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Jul 15, 2017

Maria

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  The team at Family Doctors Plus would like to thank our family, friends, team, extended team (other specialists and allied health providers) and most importantly our patients for your support. It is a privilege to look after you and your family. You inspire us every day. We would also like to thank Telstra Business Awards. […]

Jul 12, 2017

Maria

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A doctor we used to work with once said that one of the ways she used to combat stress was to plan her next holiday as soon as coming back from one. That way she had something to look forward to in case her work/family life got too hectic. She knew there was a break […]

Jun 26, 2017

Maria

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Kale and coconut oil are trendy for being ‘Super Foods’.  But just how nutritional are they?  Let’s start with Kale. Kale is a highly nutritional food, it is high in vitamin A, C, K and Folate.  An added bonus is that it is very low in calories (what we call a ‘free’ vegetable).  So yes, […]

Jun 23, 2017

Maria

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In Australia it is recommended that if you are contemplating pregnancy you consider supplements such as iodine and folate. These should be started one month prior to conception. The dose of folate that you need will largely depend on your medical history and family history. We recommend you see your doctor 1-3 months prior to […]

Jun 22, 2017

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Gone are the days when doctors used to recommend that pregnant women stop exercising. Most of you will be able to continue with your exercise programs. Studies have shown that it is actually beneficial to exercise in pregnancy. Of course speak to your doctor about what exercise you participate in and whether it is appropriate […]

Jun 21, 2017

Maria

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Another excellent tip given to us by Dr Paul Conaghan from Eve Health was to always wear gardening gloves when gardening, especially when you are pregnant. He also reminded everyone to wash their hands. This is to avoid harmful germs that can make you sick. Dr Paul gave us great advise at the Mater Mothers’ […]

Jun 20, 2017

Maria

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When you are pregnant you are eating for 2. Eat mindfully. Eat nourishing food. Drink plenty of water. Another important consideration is to avoid foods that contain pesticides, chemicals and artificial preservatives. Always wash your fruit and vegetables. This helps reduce your exposure to pesticides and also soil contaminants and harmful bacteria. And wash your […]

Jun 19, 2017

Maria

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The Family Doctors Plus team attended the Mater Mothers’ Hospital Alignment Program (Level 2) last weekend. Over the next week we will be sharing some of the practical tips we learnt. Our doctors provide shared care with the antenatal teams at the Mather Mothers’ Hopsital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. This means that […]

Jun 16, 2017

Maria

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Women’s hormones are a minefield. If you google it you will find a lot of information out there. Our doctors are all experienced in Women’s Health and have worked at Well Women’s Clinics. If you have questions about women’s health why not bring them to one of our doctors, they can help you navigate through […]

Jun 14, 2017

Maria

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Are you and your child asthma ready for winter? Winter has finally arrived and with it viral upper respiratory tract infections and cold weather, which can both trigger asthma symptoms in some people. Do you have a spacer for your inhalers? Do you know how to use it? Do you know how often you can […]

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