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Health Column

Overweight and Obesity

OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

Obesity has become a global crisis. It is the biggest burden on our health system after smoking. In this week’s column Peel Health Campus (PHC) dietitian, Clara Chan, informs readers of the serious problems linked to obesity, identifies the causes and gives some hints if you need to lose weight.

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Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation

Is daytime sleepiness stealing your spark? Do you struggle through your day in a fog of fatigue? In the lead-up to Sleep Awareness Week (5 – 11 August 2019), Peel Health Campus respiratory and sleep specialist Dr Justin Ng advises how much sleep is needed for sound health and function, and suggests ways to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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FLU VACCINATION

FLU VACCINATION

This is the first of a series of regular health related columns that will appear in the Mandurah Mail. Written in consultation with experts at Peel Health Campus (PHC) and Ramsay Health Care, these informative columns will address a range of different health topics. This week, PHC infectious diseases specialist, Dr Ben Clark, answers questions about the flu vaccination.

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Bowel cancer

BOWEL CANCER

Bowel cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the country, but with early detection the majority of cases can be treated successfully. To raise awareness during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Peel Health Campus (PHC) gastroenterologist, Dr Callum Pearse, reports on the signs and symptoms and importantly, what to do if you experience them.

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Baby weight

BABY WEIGHT

Baby weight is a common concern among new parents leading to many GP and specialist appointments. In this week’s column, Ramsay Health Care Paediatrician, Dr Ravisha Srinivas Jois, reports on weight gain in newborns – what is normal and when to worry.

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