When will the 2018 fluvaccine be out?

When it comes to recommendations for fluvaccination, I must admit that the term “recommended” is all too confusing not just to you but to me as a doctor as well. There is no question that older Australians (i.e. > 65 years old) healthy or not, should have the annual fluvaccination as a major influenza infection …

You don’t have to be stuck with diabetes

As a GP I am often saddened to tell my patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) that, in general, their diabetes will gradually deteriorate over time. They can slow the progress down by keeping to a healthy lifestyle, watching their diet and participating in some physical activity. In most instances, unfortunately, the diabetes does eventually …

Merry, Safe and Healthy Christmas & New Year

Wow, it’s Christmas already. Just want to wish everyone a merry, safe and healthy christmas and new year. Christmas is a time to reflect. It’s time to take stock. It’s time to consider those who are less fortunate than we are. It’s also time to plan for the next year. Next year is always a …

How safe are triathlons?

We hear athletes drop dead at sporting events every so often. Often, they are not to do with blocked arteries but more about undetected (and almost undetectable) irregular heart rhythms that causes sudden death. Fortunately, while seemingly fit and healthy individuals still drop dead at sporting events, the incidence is still much lower that the incidence …