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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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Why You Should Consider Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among males in Australia, and as men grow older, it becomes an increasingly relevant health concern. According to Cancer Australia, Australia has over 94,000 men living with prostate cancer, and it estimates that it will represent a staggering 24% of new cancer diagnoses affecting males in 2018, with an estimated 3,500 deaths from the disease. They also note that the rate of new cases has dropped quite significantly since 2008, from 180 per 100,000 to 130, while 5-year survival rates have also greatly improved, from 58% in 1984-1988 to 95% in 2009-2013. Read More 

Are You the Right Sort of Person to Work as a GP?

A career in medicine is one with many possible paths. Whether you decide early on what you want to specialise in or it comes at some point during your career, there's certainly no shortage of options. One of the options that's not always considered alongside the others is general practice. Part of the reason for this is that, despite the fact that general practice is a specialism in itself, it's sometimes seen as too vague. Read More 

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