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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hygiene or Tradition?

Over the last decade there has been some slight but definite medical evidence supporting circumcision. This has re-ignited a debate that has raged for centuries. But the interesting aspect of this...

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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...