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Dr Deidre Bentley, Jean Hailes GP, explains that a sensitive approach is needed when dealing with this potentially embarrassing subject.
Read our latest Medical Observer article about persistent pelvic pain, in which Gynaecologist Dr Susan Evans details key clinical questions to help in the assessment of this common and debilitating condition.
Dr Amanda Newman, Jean Hailes GP, explains that health checks are an opportunity to assess risk, prioritise preventive strategies and reduce morbidity and mortality.
In this Medical Observer article, Jean Hailes physiotherapist Janetta Webb, explains that patients can be taught to deal with and manage the common problem of urinary incontinence.
There is a connection between the confidence to make positive health decisions and wellbeing. When we feel confident we eat well, our physical and mental wellbeing improves and we are better able to tackle life’s daily challenges.
Confidence is having the belief in yourself that you can accomplish things. Being confident helps you to make the right choices for your health and wellbeing. People who believe in themselves tend to have less sickness and better mental health.
Our social connections, so important to our overall health, are made up of the people we know, friends we confide in, family we belong to and the community in which we live.
Being busy may make us feel valued but it can also be bad for our health. Learn how to slow down with these simple tricks.
The word “cancer” understandably conjures up negative and emotive thoughts. But understanding your rate of risk might put your mind at rest.
There’s a simple way to prolong life and reduce the risk of some diseases. And it doesn’t require an expensive course of supplements or cutting back on calories
Violence against women is often difficult to understand and even more challenging to resolve. But there are ways that abuse can be tackled.
Dr Sonia Davison, Jean Hailes endocrinologist, writes about premature and early menopause, and the associated risks of long-term health consequences.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University Gabor Kovacs, investigates subfertility, explaining that developments in assisted reproductive technology mean more successes.
As Dr Jim Tsaltas Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, explains in this Medical Observer article, timely laparoscopic diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis is key to limiting complications.
Addressing women’s concerns about OCP side effects early can prevent premature cessation.
In this article, the Jean Hailes research team explores long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), citing that few Australian women use this method, despite its convenience and effectiveness.
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.
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?
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?
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?