thing. It can help increase energy and motivation. Everyone feels stress now and again. It’s a normal response to challenging or dangerous situations. It is when it shifts into being a constant thing you

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Physical Health

Menopause, a fresh start?

The menopause is sometimes called ‘the change of life’. It marks the end of a woman’s reproductive life and all sorts of bodily changes occur. At menopause, ovulation no longer occurs and production of some female hormones ceases. The word “menopause” refers to the last or final menstrual period a woman experiences. When a woman

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Physical Health

Top 8 Quit Smoking Tips

Okay, so we all know the damage that smoking does to our heart, our lungs and a whole host of other organs, right? We don’t need to be told how much higher our risks of getting cancer are as a smoker, do we? We know our fitness is shot and that our clothes, hair and

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Physical Health

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June has been Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. This is a Bowel Cancer Australia initiative to raise awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer. It helps raise funds for the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment. Did you know that Bowel cancer claims the lives of 103 Australians every week (5,375 people

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Asthma Day 2019
Physical Health

World Asthma Day – 7th May

This month we saw World Asthma Day. We wanted to clear up some wrong ideas about it. Asthma is a long-term respiratory condition. It is caused by hypersensitivity (over-reacting to things). Inflammation (swelling and redness) occurs in the airways. Symptoms may include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness, and can vary in severity from

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Antibiotics
Physical Health

The Truth About Antibiotics

What are antibiotics? Antibiotics are medicines which are prescribed by your doctor to treat a whole range of infections. However, it’s important not to overuse antibiotics. This may lead to a resistance rendering them ineffective. When this happens, the infection you are trying to treat becomes stronger than the medicine and resistant to the treatment.

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World Autism Day
Physical Health

April 2nd is World Autism Day

We thought this would be the ideal opportunity to clear up some of the myths of Autism. 50 somethings, unless there is a family member with Autism, probably have very little idea about the condition. The impact it can have on families is huge and we wanted to share some truths about Autism with you.

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Physical Health

New Years Resolutions sliding?

At Hoppers Lane GP we recognise that by the end of January a good number of those New Years Resolutions will have dropped by the wayside. When the kids are at home it can be very difficult to be ‘me’ centred and so the resolve begins to slip, right? There are a couple of things

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Physical Health

Welcoming 2019!

Happy New Year! So, how are those resolutions going? Are they still intact? It is estimated that 72% of New Years Resolutions are health-related. Keeping on track with your health resolutions begins with you. Developing good health habits means you are more likely to enjoy a longer, healthier, happier life. The more they become a

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