Geelong Medical & Health Group News

How Do I Check Myself For Melanoma?

April 19 2018

Australians are well known for our love of the beach and other outdoorsy activities, but all that time spent in the sun doesn’t come without some associated risks. Sadly, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die...

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Hot or Cold? Know Which One to Go for When an Injury Strikes

April 19 2018

Did you just sprain your ankle or pulled your hamstring and you don’t know whether to apply hot or cold compress? You are not alone. A lot of people have a hard time deciding whether hot or cold is the right one for the problem. Continue reading to learn once and for all when to...

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5 Reasons Your Allergies Are Worse at Night

April 18 2018

Like clockwork, your seasonal allergies are back. As if a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes weren’t bad enough, your allergy symptoms might also make it nearly impossible to sleep. “Allergy symptoms actually can get worse at night,” says Dr Purvi Parikh, an allergist and immunologist with Allergy & Asthma Network and Allergy & Asthma Associates of Murray...

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6 Health Problems That Only Seem Like Back Pain

April 17 2018

Pretty much everyone over a certain age has back pain at some point. Who hasn’t felt a dull ache on occasion, or been frozen in their tracks by a sudden, sharp twinge? Although it’s uncomfortable, it isn’t usually anything to worry about. In fact, it often goes away on its own within six weeks. Sometimes,...

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Remedies for Traveller’s Diarrhoea

April 16 2018

One of the worst things to have during vacation is Traveller’s Diarrhoea (TD). This illness is said to be caused by a sudden change in surrounding and eating habit. Research has proven that is not the case. A bacteria present in the body is at fault.  Depending on the location of your vacation the chances...

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Yummy & Healthy Sunday Recipe: Crispy Potato-Topped Beef Stew

April 15 2018

With a crunchy potato top and a full-of-flavour beef stew underneath, this bake is sure to become a family favourite. 0:20 Prep | 2:20 Cook | 6 Servings | Easy   INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1kg beef chuck steak, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 1 red onion, chopped 2 carrots, thickly sliced 2 celery...

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The Best Diet for an Under-active Thyroid

April 13 2018

Here’s a fact: Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, can’t be cured. But eating a thyroid-friendly diet can help you manage your condition. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls metabolic activities. It does this by producing thyroid hormones that regulate things like heart rate and kilojoule burning. Underactive thyroids don’t produce enough...

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Types of Exercises That Help Regain Voluntary Movement After a Stroke

April 12 2018

One of the complications of stroke is paralysis — the inability of moving the muscles. Experts say that up to 9 out of 10 people who had suffered a stroke may experience some form of paralysis right after. It is said that continuous therapy and rehabilitation can actually help stroke survivors to regain their ability...

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Five Tips To Eat More Mindfully

April 11 2018

Do you bolt your food down or multi-task? If you never lose weight, maybe it’s not what you’re eating but how. 1. Take time to sit down We live in a world where we are always rushing. Force yourself to stop, sit down and devote 15 to 20 minutes to eating, so that it becomes a relaxing, pleasurable...

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