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Why it’s time to end stigma in lung cancer

Why it’s time to end stigma in lung cancer

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know that this November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? This initiative aims to “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” and raise the profile and reduce the stigma of lung cancer by backing campaigns that raise awareness .

According to Heart and Lung Surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “In 2018, its predicted that 12,741 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Around 25 people every day lose their lives to lung cancer. And a lot of people don’t know that lung cancer is responsible for nearly 20% of all cancer deaths in this country which is more than breast, prostate and ovarian cancer combined.”

With these alarming statics in mind, Dr. Nikki discusses the stigma associated with lung disease and how with proper funding, research and screening, we can save lives.

World Heart Day

World Heart Day

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Did you know that Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer? Every year, September 29 is World Heart Day and this year’s theme is “My Heart, Your Heart”. This global campaign encourages individuals, families, communities and governments to take charge of their heart health and that of others. With this in mind, we chatted to HIF blogger and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp who explains what the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest is and offers her advice on how we can help others’ hearts.

What Are Hiccups?

What Are Hiccups?

Dr. Nikki Stamp
What old wives’ tale have you used to get rid of your hiccups? Some people say the cure is to drink upside down, whilst others suggest a small shot of vinegar or even holding your breath. We’re sure you’ve heard of a few more, but did you know that in some people hiccups can stay around for weeks, even months! We caught up with Dr. Nikki Stamp to discuss all things hiccup related, including what they are, what causes them, and how you can treat them.
What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

Dr. Nikki Stamp

Do you know what is a healthy blood pressure is? Perhaps you’re unsure as to what’s too high or too low? According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Your body has lots of ways to, measure its own blood pressure and maintain the blood pressure within a range that is healthy for your body. Too high can damage your blood vessels and organs and too low may mean not enough blood gets to your organs. In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki, answers some common questions about blood pressure and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

The Nuts and Bolts of Diabetes

Did you know that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day? That’s one person every five minutes. According to medical health professional, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Currently, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, with current predictions telling us that this number is set to grow even more.” With these alarming statistics in mind, Nikki delves into the two types of diabetes, what it means and how it can be prevented or managed.

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Dr. Nikki Stamp

We know kids are resilient, but there may be a time when, as a parent you might find yourself heading to the emergency department (ED). According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “when it comes to kids, the general rules for heading to the ED include being particularly lethargic, not drinking or weeing much, looking particularly pale or dusky, as well as your own worry.” In this article, Dr. Nikki provides her expert advice on the specific signs you need to be aware of.

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