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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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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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The importance of cervical screening tests

Cervical screening has taken over from what most women remember as the pap test or pap smear and while similar, it is equally important in predicting cervical cancer. Cervical screening replaced the pap smear as a diagnostic tool to predict cervical cancer in 2017. While the original pap smear would swab for abnormal cells within…
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Can you reduce your risk of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure can be a silent killer because many people have it and don’t even know so we look at ways you can reduce your risk. Hypertension – also known as high blood pressure – affects a lot of people and while some require medications to treat it, others can reduce blood pressure risk…
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