Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join BreastScreen WA as it turns Perth pink! October is the busiest month of the year for BreastScreen WA as it takes part in Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. A range of events have been planned to increase the awareness of breast cancer, including:        ...

Cancer Council – Girls’ Night In

Cancer Council – Girls’ Night In Women have never needed an excuse to get together, but if ever there was one it’s this.  Hosting a Girls’ Night In during October is a great way to gather your friends and raise vital funds to help Cancer Council beat...

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week 9 – 15 October 2016 The Western Australian Association for Mental Health is using the Act-Belong-Commit message with a focus on suicide prevention as the official theme for Mental Health Week. They’re incorporating the theme of...

Hearing Matters

Hearing Matters Hearing impairment, or deafness, is when your hearing is affected by a condition or injury. One in six Australians are hearing impaired, deaf or have an ear disorder. So how do we hear? In normal hearing, sound waves are captured by the external part...

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks. It occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body...
Asthma Attacks

Asthma Attacks

Asthma : What is it and how to treat it One in ten people in Australia has asthma and many of them will suffer from asthma attacks at some point in their lives. Asthma is a narrowing or inflammation of the airways that lead to your lungs.  Asthma sufferers usually...

Profile: Dr Ravi Morisetty, Armadale Doctor

Armadale Doctor Dr Ravi Morisetty MD, D ORTHO, MRCS, DFSRH, MRCGP Dr Ravi Morisetty joined Forrest Road GP, in February 2015, bringing a wealth of international experience and knowledge to our medical centre and the Armadale community. Dr Morisetty graduated in...
Stop the flu in its tracks: Flu Vax

Stop the flu in its tracks: Flu Vax

Confirmed flu cases are already at significantly higher levels than recorded at the same time last year which is urging GPs to focus on younger patients and at risk groups for influenza vaccinations.  The H3N2 A strain has been responsible for high hospitalisation...
Whooping Cough – the facts

Whooping Cough – the facts

What is whooping cough? Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious disease caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium infecting the lining of the airways. The result is swelling and production of a thick mucous, making breathing difficult and...
Drinking coffee could reduce heart disease

Drinking coffee could reduce heart disease

Korean researchers claim to have found that having coffee can reduce the chance of early heart disease during a study of 25,000 working age men and women. They say those people that drank three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to show early signs of heart...