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3 Health Checks You Should Get Before Trying To Conceive A Baby

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Making the decision to try for a baby is an exciting and momentous time. It can also be quite a daunting and anxiety-filled time, particularly if it’s your first baby. During pregnancy, your health and the health of your baby will be your prime concerns. For this reason, there are three health checks that you should complete at your local medical centre before you start trying to conceive. 1. Nutrient levels…

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How to help your parent recover from hip replacement surgery

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The idea of undergoing hip replacement surgery can be daunting, both for the patient and their family.  Read on for three ways you can help your parent or other loved one recover from their hip replacement surgery. Optimise their nutrition As hip replacement surgery is a major procedure it takes a huge toll on the body’s nutritional stores.  Whether the surgery was done in an emergency after Mum broke her hip or a carefully planned operation to help improve Dad’s mobility their nutrition in the days after the surgery is very important for their recovery.…

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How Physiotherapy Helps Back Pain

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With a noticeable amount of the population suffering from lower back problems, it’s clear back pain is a common issue across Australia. If your back pain continues for more than four weeks or if it’s particularly severe from the onset, your doctor may recommend physiotherapy. Understanding more about physiotherapy and how it works will make starting your treatment journey easier. Passive movements can help reduce your pain to a manageable level…

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Thinking About the Unthinkable: Plan Your Own Funeral for Total Peace of Mind

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Your own funeral. It’s not something most people really want to think about but dying will happen to everyone eventually. And, while you might think it’s overly morbid to plan for that day, it’s actually a sensible and highly practical thing to do. For one thing, it gives you the peace of mind that you’ll get the send-off you really want, with every aspect just as you chose it. More importantly, it takes the pressure off your loved ones, giving them one less stressful thing to deal with during a difficult, grief-filled time.…

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Tips for Avoiding Awkwardness During Sexual Health Discussions with Your Teen

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The curricula in schools has changed over the years, and sex education is now considered an integral component of a child’s development. However, despite sexual health education being covered in class, the chances are that your child might not understand or internalize the issue thoroughly. As a parent to a teenager, you should take it upon yourself to clarify any gaps that might exist. At first, it will seem awkward talking about sex with your child.…

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