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Harry's Health Advice Service

Hello! My name is Harry. I must start by explaining that I am not a medical professional and none of the advice in this blog should be used to diagnose an illness. The information in this blog will help you to gain a good knowledge and understanding of many different medical conditions and procedures, but if you have any symptoms or pain, you should always book an appointment with your local GP or visit the local emergency department at your local hospital. I have learnt about various medical conditions from my uncle who is a GP. He would often explain the different cases he had seen and would let me read his medical textbooks. I hope you find my blog useful.

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Keeping an eye on your health: how an eye exam can detect serious diseases
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How to Recover Quickly From a Twisted Knee

Even if you haven't fully sprained your knee in an injury, twisting it badly can place undue stress on the joint. In particular, knee ligaments are susceptible to damage from a sharp twisting motion. Unfortunately, such problems are only too common among runners, football players and soccer enthusiasts who will often twist their knees when they hit uneven ground underfoot or try to turn too rapidly. If you suspect you have sprained your knee, then seek professional advice at a physiotherapy clinic. Read More 

Bulk Billing: 3 Things You Need to Know

Some medical and health centres offer a service called bulk billing. Bulk billing typically occurs when the medical professional sends the hospital bill to the Medicare program rather than requesting that a patient pay for the cost of their treatment. If you would like to find out more about what bulk billing is and how the system operates, please read on. You need to check which treatments are covered If the Medicare system covers you, you will not be expected to meet the cost of certain medical procedures and services. Read More 

5 Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a common effect of aging, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of developing this irritating condition. Start putting these five top tips into practice now to keep your veins healthy. 1. Maintain a Healthy Body Weight According to a paper published in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, some studies show that obesity increases the risk of developing varicose veins, while others show that varicose veins are often more severe in obese people. Read More 

Teaching Children About Skin Cancer Is as Easy as ABC

Everybody needs to be mindful of the effects of the sun on their skin. This is even more important for Australians, where over three-quarter of a million people need treatment for at least one non-melanoma skin cancer each year. With around 2 out of 3 Australians being diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, it's vital to ensure that the protection of skin happens early—children must be taught how to protect their skin as soon as possible. Read More 

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Teeth Whitening

A bright white smile always gives a good first impression. It is not surprising then that teeth whitening has widely grown to become one of the most performed cosmetic procedures in dental facilities. This process is quick, safe and will immediately boost your smile, giving you gratifying confidence. Below are some more reasons why you need to consider teeth whitening. 1.    Teeth whitening will give you a healthier smile Read More