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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 →

Hearing Loss and Dementia

  Hearing loss in older adults has been linked to accelerated brain function decline and dementia, according to a recent study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins [i]. The John Hopkins study, conducted over six years in the United States,… Continue Reading →

Food sensitivity

Dr John explains how gluten sensitivity can effect people’s diet. It’s not straight forward and he recommends that if you feel you have a sensitivity or an intolerance that you get specialist help.

Sleep apnoea and why it matters

Snoring is such a common condition we often don’t think much beyond its nuisance value. However, it is often a sign of sleep apnoea, a serious condition where the walls of the throat come together and blocking off the upper… Continue Reading →

Think stroke – Think FAST!

Think stroke – Think FAST! Speed is critical when responding to someone who has had a stroke. Dr John recommends you act FAST – listen in and he explains what FAST stands for. It could be critical in saving a… Continue Reading →

What’s more feared than cancer?

Alzheimer’s dementia is probably our most feared disease. Whilst there are no cures for the disease there are some things that we can do that can slow its onset. Listen in as Dr John provides us with an insight into… Continue Reading →

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