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Bowel Cancer Awareness

Bowel Cancer Awareness

It’s a little bit icky, but we’re going to have to talk about your bowels. And with good reason too because June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. Raising people’s awareness around bowel cancer is very important; bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death but if it’s found early, it’s highly treatable. I’m going to teach you what you need to know to be aware.
Burns First Aid

Burns First Aid

Dr. Nikki Stamp

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?

HIF Australia

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.

The Symptoms of a Heart Attack

The Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Dr. Nikki Stamp
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.
Exercise for Your Heart

Exercise for Your Heart

Dr. Nikki Stamp

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia, it's largely preventable and exercise is an important way to do that. In fact, when it comes to heart health, any form of exercise is beneficial; whether it be walking, playing sport, swimming or dancing. Essentially, the more you exercise, the more efficient and stronger your heart muscle becomes. Plus, exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure, and it’s great for our mental health too! In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki Stamp explores the benefits of exercise and discusses the different levels of activity to aim for.

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