Everything you’ve wanted to know about the procedure. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure utilised to make a man permanently sterile. The way that a vasectomy works is preventing sperm from mixing with other fluid ejaculated from the penis, known as semen. A no scalpel vasectomy is a popular procedure often performed here in Australia.
Is it possible to get a free vasectomy? No – sorry! There is no way to get a free vasectomy here in Australia. Vasectomies are considered an elective surgery, so you will always incur some level of cost. Is a vasectomy covered by medicare? Medicare will not cover the full cost of a vasectomy and
At Victoria’s forefront Introducing Onsite Medical Hub, a new workplace vaccination clinic, with a commitment to be at the forefront of protecting workplace employees from seasonal influenza and global pandemic threats. Based at the heart of Melbourne city, Onsite Medical Hub has established a network of partners that functions all across the state of Victoria.
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
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
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
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
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
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.