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Mother's Day Self Care

Mother's Day Self Care

by Gina Huisy - Psychologist - 13 May 2018
Mother's Day - we tend to think breakfast in bed, flowers and chocolates. However, what about the women who do not have the opportunity to celebrate this day?
Influenza Vaccination 2018; Which vaccine is best? What about timing?

Influenza Vaccination 2018

by Dr Bob Kass - 10 April 2018
Vaccination for seasonal influenza 2018. Which vaccine is best for you and when is the best time to have your vaccination?
Happy Valentines Day! Languages of Love

Happy Valentines Day! Languages of Love

by Gina Huisy - Psychologist - 12 February 2018
So you’ve been dating your Valentine for a while… He’s yours, she’s yours. But you feel like your Valentine does not love you as much as you love them. You feel like they don’t even try to make you feel special. Does this sound familiar?
Measles Outbreak in the Papua region of Indonesia

Measles outbreak in the Papua region of Indonesia

by Dr Bob Kass - 29 January 2018
More than a 100 measles-related deaths have been reported in the Papua region of Indonesia over the last few weeks due to low vaccination coverage.
Happy New Year.. Same Unhappy Job?

Happy New Year, Same Unhappy Job?

by Gina Huisy - 22 January 2018
When job dissatisfaction starts to overwhelm our ability to rest, recharge and deal with the stress of the day it can lead to burn out, depression or anxiety.
2017 in Review & Happy New Year

2017 in Review & Happy New Year

22 December 2017
Thanks to our patients, staff & community partners for their support in 2017. We wish everyone a safe, happy & healthy 2018. Here's a look back at the events this year.
Long acting reversible contraception (LARCs)

Long Acting Reversible Contraception

by Dr Jessica Smith - 12 December 2017
Gone are the days when the pill was the only method of contraception available. We now have methods that are more reliable, and are referred to as ‘set and forget’.
Got Milk, Baby?

An Introduction to Baby Formula

by Dr Rebecca Nelson - 08 November 2017
The 'Breast is Best' message is great. Nevertheless some parents do need to formula feed or combine formula and breast.
Your gut as you age: Why you can't digest foods you once could

Your Gut As You Age

by Joyce Haddad - 13 July 2017
Why we no longer seem to digest foods like we once could. Learn why and how our gut changes as we get older and tips to improve digestive health.
Sitting is the New Smoking

Sitting is the New Smoking

by Melissa Haberfield - 31 May 2017
You might not think there’s much you can do about being more active and sitting less at work, but you’d be surprised.
The 2017 Influenza Vaccine

What you need to know about the 2017 Influenza Vaccine

by Dr Bob Kass - 06 March 2017
The media is already starting to bombard you with news on the 2017 influenza vaccine. Here is what you need to know.
Ross River Virus Disease (RRVD)

Ross River Virus Disease

by Dr Bob Kass - 19 February 2017
South Eastern Australia is currently experiencing a large increase in the number of cases of Ross River virus disease.
The Bacteria that are Responsible for your Ultimate Health

The Bacteria that are Responsible for your Ultimate Health

by Joyce Haddad - 29 January 2017
Breakthrough research has been conducted on the influence of 'good' bacteria on our health.
The Who, What, Where and Why of Pap Smears!

The Who, What, Where and Why of Pap Smears!

by Dr Jessica Smith - 02 January 2017
The question we know you don’t like to hear – “when was your last pap smear?” and why we always ask …
Enjoying Christmas without the Extra Baggage – Yes it’s Possible!

Enjoying Xmas Without the Extra Baggage

by Joyce Haddad - 30 November 2016
To help you avoid gaining (too much) weight over the silly season, here are some important things you should be doing from this day forward.
Why Sweeteners are as Bad as Refined Sugar

Are Sweeteners as Bad as Refined Sugar?

by Joyce Haddad - 16 November 2016
If you’ve been relying on sweetening your food & drinks with artificial sweeteners based on aspartame, saccharin or sucralose, you may want to rethink your options.
Persistent Diarrhoea in a Returned Traveller

Persistent Diarrhoea in a Returned Traveller

by Dr Bob Kass - 10 October 2016
Over 40% of travellers will experience a bout of traveller’s diarrhoea during travel to a less developed region For some individuals gastrointestinal symptoms may persist.
Taking Caution With Portions

Taking Caution with Portions

by Joyce Haddad - 05 October 2016
Over the last 2 decades, serving sizes have increased and so have our waistlines. From supersized meals to even larger plates, it's no wonder portion control has lost control.
Ten Tips for Staying Healthy on a Cruise

10 Tips for Staying Healthy on a Cruise

by Dr Bob Kass - 23 September 2016
"It was jus ta cruise! I didn’t think it necessary to speak with a doctor before leaving. I wished I had – I think I flushed my money down the toilet!"
A Step-by-Step Guide to Fixing your Relationship with Food

Fixing your Relationship with Food

by Joyce Haddad - 16 September 2016
Many people who are unhappy with their body, weight, or size spend too much time beating themselves up over what they ate, what they feel like eating or even what others eat.
Pre-Departure Travel Health Tips

Pre-Departure Travel Health Tips

by Dr Bob Kass - 30 August 2016
Many health issues can be prevented with better pre-travel preparation. Here are 5 tips on how to stay healthy when travelling overseas
Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget

by Joyce Haddad - 03 August 2016
Eating well while trying to save money can be challenging. Fortunately, with a little planning and helpful tips, preparing delicious & healthy meals is not impossible!
Meals Under 20 Minutes

Meals under 20 Minutes

by Joyce Haddad - 28 June 2016
Worried you’re not meeting your 5 serves of veggies each day? 2 delicious lunch and dinner recipes that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. Dietitian approved
Are juices worth the hype?

