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Recovery tips for patients who have undergone adult circumcision

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Circumcision in males is carried out for many reasons. Some of the benefits of circumcision include reducing the risk of contracting HIV, dealing with medical conditions such as tight foreskin, and preventing cancer of the penis. In most cases, circumcision is carried out in males when they’re quite young (often within a few weeks after childbirth). This makes the recovery process easier for the child. However, males of most ages are still able to undergo circumcision.…

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Safety Net: How Your Physiotherapist Can Help Treat 3 Common Netball Injuries

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Few team sports are as fast-paced, exhilirating and physically demanding as netball, and with all the sudden sprints, high jumps and rapid changes in direction involved in the average game, it’s no wonder that avid netball players can fall victim to a wide variety of injuries. Treating these injuries properly as and when they occur is vital to both your long-term health and your ability to get back on the court as soon as possible.…

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What you need to know about carotid artery disease

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While most people have heard of strokes, many don’t know the importance of your carotid artery in causing a stroke.  It’s important for everyone to understand the signs of carotid artery disease and how to reduce the risk of it leading to a stroke. What are your carotid arteries? Your carotid arteries are blood vessels in your neck that carry blood up to your brain and face.  Your common carotid arteries enter your neck on both the left and right side before splitting into an internal and external carotid.…

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First trimester prenatal screening

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Thanks to recent developments, obstetricians are able to offer several options to expectant parents wanting to get information about their baby’s health as early as the first trimester.  These screening tests can tell the likelihood of a baby having certain genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome or whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Your obstetrician will discuss the risks and benefits of these tests in your unique situation, but it’s a good idea to have some understanding of what the options are.…

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3 Things to Expect from Post-Prostatectomy

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Being diagnosed with prostate cancer is not the end of the world because, with early detection and the right treatment, one can regain good health in no time. However, a prostatectomy puts the body under a lot of stress, since this is a major surgery. The body requires adequate time to recover. Since recovery time partly depends on how well a patient is prepared psychologically, it is essential to manage expectations.…

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Can a chiropractor turn a breech baby?

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As the end of pregnancy approaches, women often worry about the position the baby is in. Most babies are cephalic, meaning they are lying with their bottom up and their head down. Some babies are breech, with their head up and either their bottom or feet as the presenting part, closest to the birth canal.  While this position is common earlier in pregnancy, by 34 weeks only about 7% of babies are breech.…

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3 Ways Seniors Get Scalded in the Kitchen & How to Prevent Them

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People of any age can get scalded by hot water or steam in the kitchen, but seniors are at an even greater risk. Affected by reduced mobility, poor vision and other age-related health problems, seniors aged 70 and over are more likely to suffer a serious scald that requires hospitalisation. Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce this risk of scalding. One of the best methods is to use daily living aids, which help make the kitchen a safer place without reducing a senior’s independence.…

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Reasons to Opt for a Bulk Billing Medical Centre

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Your health is important, and that’s why you should take great care of it. But, most people today suffer from illnesses caused by bad lifestyle, accidents among other reasons.  The situation gets stressful when money is required for treatment. Luckily, you can get relief from hospital expenses and bills when you get a medical certificate membership. A medical certificate membership facilitates bulk-billing; a process where a doctor allows medical benefits as payment for the services offered.…

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Four unexpected causes of tooth stains

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Everyone wants perfect white teeth. While there are different tooth whitening systems available, focusing on the causes of tooth discolouration is important. Without paying attention to the cause of the tooth stains you have you won’t get the long-lasting results you expect from tooth whitening treatments. Here are four causes of tooth discolouration you might not know about. Fluoride treatments 89% of Australians’ water supply is fluoridated, and this exposure to fluoride is important for reducing the risk of dental decay.…

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