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News and Thoughts from Barton Lane

Continence

Continence

Bladder and bowel control problems are very common. Look around – it could be you and others you know. Up to 1 in 5 Australians regularly experience bowel or bladder leakage (incontinence) which can affect their quality of life considerably. However, many do not seek...

Let’s Talk Skin Cancer

Let’s Talk Skin Cancer

Let's talk skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer that you can get. By the time you turn 70, 2 out of 3 Australians will have been diagnosed with at least one skin cancer. So, what does this mean and what can we do about it? Despite our familiarity...

The Change of Life!

The Change of Life!

Menopause is a significant period of change and evaluation in many women’s lives. At the menopause, a change in hormones mean that the ovaries are no longer releasing eggs, and menstrual periods cease. Menopause as a diagnosis is made when a woman has not had a period...

Power of Choice

Power of Choice

If you weren’t convinced beforehand, 2020 certainly taught all of us that you cannot control everything in life. We all experience good and bad – be it pandemics, genetics, people, weather, or just plain luck – outside our control. Nevertheless, we would be wise not...

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It is that time of year when people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. After the year we have had maybe you have plans to make next year the best it can be, so the question is, do New Year’s resolutions work and what should you do instead? There has been a...

Holiday season is coming!

Holiday season is coming!

The whiff of excitement is in the air as we draw closer to Christmas, and so it should. Reflecting on the last 12 months, it has been one of the toughest ever for our local residents. We have endured drought, bushfire, dust storms, and of course topped off by the...

3 things for Bone Health

3 things for Bone Health

Our skeletons are constantly changing. As children and young adults our bones and muscles are growing stronger and store calcium. Later in adulthood our bodies have a tendency to use calcium stored in bones and it can be harder to maintain a healthy skeleton. When the...

Health and Exams

Health and Exams

The days are warming up, flowers are in bloom, and exam season is almost here. The coming weeks might be filled with a lot of study sometimes matched with a lot of stress. These are some simple, evidence-based tips to make sure our brains are in a healthy position to...

Sleep for Health

Sleep for Health

Sleep plays a vital part of the foundation for good health and wellbeing throughout your life. Your ability to function and feel well while you are awake depends on whether you are getting enough total sleep (7-8 hours a night), enough of each type of sleep and the...