Geelong Medical & Health Group News

5 Signs Your Back Pain Might Signal A More Serious Problem

January 23 2018

Back pain is incredibly common—80% of people have it at some point—and it’s usually nothing to worry about. Most of the time it’s caused by a muscle sprain or strain or a herniated disc, and there’s a solid chance that it will get better on its own, says Allen Chen, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation and...


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4 Things Every Person With Diabetes Needs To Know About Ketones

January 22 2018

Here’s what ketones are, and why keeping tabs on them could save your life. If you have diabetes, you’ve surely heard about the importance of checking your blood sugar regularly. But you should also pay attention to ketones, especially if you have type 1 diabetes or have type 2 and use insulin. Here’s what you...


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Yummy & Healthy Sunday Recipe : Broccoli Cannelloni

January 21 2018

Try our lemony twist on the classic spinach and ricotta pasta bake. Image credit: Jeremy Simons   0:25 Prep | 0:45 Cook | 4 Servings | Capable cooks   INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 420g cans No-Added-Salt diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil 350g broccoli,...


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8 Times Unexplained Weight Gain Is A Sign Of A Bigger Health Problem

January 20 2018

Calories aren’t always the culprit. You’ve hit the gym with the same exact frequency for months. You’ve eaten the same cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast, spinach salad for lunch, and standard protein for dinner since summer (with the occasional happy hour added in—no change in frequency there.) Yet somehow, maddeningly, the number on the scale continues...


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7 Sneaky Signs You May Develop Diabetes

January 19 2018

If you were on the fast-track to developing a serious illness you’d know it, right? Maybe not. Over 2 million people in Australia are prediabetic, yet many of them have no idea. “Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is above normal but not in the range that would be considered diabetes,” says endocrinologist Dr Elizabeth Halprin....


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Signs You Might Actually Have Kidney Stones

January 18 2018

Nope, that’s not just a UTI. Odds are, you take your ability to pee normally for granted. You just head to the bathroom when you have to go, do your thing, flush, and go about your life. So it’s understandable, then, that you wouldn’t give it much thought beyond that until things start to go...


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12 Important Signs That We Don’t Drink Enough Water

January 17 2018

There’s not much in this world more refreshing than a tall, ice-cold glass of water. I don’t think there’s anyone alive that can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of water can be more satisfying than a cup of coffee or a can of soda. Despite this, too many of us don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural resource, we are continuously damaging our...


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Fruits & Vegetables You Need To Quit Peeling

January 16 2018

There are times when it’s a good idea to quit reaching for that peeler whenever you are about to munch on some fruits and vegetables. That’s because much of the nutrients can be actually found in the peel! If you really want to take advantage of all the health-giving benefits of certain fruits and vegetables,...


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4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

January 15 2018

Eat these foods to sleep better, lose more weight, and melt your belly fat. Here’s how to get started! Fish When your diet is deficient in omega-3s—a very common nutrient in fish—your pineal gland—a gland in your brain that helps regulate your nervous system—is thrown off, leading to alterations in the production of melatonin, your...


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Yummy & Healthy Sunday Recipe : Sunshine Barbecue Chicken

January 14 2018

Could it get any better than a barbecued chicken? Oh yeah, when you serve it with an apricot and tequila salsa! SERVES 6 | PREP TIME 15 mins | COOK TIME 1 hr 20 mins | INGREDIENTS 11 | DIFFICULTY Easy   INGREDIENTS   8 spring onions, trimmed, white parts chopped, green parts thinly sliced...


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