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News and Thoughts from Barton Lane

The role of sugary drinks on our health

The role of sugary drinks on our health

Over the years, I have met a significant number of people where sugary drinks are a staple of their overall diet. Now, I don't myself deny that at times, for example on a hot Tamworth summer's day, a can of Coca Cola makes for a very refreshing drink. But how much is...

Why social distancing is still important

Why social distancing is still important

While there is relief, excitement, and nervousness around restrictions for COVID-19 easing, it is important to remember a few things to keep ourselves and our communities well. The virus is still present in Australia and cases are expected to rise at some stage.  ...

#behealthytomorrow

#behealthytomorrow

These last few months have been a whirlwind with the comfortable patterns of school, work, and daily life blown away. Not your average Tamworth autumn (despite gorgeous weather). In the midst of this, what’s concerning is how we’re going to come out the other side....

Should I have a regular GP?

Should I have a regular GP?

I hate getting sick. Aches, pains, fevers and not being able to do anything. I also have small children, and the idea that daddy needs to have some time to rest just does not cut it with them. So, whenever I am unwell, I just want to get better as quickly as possible....

Getting the most out of your appointment

Getting the most out of your appointment

Have you ever walked out at the end of a doctor’s visit only to realise you forgot to ask a question, or forgot part of what the doctor talked to you about? Planning ahead can help you get the most out of your visit to the practice, and here are some tips to help you....