The common infection women hate the most

The common infection women hate the most

By Dr Natalie Caristo MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRACGP 

Without doubt the illness that causes my female patients the most grief (albeit temporarily) is when they contract a urinary tract infection. With cries like, “Doctor, it really, really hurts!”, “It’s really stinging when I pee”, or “I have the urge to ‘go’ 20 times a day!” – it really is the infection that women hate the most...

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Some FAQs about 13SICK [Infographic]

Some FAQs about 13SICK [Infographic]

What does 13SICK do? When can I call? What sort of illnesses do you treat? For quick answers to these and other common questions, consult our handy infographic - and request a magnet too! 

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Influenza 2019 - 5 ways to protect your family

Influenza 2019 - 5 ways to protect your family

In Australia every year, it is estimated that up to four million people will contract influenza or ‘the flu’.

The 2017 influenza season saw the highest levels of activity since 2009 and resulted in an estimated 29,000 confirmed influenza hospital admissions. The severity of the influenza season can vary tremendously from year to year, but early indications are that the volume of cases in 2019 will certainly surpass last year’s total.

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Ten mistakes people make about gastro

Ten mistakes people make about gastro

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP

Gastroenteritis, or ‘gastro’ as we commonly call it, is one of the top ten reasons our Doctors get called out after hours. While usually not life threatening, gastro can be a debilitating and unpleasant experience for patients and their carers, particularly when they don’t fully understand why they are suddenly sick.

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