Family Doctor’s Plus uses social media as a way of keeping people up to date with the latest news from the medical world. If you’ve ever wondered which posts our readers find most interesting, here are our top ten posts of 2017.
- Family Doctors Plus a finalist in the 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Awards
Family Doctors Plus was nominated for their agility and holistic approach to health care. As a first-time entrant in the awards, Family Doctors Plus is one of five businesses who have been selected as a finalist in the New Business Award category. Read more here
- Is your workplace flu- ready?
As the flu season is fast approaching it’s important to get prepared and prepare your workplace to reduce sick days caused by this highly contagious illness. Up to one in ten adults and three in ten children In Australia are infected with influenza each year and in the workplace it infects around 1 to 4 people, usually in the winter months. Read more here
- “Mums Guide to Pregnancy” – Maria Boulton
Come celebrate the release of Dr Maria Boulton’s new book – Mum’s Guide to Pregnancy!
Preparing for pregnancy? Mum’s Guide to Pregnancy has up-to-date, evidence-based information about the things you can control that will keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy.
- The best time to plan a holiday
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 coming. Too often we work ourselves to the bone. Part of self-care is to make sure you also plan some time off. This gorgeous photo is Queenstown at Sunset. Read more here
- Travelling when pregnant
Speak with your GP or obstetrician to see if travel is safe in your circumstances, how you can reduce the risk of blood clots, and whether you need any vaccination or medications to take with you. Check with your airline what their policy is on flying when pregnant, some of them require you to carry a medical certificate. Read more here
- Returning to work after injury
Did you know that long-term absence from work due to injury can adversely affect an employee’s health? Research shows that the sooner an injured worker returns to work, the better it is for their health and well-being. Read more here
- Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program
Meningococcal disease is a rare but severe infection that occurs when Meningococcal bacteria invade the body from the throat or nose.
Meningococcal bacteria are carried in the nose and throat of healthy individuals and are spread through close prolonged contact. Most people with Meningococcal infection fully recover, but some people who survive can develop long term health complications including limb deformity, skin scarring, deafness and possible loss of brain function. Read more here
- Sunkissed: dangerous misconceptions about skin cancer
Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they’re 70. It’s a sobering statistic, and one that we urge all our patients to take seriously.
- Infant Nutrition – Guidelines for Allergy Prevention
There appears to be a continued rise in allergic diseases, such as food allergy, eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in infants. The reasons for this rise are not well understood. Although infants with a family history of allergic disease are at a higher risk of developing allergies, infants with no family history can also develop allergies.
The following guidelines have been sourced from ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy) to outline practices that may help reduce the risk of infants developing allergies; particularly early onset allergies such as eczema and food allergy. Read more here
- Heading overseas? Visit your GP first.
In all of the excitement leading up to an overseas holiday, it’s easy to forget to speak to your doctor. It’s also possible to underestimate how badly things can go wrong if you don’t take the necessary medical precautions before boarding that flight to your exotic destination.
While travel abroad has become increasingly common and accessible, it doesn’t mean there aren’t associated health risks. In fact, if you travel overseas you have up to a 50% chance of suffering a travel-related illness. Read more here