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Resolving the cause of pain - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 486 KB 23 April 2015

This article provides an overview of dyspareunia and uses a typical case study to illustrate the benefits of a physiotherapeutic approach. As Jean Hailes physiotherapist Janetta Webb explains, a high index of suspicion may assist in the detection and resolution of pain often suffered silently.

Your changing body shape - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 128 KB 01 February 2015

How many times do we hear, “Oh it’s just her hormones making her crazy”, or “It’s that time of the month again!”? While hormones are often blamed for mood swings – and we know they play a big role in the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause – what else are hormones responsible for?

Women and anger - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 297 KB 01 February 2015

Is anger the emotion of our time? Are we becoming more tolerant of angry behaviour? Is anger a necessary skill to survive in an increasingly competitive environment? Is the pay-off worth the physical and psychological costs of ‘living angry’? Is anger always a bad thing; how do women ‘do’ anger and what can we do to manage it?

The battle with food - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 238 KB 01 February 2015

If you feel like you should be lacing your drinks with kale juice or snacking on chia seeds, you are forgiven because knowing what to eat has become as complex as picking a mobile phone plan. Although TV programs like MasterChef have increased our ‘eating literacy’ so much so that we can now whip up homemade profiteroles and know that confit (pronounced ‘con-fee’) is more than putting on your slippers: the question remains, do we really know what we should be eating?

A great sex life - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 254 KB 01 February 2015

Over the course of our lives, our bodies, sexual needs and in many cases partners, will change. It is helpful to know what you can expect throughout different stages of your life, because having a good sex life plays an important role in your mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Knowing ovarian cancer risks - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 491 KB 17 February 2015

In this latest Medical Observer article, obstetrician gynaecologist Dr Eve Gaughan, covers the risk factors associated with ovarian cancer, and highlights the issues and limitations of current screening measures.

Disorders of the thyroid - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 518 KB 22 January 2015

Detecting and managing subclinical thyroid disorders is challenging in midlife women. In this article, Cynthia A. Stuenkel, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, presents the research findings and identifies some handy practice points for Health Professionals.

Sex hormones and cognitive health - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 492 KB 27 November 2014

Dr Sonia Davison writes that androgens are important for cognition in women, explaining that androgen receptors are found in various anatomical locations throughout the brain.

Oestrogen and mood - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 501 KB 07 November 2014

Oestrogen plays an important role in regulating mood. Read this Medical Observer article and learn about the important windows of vulnerability that women face at different life stages and how this can inform therapeutic considerations and targeted treatment.

Gestational diabetes - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 562 KB 10 October 2014

Gestational diabetes carries risks for both the mother and infant. This article in Medical Observer details the important practice points, risk factors and diagnostic criteria for this common health condition.

Improving health literacy - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 512 KB 29 August 2014

Read about the tools available to help GPs participate in improving patient health literacy.

Gaps in good birth control - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 484 KB 01 August 2014

Contraceptive use varies by age and culture. This article is an update that outlines women’s choices in Australia.

Memory: how to protect and improve it - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 208 KB 01 January 2014

Few people really understand how memory works, but we do know that without it we no longer feel ourselves.

Healthy bones - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 156 KB 01 January 2014

Around 1.2 million Australians – mostly women – live with osteoporosis.

Anxiety: learn, think, do - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 438 KB 01 January 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that anxiety affects over 2 million people aged 16–85 years, the majority being women.

Pelvic pain: a silent epidemic - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 368 KB 15 August 2013

Pelvic pain affects up to 1 in 10 women and is abnormal pain below the belly button.

Embarrassed about leakage - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 315 KB 15 August 2013

Incontinence or leakage is more common than most people realise – and it can be easily cured or managed.

Super foods: fact vs fiction - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 443 KB 15 August 2013

What foods really are ‘super’ at different life stages?

Secrets to ageing well - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 199 KB 01 January 2013

It’s important to know that the genes you inherit do not necessarily have to dictate your health.

Coping with change as you age - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 354 KB 01 January 2013

Contrary to popular myths, growing older isn’t a negative life experience for most people.

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