It's not just a headache, it's a migraine

It's not just a headache, it's a migraine

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP

As an after hours Doctor, I am often called out to see patients suffering from migraine. It is one of the most common acute conditions requiring urgent medical care – with 7% of men and 18% of women in the population suffering from migraines.

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5 ways to banish the blues!

5 ways to banish the blues!

As Keith Urban says, “Life is a rollercoaster, you’ve just gotta ride it.” But what happens when you feel stuck, locked in and overwhelmed that you can’t get off? Life’s not always an easy ride and we all feel blue sometimes, but how do keep going through the low times and keep the blues at bay?

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Hay fever season has sprung

Hay fever season has sprung

Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, can be triggered by pollen from grasses, weeds and trees.

Spring is traditionally the worst time of year for hay fever sufferers, when pollination of grass, weeds, wildflowers and trees is at its height.

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Why seniors call 13SICK

Why seniors call 13SICK

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS (Adelaide) FRACGP

In my practice as a Home Doctor, many of the patients I see are retirees, senior citizens, and the elderly.  As we get older, we inevitably have an increasing number of acute, episodic medical problems, which while not life-threatening, require urgent medical attention. And if it’s a weeknight, or the weekend, when your GP is closed, a call to 13SICK is often preferable to a trip to the Emergency Department. 

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