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Choosing the Right Healthcare Provider for Your Family’s Needs

Choosing the right healthcare provider for your family’s needs is an important decision that can impact your overall health and wellbeing. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. At Junction Road Family Practice, we believe in empowering our patients to make informed healthcare decisions. In this blog post,…
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Benefits of telehealth consultations

In recent years, the healthcare industry has seen a significant shift towards telehealth consultations, which involve the use of technology to provide medical services remotely. This trend has become even more prominent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many people have turned to telehealth as a safe and convenient way to receive medical…
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The importance of health checks, assessments, and medicals

A health check is an important way to ensure that you are staying on top of your health. It is a comprehensive examination that usually includes a physical exam, blood work, and other tests. Your local family doctor can provide you with a health check, and in this blog we will discuss why they are…
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Men’s health: leading causes of premature death

Did you know that men die younger than women? In fact, the average life expectancy for men is approximately 5 years less than for women. This is largely due to the 10 leading causes of premature death in men. In this blog post, we will discuss each of these causes and provide information on how…
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Why women’s health is so important

Good health should be every woman’s main priority. But many put their own needs to the side and place their family’s health ahead of their own. Leading busy lives, and juggling work and family, many women don’t take the time needed to stay on top of their health and well-being. Read on to find out…
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Doctor Holding Blue Asthma Inhaler For senior couple

Tips on how to keep your asthma under control

Asthma can strike at any time, anywhere. For some people, it may be exercise-induced. Which can be worse when the air is cold and try. For others, it could be occupational asthma that’s triggered by workplace irritants such as chemical fumes, gases, or dust. Then there is allergy-induced asthma, triggered by airborne substances, such as…
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How a GP can assist with antenatal care

General practitioners (GPs) are medical doctors who promote general health and treat many different health problems. Your GP is likely to be the first health professional you see when you become pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant. They can talk to you about your options for pregnancy care and the birth. Your choices, and…
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Signs of diabetes & ensuring you get checked

Diabetes is a health condition in which your body has difficulty converting glucose (a type of sugar) into energy. This leads to high levels of sugar in the blood (hyperglycaemia). Your blood glucose levels are normally controlled by a hormone called insulin, which converts glucose into energy. Diabetes occurs when your pancreas can’t produce insulin…
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Asthma management for children & teens

Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing an increase in mucus production. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter. These changes make it harder for air to get in and out of…
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