Burns First Aid

Burns First Aid

As the weather starts to cool down, hospitals see a significant increase in burns from heaters and hot water bottles as Aussies try to keep warm. With June being National Burns Awareness month, Kidsafe aims to raise awareness of burns prevention and correct burn first aid.

With this is mind, HIF Blogger and medical professional Dr. Nikki Stamp shares the vital steps to ensure you know how to treat burns early so it limits the damage caused and stop it in its tracks.

How Do Hospital Waiting Lists Work?

How Do Hospital Waiting Lists Work?

With the average wait on the public waiting list for elective surgery at an all-time high, can you afford to wait for your treatment? Richard Laycock, insurance expert from finder.com.au, discusses what elective surgery means, how the public hospital waitlists work and you can skip the public waiting times by taking out private health insurance.

Why Does Social Media Make Me Feel Miserable?

Why Does Social Media Make Me Feel Miserable?

It’s virtually impossible to avoid spending some time on social media and many of us may experience the social comparison and misery that comes from innocently scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. According to mental health expert and psychologist Dr. Happy “Whether we realise it or not, most of us are constantly evaluating our own attractiveness, intelligence, success, attributes and qualities by comparing ourselves to how we perceive others in these domains”. With this in mind, Dr. Happy shares some simple tips to ensure you enjoy using social media without it making you feel miserable.

Category:Mental Health
The Great Keto Debate

The Great Keto Debate

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of or know someone that’s done the Ketogenic Diet. But what is it exactly? In a nutshell you minimise carbs, have a moderate amount of protein and high fat in order to switch the body to metabolising fat. But is it fact or fad? In her latest article for HIF, expert nutritionist Rosie Mansfield has compiled a list of some of the pros and cons of the Keto diet to help you understand more about it and decide if it is right for you.

Category:Nutrition
Back Pain - Some Common Misconceptions

Back Pain - Some Common Misconceptions

Did you know that back pain is incredibly common? According to physio professional and HIF blogger, Em Batger, "It’s estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. As a physio I see clients with back pain almost every day with varying presentations from those with a dull background ache to those with sharp, intense, debilitating pain." We chatted to Em to get her advice on everything you need to know about back pain. Including the serious red flags to look out for, the common misconceptions, what can help to prevent back pain and what can help ease the pain and aid recovery.

Category:Physiotherapy
Monitoring Your Pets Lumps and Bumps

Monitoring Your Pets Lumps and Bumps

As our pet’s start to get older you may notice a lump or bump on their body, that wasn’t there yesterday – which as a pet parent, can be very scary. However, there are many reasons why a bump develops. With this in mind, we caught up with animal behaviourist Laura V to hear her expert knowledge on the causes of lumps in pets and know when it is time to call your primary care veterinarian.

Category:Pet Health
The Symptoms of a Heart Attack

The Symptoms of a Heart Attack

What are the warning signs of a heart attack? HIF blogger and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp shares her expert knowledge on the common, yet different symptoms to watch out for in both men and women. The sooner you can recognise the signs of a heart attack, the quicker you can get help and treatment.
Take a Holiday for Your Health

Take a Holiday for Your Health

Regular breaks are important for our health and wellbeing. According to Mental Health Expert and Psychologist Dr. Happy,” We are working harder and longer and we’re more stressed than we’ve ever been. In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy explains the importance taking multiple holidays a year to ensure we feel refreshed and revitalised.
Category:Mental Health
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