Family Health

Kids Dental Health

Teaching our children proper oral care at an early age and passing on to them the know-how to prevent dental decay is a gift that can pay lifelong dividends. Baby teeth though temporary are still...

News

Natural clean bums!

The Clean Bum Crusade is a campaign to help give the babies of Australia a voice. The organisers want to raise awareness of the synthetic chemicals found in conventional skin and body care products...

Family Health

Childhood Depression

Sophie’s Story  Sophie suffers from depression. The problems started about four years ago, when Sophie was eight years old. She was always an anxious child who would panic about being late...

Pregnancy & Babies

Mothering the Mother

Ideally, giving birth is a joyful, positive experience for a woman. In reality, some women feel let down by our maternity system and an increasing number are employing a doula to support them in...

Family Health

First Aid

My Mother inflicted her version of first aid on me when I was a small child. She was head of intensive care in our family. Most mothers are. Apart from the scrapes and bruises and kiss it better...

Family Health

Not just skin deep!

Itchy, red, scaly, dry, weeping, painful … when our skin is showing signs of distress, what is it really trying to tell us? Our skin provides a natural barrier to protect us from our external...

Family Health

Don’t forget your eyes!

Often as parents, we look after our children first. However, sometimes it is good to realise that we are important too. Without eyesight, it is difficult to work or to function independently. Yet...

Family Health

Men and family separation

Family separation is an increasingly common experience for many Australians, and presents a challenging time, as many people experience significant emotional, financial and legal impacts as a...

Family Health

Why children need their eyes checked

Looking Smart Optometrists recommend that every child from 6 months of age should have an eye exam. This should be followed up by a yearly exam until the age of six and then testing a minimum of...

Family Health

What is your pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a layered sheet of muscles, stretching like a sling or hammock from your pubic bone (at the front of your pelvis) to your tailbone (at the back). Both men and women have a pelvic...

Family Health

Bracing for change

Remember way back when you were young? If you are the same vintage as me, kids came in many shapes and sizes, and so did their teeth. Some were crooked, some mouths gappy and everyone seemed to...