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Understanding Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is relatively common and occurs more frequently in men than in women. In the early stages, cancerous cells tend to form on the internal lining of your bladder, but they can spread to other parts of your urinary tract. Bladder cancer can often be successfully treated when diagnosed early, but like other forms of cancer, it can return, and regular check-ups will be necessary for several years after treatment.

Key Points to Understand about Bulk Billing

Bulk billing is a topic that you may have heard of, but you may not fully understand. In fact, most patients do not try to fully understand bulk billing until they are faced with it at a clinic, at a hospital or by their normal doctor. If you are facing bulk billing, here are a few key points that you need to know. These points will explain how it works, how it pertains to your medical bills and what to know about your part in the process.

Can You Repair Dentures After Your Dog Chews Them?

Your dog doesn't understand what your dentures are. If you leave them lying around out of their case, then your pet may think that they are a chew toy or even food. Given the chance, your dog may start to chew your teeth or even try to eat them. Can you salvage dog-chewed or swallowed dentures, or will you need a new set? How Bad Is the Damage? If you caught your dog with your dentures quickly, then it may not have had time to badly damage your teeth.

Two Health Tips for Farmers

There are quite a few health risks associated with working on a farm. If you're a farmer, here are some tips that should help to ensure that your occupation doesn't result in you developing health problems. Get a full-body skin cancer check once a year Most farmers spend a lot of the workday outdoors, doing things such as planting and harvesting crops, taking care of their livestock, sanitising their farmyard and repairing farm equipment.

Over-the-Counter: Protecting Your Child From Overdoses

The majority of Australian families keep over-the-counter medicines at home. Because these medicines can be purchased without a prescription, many people believe they can do no harm. However, some over-the-counter medication can be fatal if taken in overdose. One of primary over-the-counter medications which is a cause of fatal overdoses is paracetamol. Below is a guide to the steps you can take to keep your family safe from the risk of overdose.

3 Ways a Vascular Ultrasound Can Help You

If you have been diagnosed with a problem which affects your vascular system, it is likely that the specialist will want to conduct an ultrasound. A vascular ultrasound can provide the surgeon who will be treating your condition with lots of useful information. Below is a guide to how a vascular ultrasound can be used to assess your health and the treatment you will receive. Read on to find out more.

Four Signs It Is Time to Upgrade Your Orthotic Inserts

Orthotic inserts provide you with the support you need, and they are constructed by your podiatrist depending on your needs. However, in the same way shoes are prone to wear and tear, your shoe inserts can also wear out and become less functional. Under normal circumstances, shoe inserts can last up to 6 months, but this depends on factors like use intensity and your foot structure. If you are a runner who is regularly engaged in the sport, you may need to replace your inserts every three to four months.

Kids That Snore: Why Is Your GP Recommending a Tonsillectomy?

Kids, like adults, can snore; however, parents sometimes notice that their child starts snoring particularly loudly or unusually. If there is no obvious reason for this change, such as a cold, and the snoring doesn't get any better after a few days, then you may take your child to your GP to make sure everything is OK. During the exam, your GP will look at your child's throat and ask you lots of questions about your child's snoring.

Choosing a GP After You Move

Finding a good GP is important for several reasons. When you establish a great relationship with them, accessing healthcare becomes easier. After moving house, registering with a new GP promptly is important; especially if you have children. As such, knowing how to find the best one for your household is vital.  Shop around using the right techniques Depending on how far you're moving, you can ask your current GP for advice.

4 Important Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer All Women Should Be Aware Of

It should go without saying that cervical cancer is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Unfortunately, few women understand the risk factors that can make it more likely for the disease to develop. Knowing and understanding those risk factors can mean having regular check-ups and catching the problem early, so here are four of the most important. 1. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) HPV is almost certainly the most well-known risk factor for cervical cancer, as well as the most serious.