The average wait time to book a doctor's appointment is 24 hours. Emergency rooms, on the other hand, tend to be expensive, and they give top priority to the more severe cases. So what do you do when you have minor health issues that require treatment in a timely fashion? Well, you visit a walk-in medical clinic. These are minor, conveniently placed clinics that deal with non-life threatening issues. Retail walk-in clinics, for instance, are typically set up inside or next to a large retailer or pharmacy.
29 September 2019
Erectile dysfunction is one of those topics that no man really wants to discuss, but the reality is that 1 million Australian men are affected. It's something that needs to be talked about. With such a high figure, it becomes clear that erectile dysfunction (ED) is something way more prevalent than a small anomaly. Thankfully, if you are struggling with ED, there are many ways that you can get your sex life and confidence back on track.
27 June 2019
Runners often complain of knee pain, but it is not an unavoidable consequence of running. If you work on your running form, wear appropriate shoes and take steps to strengthen your leg muscles, you will hopefully be able to run without pain for many years. Take a look at these three top tips to keep your knees healthy. 1. Run With Good Form Many people assume that everyone knows how to run, but mastering correct running form is actually something that takes practice.
20 December 2018
In Australia, there are two ways that people with Medicare can be billed after visiting a doctor. You can be asked to pay the medical fee,s which you will claim back through Medicare. The other method is when the medical centre has bulk-billing services. Bulk billing is a system where the doctor bills Medicare directly. As such, the patient does not have to pay for the services offered. Today, many medical centres offer bulk-billing services to their patients.
6 November 2018
Private label is a term used to refer to a situation where a retailer contracts the services of a manufacturer or producer to label drugs under their name. In such a case, the manufacturer or producer of the pharmaceuticals will either engage in the activity of producing drugs solely for private labels or produce pharmaceuticals under their brand as well as under the brand of the private label. A private label is sometimes referred to as a private brand.
12 September 2018
As life progresses, some people may find they struggle to meet their needs alone at home. From key events such as an accident to the ageing process, there are multiple reasons for requiring home health care. While many recognise the need for assistance, others might struggle to do so, or they may not want to ask for help. If you're worrying about a relative who appears to struggle at home, watching out for certain signs is beneficial.
13 March 2018
Whether you've always been a fan of organic healing or becoming a mother has influenced you towards more natural medicine, you may be wondering what your treatment options will be if you have an episiotomy (a cut to enlarge your vaginal opening during childbirth). Alongside non-medicinal pain relief options like ice packs and plenty of rest, many women are also given a topical antiseptic called povidone iodine. While iodine is generally a safe antiseptic, some new mothers prefer to use less clinical treatment options.
25 October 2017
Couples who've been trying to conceive a child for more than a year may be experiencing male or female infertility. It's often assumed the issue is related to a woman's reproductive health, but in Australia, infertility affects around one in 20 men. Here's an overview of the main causes of male infertility: Medical Causes Sperm production and health can be affected by some infections, such as gonorrhoea or bacteria, that cause inflammation in the testicles.
23 August 2017
If you have an accident that results in a facial injury, there's always a risk of a tooth getting knocked out. In this instance, it's important to keep the tooth safe if possible, and see an emergency dentist as soon as you can to see if it can be reinserted or repaired. But what if you have dental implants? Is there the same risk? And what should you do if your implant does get knocked out?
20 July 2017
Osteopathy is a form of healthcare involving the detection, treatment and prevention of health problems through the manipulation and massage of a person's muscles and joints. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners trained to evaluate and identify important types of body dysfunction that require osteopathic treatment. In Australia, the practice is regulated by the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Practitioners must have completed accredited university training in the relevant healthcare subjects, including osteopathic techniques.
12 July 2017