Conditions and treatments Medical conditions and disease
Blood disorders
A woman sits on an airplane Deep Vein Thrombosis Preventing deep vein thrombosis While air travel may increase your risk of developing DVT, it’s not the only thing that can contribute to this condition. Judith Ngai Judith Ngai Health writer
Cancer
Trades person sitting on ladder with hardhat looking at their phone Mesothelioma cancer (asbestos) Asbestos and cancer You might have heard asbestos is dangerous, but what is it and what health problems can it cause? Jenny Boss Jenny Boss Health Writer
A woman doing a breast exam Breast cancer How to check for breast cancer Most of us know that checking for breast cancer is important, but what should you look for and when should you book in for a screen? Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
A handful of supplements and vitamin pills Living with cancer and beyond Supplements for cancer patients We look at whether supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals during chemotherapy helps support your health. Angela Tufvesson Angela Tufvesson Journalist
Chronic respiratory conditions
An array of asthma medication Asthma Asthma medication There are many different types of medication that may be used in asthma management, including inhalers, tablets and even injections. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
A woman puffed after running Asthma Asthma triggers We look at some common asthma triggers and tips on how to manage them. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
A child using asthma medication Asthma Asthma in toddlers How can you spot the signs and symptoms of asthma in a toddler? And what’s the best way to manage it? Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Dementia
children interacting with aged care residents Dementia care Intergenerational playgroup how children can help residents living with dementia You only have to see their faces light up to know spending time with children is therapeutic for a person living with dementia. But what is it about a visit from little ones that has such a big impact on older people? Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
older woman knitting Dementia care Dementia: Tips to reconnect with past passions As dementia progresses some people may lose the skills or ability to do the things they once loved. But with the help of some tools or props we can support them to reconnect with their past passion and bring on pleasant memories. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
An older couple at a berry farm laughing with a young girl Alzheimer’s What is Alzheimers? Alzheimer’s disease affects around 20 per cent of people in Australia who are 85 or older. But what is Alzheimer’s disease, what are the symptoms, and can it be cured? Margaret Ryan Marg Ryan Head of Dementia Services, Bupa
Diabetes
A child and mother riding on a bike Type 1 diabetes The truth about caring for a child with type 1 diabetes One mum shares what having an eight-year-old son living with type 1 diabetes is really like – for her, for him and for the whole family. Susan Martin Susan Martin Writer
Person on their phone Diabetes information Five apps to help you manage diabetes We use technology for just about everything. Wish diabetes management could be at your fingertips? It turns out it can be. You can easily control diabetes with these helpful apps. Susan Martin Susan Martin Writer
Two young women laughing Type 1 diabetes 8 things your friend with type 1 diabetes wants you to know As someone living with type 1 diabetes, I’m often asked questions about what that means and what it’s like. While it’s a complicated condition, I’m always happy to talk about it because the more people understand, the easier it is for them to help out when needed. Below are eight things everyone should know about living life while managing type 1 diabetes. Clare Cooney Clare Cooney Writer
Heart conditions
two people kayaking Heart disease A heart-warming connection They live 115 kms apart and have never met in person but Bob Franze and Riley Kusuma share a special bond. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
A man with a stethoscope Heart failure Chronic heart failure Around 300,000 Australians live with some degree of heart failure. So what is chronic heart failure, what are some of the causes, and what are the common symptoms? Judith Ngai Judith Ngai Health writer
Couple sitting outside Heart disease Coronary heart disease: symptoms and diagnosis Many people don't know they have coronary heart disease until they experience some symptoms such as angina or a heart attack. Carol Kilkenny Author Carol Kilkenny Health writer
Stomach and bowel disease
A woman holding her stomach Irritable bowel syndrome Symptoms of IBS – do you have it? Bloating, diarrhea and constipation are among the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, a common bowel condition. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
A doctor treating a woman with IBS Irritable bowel syndrome How is IBS treated? If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, developing a plan to manage the condition is key. Trudie McConnochie Trudie McConnochie Writer
a woman lying on a bed, holding a pillow over her stomach Coeliac disease What is coeliac disease? We take a look at coeliac disease to explain what it is and what causes it. Tracy McBeth Tracy McBeth Journalist
Stroke
An older man doing tests with a nurse Stroke recovery Stroke rehabilitation: therapy after a stroke Stroke rehabilitation (rehab) is an important part of recovering from a stroke. Here's what you need to know about the therapy after a stroke. Stroke Foundation Health Partner
An older woman on a run What causes stroke Six tips on how to prevent a stroke Your risk of having a stroke is influenced by a number of things. Here are six things you can do to help prevent a stroke. Stroke Foundation Health Partner
An elderly man in a wheelchair Stroke recovery What happens after a stroke? The effect of a stroke isn't just physical – it's often emotional, too. After a stroke, it can be difficult to know what will happen next. Psychologist Nick Petrovic explains more. Nick Petrovic Author Nick Petrovic Psychologist