Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit
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Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Debbie and I am a housewife from Alice Springs, Australia. I love the life I have here with my wonderful husband and our four kids. It all started about a year ago when I realised that I couldn't read the label on a jar of food I was trying to open. I asked my husband if there was a problem with the way the label had been printed but he said he could read it just fine. He booked me an appointment at Vision2000Kota and they carried out some test to rule out any serious problems. Thankfully, I just needed to start wearing glasses. I hope you enjoy my health and medical blog.

Beat Disease and Keep Fighting Fit

  • Learn to Recognise the Common Signs of Swimmer's Shoulder

    5 December 2018

    Swimming is often touted as a relatively risk-free form of exercise since you don't place much pressure on your joints. While that's certainly true, there are still some injuries you might suffer from swimming, and swimmer's shoulder is one of the most common. Most people who swim for exercise emphasise the front crawl, which involves a lot of shoulder movement. The shoulder needs to be controlled by various muscles and ligaments.

  • How To Deal With Medical Appointments When You're Nervous

    24 October 2018

    Many people avoid appointments at medical centres, due to a fear of doctors, previous negative experiences or fear of being diagnosed with a serious illness. However, sometimes you really do need to see a doctor – and this short guide will explain three methods you can use to deal with medical appointments, despite your fear and anxiety. Tackle Your Negative Thoughts Perhaps you avoid the medical centre due to bad experiences, or maybe you're scared to hear bad news.

  • Dementia Care: Can Medical Alarms Keep Tabs on Your Parent?

    18 September 2018

    Juggling a job with caring for a parent with dementia is hard. There will be times during the day when you can't be there and can't know what your parent is up to. Even if you have care givers coming in regularly while you're at work, and your parent generally copes well alone, then there may be times when your parent wanders off, and you don't know where they are.

  • How Can You Make Sure That You Stick With Your Rehab Schedule?

    25 July 2018

    If you recently sustained a significant injury, you may have a challenging path ahead. Your injuries may have been reset and you may have been discharged from the care of the surgeon, but now you need to work with a professional at a physiotherapy clinic so that you can get back to where you were before this happened. Much of your remedial work will, however, take place at home and outside of the immediate supervision of the physio.

  • Why 20-Something Men Shouldn't Neglect Health Checks

    19 May 2017

    Everyone knows the importance of medical checks. Keeping on top of your health and spotting any potential problems early helps you stay in top form and avoid illnesses that could have been prevented. Just because you know it's important, however, it doesn't mean you act on that knowledge. One of the worst groups in terms of going for regular medical checks is men in their 20s. It's easy for young men to feel like they're in perfect health and that they can worry about getting checked when they're older.