Geelong Medical & Health Group News

10 Possible Reasons You Always Have to Pee

April 8 2019

Is it just because you “have a small bladder”? Experts explain. Picture this: You enter a movie theatre. You’re so excited to see the movie. But before you even think about locating the exact theatre where your movie is playing, you look for the nearest bathroom. Or this: You’re about to buy plane tickets for...


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How to Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Out of Your Future

April 5 2019

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s. If you were taught that you’re born with all the brain cells you’ll ever get and it’s all downhill from there, it’s time for a rethink. Mounting research suggests you can improve your brain no matter what your age, making it stronger now and...


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Do You Have Food Poisoning or the Stomach Flu? Here’s How to Tell

April 4 2019

Knowing the symptoms is key to feeling better ASAP. It’s no secret that winter brings on a slew of sicknesses, from the common cold to bouts of the flu to stomach bugs. But alongside the rise in germy surfaces, another common culprit can wreak havoc on your body: your indulgent holiday spread. If you find...


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Achieve A Healthy Weight

April 3 2019

Making a commitment to maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing. So how do you do it? Here are several tips on how to help you achieve a healthy weight.   How do I know if I’m a healthy weight? BMI is a useful...


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Here’s How To Tell The Difference Between a Cold and Allergies

April 2 2019

Sniffling. Sneezing. Headache. A scratchy throat. Yup, sounds like you definitely have a cold. Or wait – is it your allergies acting up? This time of year, the source of your symptoms can be tough to suss out. “It’s not always easy to tell the difference between allergies and a cold,” notes family medicine specialist...


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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

April 1 2019

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. 1. Memory loss that...


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5 Habits of Healthy And Fit People

March 29 2019

It will take a lot of patience and self-discipline to follow a certain diet and lifestyle and to exercise regularly and not everybody can do it.  All this contribute to being fit and healthy and it don’t happen overnight. However, everybody can achieve their goal with realistic steps and actually accomplish it if they replace their...


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9 Dehydration Symptoms That Aren’t Thirst

March 28 2019

They aren’t always obvious. In a perfect world, we’d all remember to drink the right amount of water every single day. But let’s face it: most people don’t include “drink water” on their to-do lists. When you fail to drink enough to replenish the fluids lost through urination, sweating, and even breathing, you begin to...


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What’s the Least I Can Do to Stay Healthy?

March 27 2019

Can You Bend the Health Rules? Trying to be healthy can feel overwhelming. From exercise to nutrition to doctor visits, there’s a lot to remember and a lot to fit into your life. Fortunately, most “rules” aren’t one-size-fits-all mandates. So where can you take shortcuts or give yourself a break?   Water “Drink eight glasses...


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6 Speed Walking Tips to Burn kJs Like You’re Running

March 26 2019

You don’t have to be a runner to torch kilojoules and reap the weight loss benefits of cardio. In fact, you can burn just as many kilojoules walking as you can running – if you speed walk, says personal trainer Michele Stanten. “All a walker has to do to burn more kilojoules than a runner...


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