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How to love your heart

Heart health check is important for cardiovascular disease prevention

Have you thought about your heart health? Our hearts are working hard every second of everyday… so let’s not take that for granted. In this article, we go ‘whole heartedly’ in to the do’s and dont’s of heart health. Commonly categorised as cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, stroke and many circulatory disorders affect 1 in 20 … Read more

Read all the ‘buzz’ on the mosquito-borne virus found in Victoria: Japanese encephalitis

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With climate change comes rising temperatures and unfortunately, it’s influencing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. These diseases are reaching further than ever before. The Victorian Department of Health has issued a warning about one mosquito-borne disease, Japanese encephalitis that is now present in Victoria. What is Japanese encephalitis? Japanese encephalitis virus (JE) is a rare … Read more

The benefits of intermittent fasting

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It’s the current fad diet that everyone is talking about. Does it work? Can it improve your health and well-being? Let’s dive into it.  Have you staked on the COVID kilos? Or perhaps, you are struggling to lose weight? Intermittent fasting could be the key to help you shed those pesky kilos. The pandemic has … Read more

Could my chronic period pain mean something else?

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Could my chronic period pain mean something else? The roaring answer is yes! Chronic period pain is common for many gynaecological conditions, including endometriosis. So, how do you know if you have one too? Read our article, and find the most common symptoms of endometriosis to keep an eye on.

Do 10,000 steps a day really improve heart health?

Man standing on pavement looking at the fitness app on his digital watch to see if he has walked 10,000 steps

10,000 steps a day – keeps the doctor away is more of a marketing myth. While keeping that momentum will definitely improve your health, research says sticking with this arbitrary number isn’t necessary.  10,000 steps a day was more of a marketing tool for selling fitness devices back in the 1960s in Japan. What was … Read more

How do I know I have anxiety?

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Being over-concerned about your future or reiterating past scenarios in your mind, many common signs of anxiety are often missed. Our doctors at Duff Street Medical Clinic have come up with a list of things about how to know if you have anxiety.

8 ways to prevent heartburn 

A woman suffering from heartburn as a result of eating spicy meals

The healthy acids that are naturally produced are meant to remain in the stomach. But when they travel upwards where it shouldn’t be, then you get heartburn. Here are eight ways you can prevent that from happening.