Sally Hudson

What Are the Treatment Options for Early Kidney Cancer?

As with most types of cancer, the earlier that kidney cancer is diagnosed, the better chance there is of being able to treat the disease effectively and survive it. For stage 1 kidney cancer, the symptoms a person should see a doctor about are blood in the urine, a pain in your side that doesn't go away, weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue. If you experience any of these, see a doctor right away.

Asthma First Aid Essentials for Care Settings

Asthma is a common condition that you're likely to encounter in a care setting. Around one in nine Australians suffer from it, making it an integral part of any first aid course that focuses on education and care environments. Whether you're looking for a refresh of your current knowledge or you want to read ahead, here are some asthma first aid essentials to consider. Know how to assess an asthma attack

Benefits that a Physio Can Add to Your Life

Whether you have had a sports injury or have an illness that affects your movement, physiotherapy can benefit not only your recovery but your daily life as well. Many have the misconception that a physio is only for those who have been injured during sports play. This could not be further from the truth. While these services do help in recovery after sports injuries, they do so much more. Here are some of the benefits that physio treatments can add to your life.

Reasons to Use Medical Imaging Services When Pregnant

While there was once a time when pregnant women could only see their babies through 2D ultrasounds, today 3D and 4D scans are available. Although many obstetricians won't request them as standard, they're safe enough for pregnant women to use outside of their usual maternity care plans. If you're unsure as to whether you want one of these ultrasounds, it's worth exploring some of the reasons women choose them. Gender scans

Reasons Why Disability Care At Home Is More Suitable For You

Being at home is a safe haven for most. For people with disabilities, this is the case even more. Whether the person was born with a disability or became disabled due to life events, home is still where they are most comfortable. When you think of disability care, it should be with this in mind. Home health care can make your disability care more livable. Here are some reasons how this is can be possible.

3 Actions To Get Ready For A Skin Cancer Appointment

According to the Cancer Council, skin cancer will occur in every two out of three Australians by 70 with nearly 750,000 people treated every year. While it's devastating to get a skin cancer diagnosis, early detection and intervention ensures you can live a long and high-quality life, which is why you shouldn't ignore your skin. If you think you may have skin cancer, it's important to get checked. Here are some actions to help you get ready for your appointment: 

Surprising Causes of Chronic Dry Eye

Have your eyes started to suffer from scratchy or burning sensations? Have you started experiencing trouble with your vision due to these symptoms? Is redness, inflammation or excessive watering accompanying these symptoms? If you agree with any of these questions, it is highly likely that you are suffering from dry eye. While dry eyes can easily be cured by visiting your optometrist for prescription medication, it is critical to get to the bottom of the problem so that you can know how to avoid developing this ailment once and for all.

Ease Your Throat Surgery Fears by Getting Properly Prepared

Having any type of surgery can be the cause of a lot of worries, particularly when it's on a delicate part of the body like the throat. Although you know the surgery is necessary and that you'll be in good hands, it doesn't always do much to alleviate your fears. Something that does help many people to feel better is to spend some time preparing for their surgery. By doing this, you can gain a better understanding of what to expect and make sure you're ready for the practical problems you might face.

Understanding Giant Cell Arteritis and How a Vascular Surgeon Can Help

Although giant cell arteritis is rare in comparison to other vascular conditions, the consequences of not treating it can become severe. Each year, around one in 500 Australians will encounter giant cell arteritis that affects the eyes. The medical term for the condition is temporal arteritis, and when it arises, you need to recognise the symptoms and tackle them urgently. Knowing more about them and how a vascular surgeon can help could prevent you from losing your sight.

The Pros and Cons of Using a Preferred Provider Service

If you make a claim on your health insurance, your claim will only be successful if your health insurance provider recognises the provider you have decided to use. When an insurance provider recognises a provider, they will often have arrangements for payment which can help to reduce the cost of treatment. A preferred provider service offers a number of benefits and disadvantages compared to other healthcare options. Below is a guide to everything you need to know.