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Are you in pain?

If you are in pain, should you be worried if your doctor prescribes pain killing opioids? If you are in pain, perhaps after surgery or trauma the answer is NO! They are appropriate but their dose should be reduced as… Continue Reading →

The importance of a balance of the bugs in your bowel

Heard about the microbiome? Well they are your favourite bugs and they are working with you to keep you well. You start getting bugs from your mum when you are born and they continue to accumulate throughout your life. So… Continue Reading →

Natural juice is not a replacement for fresh fruit and vegetables

So are fruit and veggies from the glass as good as from the plate? The short answer is NO! Preparing fruit and veggies can be a bit time consuming but it’s one of the healthiest things you’ll do all day…. Continue Reading →

How to make a change for the better! Be SMART!

Making a change is so very hard – good intentions don’t always translate into action. Dr John talks about one way that we may achieve our health goals – whether they be to improve our fitness or to change our… Continue Reading →

Rubella must stay a thing of the past

The October announcement that Rubella or German Measles has been eliminated in Australia is graphic proof that immunisation is so successful at decreasing the frequency of childhood infection. You know the ones; measles, mumps, diphtheria or Tetanus and there are… Continue Reading →

When we try to change our lifestyle it always helps if there’s a friend to join us!

80% of the the things that make us sick as we age have a strong degree of preventability about them. Keeping more active, eating better and drinking less alcohol are mantras we all know. Yep, we all want to live… Continue Reading →

The new epidemic – ScreenTime, children and added weight!

90% of children over five now have regular access to the internet. Ipads, mobiles phones and Playstations combined with TV viewing increasingly occupies our children’s time. Even if we put aside the content (and we shouldn’t) there are studies from… Continue Reading →

Falls – prevention is the best remedy

Falls are the leading cause of injury as we grow older. It’s important that we keep an eye on grandma’s house and make sure it’s set up to prevent falls. 26% of falls can be prevented by making some inexpensive… Continue Reading →

Andre’s life and death struggle

Andre Nasr is the heaviest patient to ever undergo dramatic weight loss surgery. Almost immobile, he hopes the weight loss will bring him down to 118kg — a staggering 350kg lighter than his top weight. Speaking to Dr John D’Arcy,… Continue Reading →

Don’t put up with Hearing Loss

Dr John speaks about the unexpected impacts that hearing impairment has for people. He talks about his own experiences after an accident that left him with no hearing in one ear and reduced hearing in his other. 60% of people… Continue Reading →

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