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Electrical muscle stimulation (STIMS) for pelvic floor muscle weakness and incontinence

Electrical muscle stimulation (STIMS) for pelvic floor muscle weakness and incontinence

Electrical muscle stimulation can be used to assist in strengthening very weak pelvic floor muscles as well as in the treatment of urge urinary incontinence. This is achieved by stimulating a passive contraction of the pelvic floor muscles through the transmission of low grade electrical impulses to the nerves that supply these muscles, as well as the bladder and bowel.  

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Does nutrition stop being important now my treatment for breast cancer has finished?

Have you recently finished your treatment of chemotherapy or radiotherapy for breast cancer and are interested in the ongoing benefits of good nutrition?
During cancer treatment you may have received dietary advice to optimise your nutritional status. This would have been to maintain your weight and help manage any side effects from the treatment that can affect your food intake. Did you know that nutrition and the diet you follow once your treatment finishes can help lower the risk of cancer recurrence? It can also influence other aspects of your health and improve your quality of life.

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Lymphoedema Awareness Month

Lymphoedema Awareness Month

This March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month.

Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic system fails to function correctly, resulting in swelling of the limbs and other parts of the body.



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Eat your way to better health. Eat better, feel better and move more….now

Eat your way to better health. Eat better, feel better and move more….now

Was your New Year’s resolution that 2014 would be your healthiest, fittest and best year yet?
If you answered yes, then Australian Healthy Weight Week, running from 17 to 23 February 2014, is a great time to start thinking about a healthier lifestyle and achieving and maintaining a comfortable weight.

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Slow carbs, not low carbs - the role of glycemic index in fertility

Slow carbs, not low carbs - the role of glycemic index in fertility

Carbohydrates have been a hot topic of conversation over the last few years in relation to many different areas of health. Did you know they can play a big role in improving your fertility?

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