Managing Your Dog’s Incontinence

Managing Your Dog’s Incontinence

Both age and illness can contribute to incontinence in pets and dealing with can be tricky. With this in mind, we caught up with animal behaviourist expert, Laura V to hear her tips and tricks that might make the journey a little easier for you both.

Category:Pet Health
A Beginners Guide to Trigger Ball Release

A Beginners Guide to Trigger Ball Release

Muscle pain can be annoying. Whether your pain is from muscle soreness or an injury, stiff muscles can slow you down and affect your exercise routine. But, did you know there is a simple way to release tension and loosen up your muscles? HIF Physiotherapist guru Em Batger, from Active RX Physio shares her top tips for beginners to incorporate trigger ball release into their recovery or a post workout routine.

Category:Physiotherapy
Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

Is your child a fussy eater or the adventurous type who just loves to try everything? Now that school is back in full swing, we’ve got some healthy lunchbox ideas that will suit everyone and be sure to give them the energy they need. HIF foodie and nutritionist Rosie Mansfield shares her easy hacks to keep them hooked on lunch!

Category:Nutrition
8 Habits That Can Stain Your Teeth

8 Habits That Can Stain Your Teeth

We all know how important it is to brush and floss to keep our teeth and gums healthy. But most of us don't think about how our other daily habits can impact the long-term health of our teeth. We chatted with HIF resident dentist Dr Emma, to hear the daily habits that you may not have realised are dulling your pearly whites.

Category:Dental Health
How Alcohol Affects Your Mental Health

How Alcohol Affects Your Mental Health

Alcohol affects people in different ways. According to Mental Health Expert and Psychologist Dr. Happy, “Although alcohol appears to have a positive impact initially, and it can be fun and cause an improvement in mood in the very short term, over the medium to longer term it affects brain chemistry; and not in a good way. Alcohol disrupts the balance of neurotransmitters which can cause depression, anxiety and even anger and irritability.” Learn more from Dr. Happy about the effects of alcohol on your body and your mental health.

Category:Mental Health
What You Need to Know About Cancer

What You Need to Know About Cancer

Did you know that today is World Cancer Day? Every year on February 4, the world raises awareness around the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. It’s estimated that last year in Australia there were over 138,000 people diagnosed with cancer. There’s a lot of questions that people often have about cancer and for World Cancer Day, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp gives you some of the answers to the most common questions she gets asked about cancer.
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