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Winter Sports

Winter Sports Winter is the perfect time to engage in some heart-healthy exercise. It is school holidays and so the time to take action is now. Different winter exercises and their benefits. Today the exercise I am talking about is skiing or snowboarding.  We are...

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Menopause is defined as the final menstrual period.

Menopause is defined as the final menstrual period.

by Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn Menopause can occur naturally and at the expected age, prematurely or early. Periods may stop unexpectedly due to primary ovarian insufficiency, surgery, or because of treatment for cancer. Perimenopause is the stage before natural menopause,...

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Swimming – a great way to stay active 

Swimming – a great way to stay active 

by Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn Swimming is a great workout because we need to move our whole body against the resistance of the water. It: Keeps the heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off the body. Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness....

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

by Dr Raya GRISHINA-GUNN Around 1400 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year in Australia.  The risk of being diagnosed before age 85 is 1 in 85. Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer affecting women in Australia. Ovarian cancer is a...

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A healthier you in 2022 – one step at a time.

A healthier you in 2022 – one step at a time.

by Dr Raya GRISHINA-GUNN Most people set themselves goals to make changes in the new year. Sometimes, the hardest part about reaching a goal is getting started. Another barrier is making too many goals and changes. If we want to succeed we need to commit fully. The...

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Cherries – the benefits of plant based food.

Cherries – the benefits of plant based food.

by Dr Raya GRISHINA-GUNN Cherries are a small stone fruit that come in a variety of colours and flavours.  All varieties are highly nutritious and packed with fibre, vitamins, and minerals. One cup (154 grams) of sweet, raw, pitted cherries provides only 97 calories...

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Skin Cancer Melanoma

Skin Cancer Melanoma

by Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world.  Every year, about 16,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma in Australia.  It is the second most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women...

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Exercises and Skin Health

Exercises and Skin Health

Multiple studies have demonstrated the positive benefits of exercise on many chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Depression, Kidney and Lung Diseases just to name a few. However people with sensitive or acne-prone skin and those with chronic...

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Seven Vitamins for skin health

Seven Vitamins for skin health

By Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn Vitamin A: important for vision, skin health and immune function The best source is carrots; 100 g provides 93% Recommended daily allowance (RDA) for an adult. Vitamin C: Vital for tissue repair and a strong antioxidant. One cup of tomatoes...

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Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer

by Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn Testicular cancer is not a common cancer, but it is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, after skin cancer, among young men aged 20–39. In Australia, about 850 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year, accounting for about 1%...

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Support World Arthritis Day

Support World Arthritis Day

By Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn World Arthritis Day 2021 History World Arthritis Day was established by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) in 1996, and since then, is observed every year on 12th October. While people suffering from rheumatic and musculoskeletal...

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Psoriasis – an auto-immune disorder

Psoriasis – an auto-immune disorder

By Dr Raya Grishina-Gunn Psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder which is characterized by distinctive lesions.  These typically start as red and scaling papules that then merge to oval plaques.  These plaques can be small or wide spread. The scale can become extremely...

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The Importance of Self Care

The Importance of Self Care

We need to remember that if we don’t look after ourselves first, we will not be able to help others. Self-care is the activities and practices that we engage in on a regular basis to maintain and enhance our health and well-being. Self-care helps to prevent stress and...

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Lifestyle Interventions For The Prevention Of Diabetes

Lifestyle Interventions For The Prevention Of Diabetes

Last week was National Diabetes Week and around 1.8 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.3 known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated). An estimated 2 million Australians...

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