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Pregnancy Ultrasound - What To Expect

Health & Medical Blog

Ultrasounds are carried out during pregnancy to enable medical professionals to monitor the development of your baby and to highlight any problems.  So what can you expect when you attend for an ultrasound scan?  Read on for a helpful overview. How many scans will you need? If your pregnancy is normal, you will be offered two scans.  The first usually takes place between 8 to 14 weeks and the second from 18 to 21 weeks.

19 December 2016

Purple Leg Veins — Treatment Options

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Purple leg veins are something that many men and women develop as they age. These varicose veins are unsightly and can also be painful. But what can you do about the dreaded 'purple snakes'? Read on to find out how a vascular surgeon could help you. The causes of varicose veins Varicose veins are formed when the valves inside the veins are damaged. This prevents efficient blood flow back to the heart and causes a build-up of pressure inside the venous network.

19 December 2016

Make A Conscious Lolly Choice

Health & Medical Blog

Halloween is just around the corner. While traditionally a North American holiday, it is growing in popularity each year in Australia. As the popularity of this holiday grows, so do the number of trick-or-treaters coming to the door. As a mum yourself, you probably worry about the amount of tooth decay you are contributing to when handing out lollies. However, you're also not likely keen on having your house egged because you gave out a healthy fruit option instead.

28 October 2016