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News and Thoughts from Barton Lane

The Best Father’s Day Gift

The Best Father’s Day Gift

With Father’s Day this weekend, many of us are taking a moment to show Dad we care and thank him for all he’s done.  Men’s health doesn’t get much spotlight and Dads don’t often see their doctor. But did you know that 1 in 5 men experience anxiety, and 1 in 8 men...

Holidays and Wellbeing

Holidays and Wellbeing

It may seem like Holiday is a dirty word now with borders closing, snap lockdowns and restrictions in place but they are essential for wellbeing. COVID has seen a rise in stress and an increase in people accessing mental health services for their wellbeing. One of the...

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...