A diagnosis of breast cancer can be very frightening and many will have concerns about body image, self-esteem, sexuality and the impact on relationships. There can be significant financial impacts on the woman and her family and uncertainty over the future. Many women who have breast cancer, feel helpless and powerless. The psychological impact of … Continue reading The role of the Breast Care Nurse
Hearing a friend or family member has been dealt a cancer diagnosis can mean you are struggling with your own emotional response, as well as wondering how you can effectively communicate and help that person. Both emotional and practical support can be a huge help for anyone newly diagnosed with cancer but sometimes it’s hard … Continue reading How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?
Along with obstructive sleep disorders in children, there are other common sleep disorders which can cause children to lose sleep.
Venous disease in the legs is a common condition, affecting up to 25% of all women and 10% of all men. For many, the first sign of varicose veins is the appearance of raised veins under the skin.
Young children’s sleep disorders will likely affect the household’s sleep quality and overall energy levels. Lack of good quality sleep in children or adolescents may impact growth, school performance, memory, mood and behaviour.
Skin is one of the most remarkable parts of the human anatomy – but what happens when it tears? The skin is actually the largest organ of the body and includes hair, nails and glands. As we get older, our skin also becomes fragile as the fat levels and integrity between skin layers reduce. Coupled … Continue reading Reducing the risk of skin tears
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. As you can imagine, it is pivotal in all aspects of lower limb propulsion and copes with high levels of load on a daily basis. Benjamin Hodgetts, Functional Sports Podiatrist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sportsmed Murdoch, says one of the most … Continue reading Treating Achilles Tendinopathy
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a very common reason for parents taking their children to the GP. Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon Dr George Sim from Kids-ENT says it’s quite common for children to have one or two ear infections a year that are not severe. “Children are more susceptible to … Continue reading Ear Infections in Children: When To Seek Help
Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing after cancer treatment? Would you like to receive support from a Cancer Council WA nurse to help you make positive lifestyle changes? The program is easy to follow and you will be guided by your own health coach who will help you set your own goals … Continue reading Healthy Living after Cancer
Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. Depending on the strain and our immune system, we can experience anything from mild symptoms to being laid up in bed for two weeks to developing serious complications. Dr Victoria D’Abrera from St John of God Pathology says there are … Continue reading When the flu comes to town