Ease Your Throat Surgery Fears by Getting Properly Prepared

Having any type of surgery can be the cause of a lot of worries, particularly when it's on a delicate part of the body like the throat. Although you know the surgery is necessary and that you'll be in good hands, it doesn't always do much to alleviate your fears. Something that does help many people to feel better is to spend some time preparing for their surgery. By doing this, you can gain a better understanding of what to expect and make sure you're ready for the practical problems you might face. [Read More]

Understanding Giant Cell Arteritis and How a Vascular Surgeon Can Help

Although giant cell arteritis is rare in comparison to other vascular conditions, the consequences of not treating it can become severe. Each year, around one in 500 Australians will encounter giant cell arteritis that affects the eyes. The medical term for the condition is temporal arteritis, and when it arises, you need to recognise the symptoms and tackle them urgently. Knowing more about them and how a vascular surgeon can help could prevent you from losing your sight. [Read More]

The Pros and Cons of Using a Preferred Provider Service

If you make a claim on your health insurance, your claim will only be successful if your health insurance provider recognises the provider you have decided to use. When an insurance provider recognises a provider, they will often have arrangements for payment which can help to reduce the cost of treatment. A preferred provider service offers a number of benefits and disadvantages compared to other healthcare options. Below is a guide to everything you need to know. [Read More]

2 Vital Health-Related Tasks To Complete Before You Leave For Your Bali Holiday

Bali is an incredibly popular destination for Australian holidaymakers. The beautiful scenery, rich culture and friendly people coupled with the close proximity to Australia and inexpensive travel costs mean that well over a million Aussies visit the island each year. Unfortunately, it's not always cocktails and relaxing for many visitors. Many people become unwell during their Bali trip, usually caused by gastrointestinal illnesses from foods and drinks or exposure to exotic diseases such as malaria, rabies and dengue fever. [Read More]