The cholesterol-friendly diet

Your diet is a powerful tool for looking after your cholesterol levels and your heart generally. Unlike your age or family history, your diet something that is largely within your control to change. Most importantly, eating well doesn’t require… …read more

10 ways to treat hayfever

Hay fever plagues around one in seven Australians, which means that while most people celebrate spring, millions of people affected by allergic conjunctivitis are suffering.
Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, affect… …read more

How to keep your liver healthy

What does the liver actually do?
The liver is an amazing organ that performs over 500 different functions. A healthy liver can process food nutrients well and helps deal with toxins in the body. It can help you feel generally more healthy and vibran… …read more

Employee of the Month April – Karyn McNeil

April’s employee of the month was awarded to Karyn McNeil from Medicross Springwood and Medicross Rochedale. Karyn was awarded employee of the month for being a dedicated hard working employee who is always willing to go the extra mile. She also puts a lot of pride and effort into her work and always makes sure that patients feel welcome and comfortable in the practice

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The healthy food gap

A recent trip with my dad and uncle to the edge of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory was one third amazing, one third eye opening and one third baffling.
The amazing part couldn’t even begin to be covered here. As for the eye opening and t… …read more

People of parkrun: Trish

Name: Trish Beukers
Local parkrun: The Entrance, NSW
Attending since: March, 2016
For most her life, Trish had been dealing with depression, anxiety and PTSD, which manifested itself as a struggle with obesity. “There were years I didn&rsquo… …read more

People of parkrun: David

Name: David Noonan
Local parkrun: Ellenbrook, WA
Attending since: October 2014
In August 2014, David moved home to Perth, overweight and struggling to stay motivated to exercise.
“I started off at 144 kilograms,” says David. “It… …read more

Banana trifle recipe

Serves: 4-8
370 ml skim milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon natural vanilla essence
Trifle layers
1 banana, thinly … …read more

Caring for braces

Having braces can be a transformational experience, giving you a straight smile that you love and feel good about.
However, it’s important to take extra steps to care for your teeth while you have braces, as the proces… …read more

The history of the stethoscope

Form a mental image of ‘what a doctor looks like’, and two things might immediately spring to mind. The first is the ubiquitous white coat. But the second would be a strange, bracketed bridle-type device hooked loosely around the neck.
T… …read more

Spiced tempeh recipe

This is the perfect side dish or an addition to steamed or grilled veggies or salad. It also makes a great vegetarian option for barbecues, or mixed into curries and stir fries.
Tempeh has a nutty, meaty, mushroom-like flavour, and is a good plant-b… …read more