Are Juices Worth the Hype?

by Joyce Haddad - 02 June 2016
Should I be juicing my fruit and vegetables? Will it help me lose weight? Will it make me healthier? Are juices and juice diets really worth the hype?
International Health Regulations and Yellow Fever Vaccinations

IHR & Yellow Fever Vaccinations

by Dr Bob Kass - 24 May 2016
A number of African countries are reporting outbreaks of Yellow Fever. These include the Government of Angola who has notified WHO of more than 2000 cases, including 277 deaths.
The Truth About Carbs

The Truth About Carbs

by Joyce Haddad - 11 May 2016
In the 1990’s, or even before, carbohydrates or ‘carbs’ started getting a really bad rep. People started cutting them out of their diets in aim to lose extreme weight in a short time.
Brazil Olympics: Should I see a doctor before leaving Australia?

Brazil Olympics 2016

by Dr Bob Kass - 13 April 2016
I'm off to the Olympics in Brazil. Do I need to see a doctor before leaving Australia? While it is highly unlikely you will contract an "exotic" disease, it would be very disappointing to cop something you could have avoided through sensible advice.
Eating Well While Travelling; Is it really possible?

Eating Well While Travelling - Is it really possible?

by Joyce Haddad - 24 March 2016
Staying healthy while travelling can be a challenge. Distractions of new environments, changes to usual routines, and exposure to different foods can significantly affect usual healthy eating habits.
The 2016 Influenza vaccine is now available

The 2016 Influenza (flu) vaccine is now available

by Dr Bob Kass, Public Health Physician - 21 March 2016
About 1,500 Australians die from the complications of influenza every year, with approximately 13,500 hospitalisations and 300,000 GP consultations each year. Protect yourself against the flu this year by getting a flu vaccination.
Zika FAQ

Zika FAQ

by Dr Bob Kass - 04 February 2016
Ten facts to help you understand Zika a bit better.
Zika Virus Disease

Zika Virus Infection

by Dr Bob Kass - 25 January 2016
I am travelling to Brazil and Central America. Is the Zika virus outbreak relevant to me? Should I take any special precautions?
Bali Travel Health Advice

Bali Travel Health Advice

by Dr Bob Kass - 22 January 2016
So you are off to Bali? Are there any health concerns and do I need to see a doctor prior to travelling?
End of Year Update 2015

End of Year Update 2015

18 December 2015
It has been another big year at Globe Medical in 2015. We look back on what’s happened in our end of year update.
Globe Medical receives top honour from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL)

Globe Medical receives top honour from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL)

15 October 2015
Globe Medical received the top accreditation honour from AGPAL today, demonstrating the quality and safety of its medical clinic at 21 Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide’s CBD.
Globe Medical donates 60kg of medical supplies to Tonga

Globe Medical donates 60kg of medical supplies to Tonga

15 October 2015
Last week Globe Medical was proud to personally deliver and donate 60kg of medical supplies to the Universal Clinic, Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga; a small outpatient clinic offering low-cost healthcare to the local community.
How to Avoid Insect Bites on Holiday

How to Avoid Insect Bites on Holiday

09 September 2015
Avoiding insect bites in one of the most important measures travellers can take while away.
10-Step Pre-Travel Checklist

10-Step Pre-Travel Checklist

07 August 2015
Staying healthy while away from home is vital to making your trip happy and enjoyable. At Globe Medical, we strong advise our patients to observe the following pre-travel checklist to minimise their risks while away.
A Travel Doctor's Guide to Preventing Jet Lag

A Travel Doctor's Guide to Preventing Jet Lag

by Dr Bob Kass and Dr Maggie Phillips - 23 June 2015
Want to get your holiday or work trip off to a flying start? Globe Medical’s travel medicine experts provide you with tips and advice that will help minimise the effects of jet lag.
The 2015 Influenza vaccine: clearing up the confusion.

