Getting old doesn’t mean getting weak

Most people often assume that we will get weak when we get old. It doesn't have to be the case. In fact, as many of you would have heard me say "it's not old and weak, it's actually if you get weak, you get old". A recent study actually confirm that combined aerobic (e.g walking or swimming) and  resistance work (e.g. weights training) not only lose [...]

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Closed for Easter/ANZAC Day

Been a very long 13 weeks since January. Time for a break. Will be closed till after ANZAC day. Reopening Wednesday 26th [...]

Christmas & New Year

Healthfocus Family Practice is now closed for Christmas and New Year Holidays. We will be back, refreshed, from Monday 9th January Have a merry and safe Christmas and New [...]

A gift that keeps giving…

When I first came to Australia more than 35 years ago, I couldn't understand why Aussies were so pre-occupied with sports. There were football, rugby, AFL, cricket, tennis, [...]

Election 2016 and Health

Will you hop into a car with a tired or an irritable driver? Will you be happy if your airline pilot didn’t sleep well last night? So, would you like your doctor (GP or [...]

Back from holidays

Healthfocus has re-open again. The fluvaccine for 2016 not here yet. This year quadrivalent (4 strain) vaccine will contain: An A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like [...]

“This year’s flu will be bad….”

Don't you like those headlines. We haven't seen them yet as the weather is still too warm to worry yet. It happens every year. Just in case you are anxiously wondering when [...]

Gout is not about beer and kidneys…

One often associate gout with "Norm" - a drinker with a beer gut, don't you? Doctors often associate gout with some one with medical conditions related to poor lifestyle [...]

The Golden Years of Diabetes

It saddens me to see far too many patients with diabetes not receiving optimal care. Diabetes is not just about sugars. By not eating food with sugars or not putting sugars in [...]

Physical health in major mental illness – can we do better?

You will not be surprised if I tell you that patients with major mental illness have a high mortality rate. Sadly, you will probably guess that many die from suicides. But you [...]

Trust me. I’ m a doc! What is trust?

Trust is more than just believing. Trust is not accorded because of title. Trust is not automatically given based on position or rank. We all know that trust is earned. [...]