Eat well, get fit and stop smoking to reduce your diabetes risk

“Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Each year more and more people live with this condition, which can result in life-changing complications. In addition to the 415 million adults who are estimated to currently have diabetes, there are 318 million adults with impaired glucose tolerance, which puts them … Continue reading Eat well, get fit and stop smoking to reduce your diabetes risk

Snoring can indicate a serious issue

Snoring and night time wakefulness are sometimes caused by a physical problem known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Snoring is caused by the narrowing of the upper airway. The transition to OSA occurs when the airway collapses. Sleep Physician Dr Scott Phung from Wexford Sleep says snoring, combined with unexplained tiredness and interrupted sleep, can be often attributed to OSA. “OSA interrupts … Continue reading Snoring can indicate a serious issue

Better ways to breathe

Research has revealed the health of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) improves significantly when treated with appropriate medications. One of the researchers, Professor Peter Bremner from St John of God Murdoch Hospital, says the aim of the research was to improve the health outcomes for patients, whilst also minimizing side effects. “We set out to find the best way to … Continue reading Better ways to breathe

Treatment for respiratory condition has great outcomes

Breathing difficulties can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life and if untreated, can reduce life expectancy. The good news is that many respiratory illnesses are reversible and there are ways to reduce symptoms and improve overall health. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to diagnose people with emphysema, bronchitis or a combination of the … Continue reading Treatment for respiratory condition has great outcomes

Help contain antibiotic resistance – how you can do your part

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first introduced in the 1940s but with misuse and overuse over time, their effectiveness in killing bacteria has diminished. Antibiotic resistance is now a global public health issue and we can all play a part in slowing it down for future generations. Infectious Diseases Physician Desmond Chih explains antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria … Continue reading Help contain antibiotic resistance – how you can do your part

Stitches in waiting room ease patients’ anxiety

Patients waiting for surgery at St John of God Murdoch Hospital are enjoying the skills of three talented weavers who are interpreting an artwork by Perth artist Elizabeth Marruffo in a waiting room at the hospital. Karen Vernard, Connie Ward and Toni Potulski have been hard at work recreating The Pomegranate Seed since last July, which was painted especially for … Continue reading Stitches in waiting room ease patients’ anxiety

From the CEO at St John of God Murdoch Hospital

Welcome to Inside Health. Many of us struggle with living a healthy lifestyle in today’s often hectic society. We hear conflicting messages about what to eat and it’s often difficult to eat a healthy, balanced diet and fit in exercise around our commitments. Inside this issue, we hear from a dietitian about how to get … Continue reading From the CEO at St John of God Murdoch Hospital