The 2015 Influenza Vaccine: clearing up the confusion

by Dr Bob Kass - 07 April 2015
Some aspects of the 2015 flu vaccine have caused some concern and confusion within the community. This article will help you to understand more about the flu vaccine and how it is made available to the government and community.
Ebola In West Africa: March 2015 Update

Ebola in West Africa: March 2015 Update

by Dr Bob Kass - 13 March 2015
It is now over 14 months since the Ebola outbreak first started in West Africa and much has changed since we wrote our first article in August 2014. Case numbers have risen from a few hundred to many thousands. Almost 10,000 people have now died according to official statistics but many more in reality.
Q&A about Hepatitis A outbreak and Frozen Berries, with Dr Bob Kass

Q&A about Hepatitis A outbreak and Frozen Berries, with Dr Bob Kass

23 February 2015
Medical Director at Globe Medical and Travel Medicine expert Dr Bob Kass answers patient questions and concerns relating to the incident.
Long Term Health Benefits of Walking Kokoda

Long Term Health Benefits of Walking Kokoda

18 December 2014
In this interview Globe Medical Director, Dr Bob Kass discusses some of the hidden benefits of booking an appointment with a Travel Medicine specialist.
Is it OK to see my local doctor, or should I see a Travel Medicine Specialist?

Is it OK to see my local doctor, or should I see a Travel Medicine Specialist?

16 December 2014
Director of Globe Medical and travel medicine specialist, Dr Bob Kass gets asked if someone should see their local doctor if they are just travelling to the USA or the UK.
The Evolution of the Travel Medicine Industry

The Evolution of the Travel Medicine Industry

11 December 2014
Globe Medical Director, Dr Bob Kass discusses the evolution of the travel medicine industry, from its beginnings in the 1980s to the present day.
Meningitis B Vaccine (Bexsero)

Meningitis B Vaccine (Bexsero)

23 October 2014
A new vaccine offering protection against Meningitis B (Bexsero) is now available for private purchase.
Ebola Update - Oct 16th 2014

Ebola Update - Oct 16th 2014

by Dr Bob Kass - 16 October 2014
Much has changed since our first article on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The case numbers have soared from a few hundred to many thousands. More than 4000 people have now died and cases have been diagnosed in Europe and the USA.
Stress at Exam Time, (the S word)

Stress at Exam Time, (the S word)

15 October 2014
Most people get stressed around exam time. Here are some useful tips from our doctors, to help you overcome the anxiety and stress.
healthdirect Helpline Australia

healthdirect Helpline Australia: 24/7 health advice

15 September 2014
Free access to health advice and information over the phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
OSHC: Doctor (GP) Referrals to a Specialist in Australia

OSHC: Doctor (GP) Referrals to a Specialist in Australia

10 September 2014
One of the more confusing aspects of the Australian healthcare system, for international students, is the referral process to specialists, pathology and radiology providers.
Doctor, can I prevent Shingles?

Doctor, can I prevent Shingles?

20 August 2014
Shingles is common health complaint in older Australians, and can be a painful and debilitating condition. A vaccine is now available to prevent Shingles, and is recommended for use in those over the age of 60 years.
Using your OSHC to access the Australian healthcare system

Using your OSHC to access the Australian healthcare system

15 August 2014
Confused about how to use your OSHC in Australia? This article provides a simple overview on how to use your OSHC to access healthcare in Australia.
Ebola - Australian Travellers to West Africa

Ebola - Australian Travellers to West Africa

01 August 2014
I'm about to go to West Africa. Should I be worried about Ebola?
GPs Vs Hospitals, Medicines & OSHC

GPs Hospitals, Medicines & OSHC

11 July 2014
A guide for International Students in Adelaide
World Cup Brazil

World Cup Brazil

10 May 2014
Brazil is the “must visit” tourism destination of 2014. During June more than 600,000 overseas visitors will experience the thrill of attending a Football World Cup.
Toys and Books in Children’s Hands

Toys and Books in Childrens Hands

by Alessandra Perna - 09 May 2011
I recall walking into a kindergarten classroom in Solomon Islands where more than 50 children were playing with some paint-worn wooden blocks; in a corner of the room, labeled 'dramatic play', there was but a pile of empty blocks; and on the floor a few tattered books.
Gerard's Kinabalu Climb

Gerard's Kinabalu Climb

by Gerard - 18 March 2011
I remember the air at 4095 meters on the summit of South East Asia's highest mountain, Kinabalu. It was the freshest I've ever breathed.
Chris' African Safari

Chris' African Safari

by Chris Pullen - 19 November 2010
Elephants, so unbelievable huge, almost silent except for the sound of their feeding. Giraffes, with their languid walk, silent too as they move through the bush. The sweet call of the tiny Scops Owl in the gloom of the African night as it states it claim to a territory.
Bob's Kilimanjaro Trip

Bob's Kilimanjaro Trip

03 August 2010
Bob rained hard for six months on the Mount Lofty trails and is to be congratulated on reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (altitude 5890 metres). He was very well research and well prepared. His biggest problem on the trip was feeling the cold at altitude.
Maggie's Hanoi Trip

Maggie's Hanoi Trip

by Dr. Maggie Phillips - 21 February 2010
I visited Vietnam (Hanoi) for the first time and would like to share what I learnt about the extreme sport of crossing the road in a sea of motor bikes. Do not attempt to run the gauntlet. Walk slowly and deliberately on the diagonal towards the oncoming traffic.