Health Articles

We’ve brought together many of our favourite articles published by our nurses and industry partners, including information sourced from leading healthcare manufacturers.

These articles focus on incontinence,travel, wound care, children’s health, NDIS information, carer and support worker information and nutrition.

 

In sharing this general advice, we hope to help you or someone you care for manage and improve your everyday health.

Reasons why men don’t visit the Doctor

Reasons why men don’t visit the Doctor

I didn't want to spoil the family holiday - and other reasons why men don't visit the Doctor Harry was with his family catching a few waves in the surf when he felt a heavy aching in both arms. The same pain he had a day or so beforehand after yard work at home. And a...

The warning signs of prostate cancer

The warning signs of prostate cancer

The warning signs of prostate cancer According to current statistics, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, with around one in seven men being diagnosed with it by the age of 85. It’s more common in older men, with 63 per cent diagnosed in men...

The powers of topical zinc

The powers of topical zinc

The powers of topical zinc Zinc oxide has been used in topical preparations for centuries, it is one of the essential nutrients that our body needs to assist us in fighting off illness, it supports our immune system in fighting off harmful cells and helps our body to...

Five health checks for men

Five health checks for men

Five health checks for men One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to have regular health checks with your doctor. Even if you feel well or don’t have any symptoms you’re concerned about, you should make time for regular check-ups. This is because some...

Key questions to ask yourself as you navigate the NDIS

Key questions to ask yourself as you navigate the NDIS

Key questions to ask yourself as you navigate the NDIS So you’ve heard of the NDIS, you may have even been advised that you are eligible to receive funding through the NDIS, so what’s next? While the process can seem overwhelming, there are many resources available to...

Understanding Constipation

Understanding Constipation

Understanding constipation & laxatives Constipation can happen for many reasons and commonly occurs when a stool passes through your body at a slower rate than normal. The slower the food passes through the digestive tract, the more water will absorb into your...

Achieve More with your NDIS Plan

Achieve More with your NDIS Plan

Achieve More with your NDIS PlanYour NDIS Plan is unique to you. It is a document that outlines your needs, goals, aspirations and disability supports required. You will receive access to assistance when it comes time to put your plan together, however making sure...

Exercising with incontinence

Exercising with incontinence

Exercising with incontinenceLiving and exercising with incontinence can pose many challenges. Your workout routine can be directly affected by unwanted leakage due to strain from exercise. Studies have shown that sadly, up to 20% of women have reported quitting their...