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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]
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. [Read More]