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This week Dr Ross looks at over-prescription and over diagnosis issues with health. In Bodyworks, why do we yawn? Antibiotics, you don’t need to finish the complete script… or is that a Medical Myth? Iron levels and Alzheimer’s and calls to the Openline 131283 Sunday Nights 6 till 8pm east coast time.
This week DrRoss discusses what is beneficial and what is harmful when understanding our thinking. Use it or lose it is often quoted when it comes to brain health, so what does he have to say about retaining a clear memory. The benefits of tumeric have been spoken about often on the programme and on […]
It is often said that diabetics are very much like the “canaries in the coal mines” in regard to vascular risk. Many years ago, miners would take canaries into the coal mines so if there was a gas leak, the canaries would die long before any of the humans.This rather disturbing analogy for diabetics is...
An article in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 1st, 2017 has raised significant concerns around the fate of general practice in Australia. A new report from the University of Melbourne has seen a reduction in job satisfaction, problems with work/life balance and an increase in corporate ownership of medical practices. These factors combined with...
Recently, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, an international patient safety expert has suggested that medical errors account for 1 in 10 hospital admissions. A 2016 study published in the British Medical Journal also suggested that 250,000 deaths per year in the United States were also related to medical error, making it the third leading cause of...
Heart disease remains the number one killer globally, closely followed by cancer. In Australia, one person dies every 12 minutes from heart disease – an astounding statistic, given that 90 per cent of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable if you find out early that you are at risk and make positive lifestyle changes. In my […]
Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease Non-alcoholic Fatty liver disease is defined as the presence of fat in the liver when no other obvious cause is present, such as alcohol abuse or any other potential liver toxin. With the increasing problems of diabetes and obesity in modern society, the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is rising...
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Lindfield Cardiology Suite 28
12 Tryon Rd, Lindfield
Sydney, NSW 2070
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