5 Best Breast Cancer Apps

Here are five free apps that can help you navigate through your breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and life beyond.  With Dr Mary Ling, Central Coast Breast and General Surgeon  1 Know Your Lemons Useful for all women. Did you know that milk lobes feel like soft squishy peas, while a cancerous lump often feels hard and immovable …

Buying or selling? We would be pleased to help you

MBM Legal + Conveyancing is a legal practice in Gosford providing planning, development, environmental, local government and commercial law services to both government and private sector clients. Martin Ball, solicitor, has more than 25 years of experience in these areas of law, and can assist you with expert advice and representation to best achieve your …

Vit D deficiency – in this sunny country, how can it be?

by Diana Arundell The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in our sunny country may be hard to believe, however it is not only a reality but it’s a growing issue putting many Australians at risk of developing serious health conditions. Some of the conditions associated with vitamin D deficiency include increased risk of breast or …

When parenting doesn’t go to plan

by Leanna McNeil When I decided to start a family, I had no idea that my child’s arrival would leave me feeling traumatized, and experiencing grief and loss. I had a perceived notion of how I would bring my child into this world and how she would thrive. For every parent, the vision that we hold …

Physical fitness – a vital tool for new mums

by Kate Landete Having a baby and becoming parents is both wonderfully exciting and terrifying at the same time, characterised by some of the most extreme highs and lows you are likely to ever experience. With as many as 1 in 5 expecting or new mums and 1 in 10 expecting or new dads in …

Choose your words carefully – offer active help instead

by Maryanne Sayers One of the things I hear all the time when first working with a family having problems with their baby’s sleeping is “We were just waiting for it to get better” or “People were telling us it would all work out” or “Friends were telling us to just do what we needed …

What is a low ‘FODMAP’ diet and can it help IBS?

by Diana Arundell Amidst all the ‘fashionable’ diets that come and go, the low ‘FODMAP’ diet is one which has solid research behind it, showing that it can significantly improve gastro intestinal symptoms in many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and clinically I have seen patients with inflammatory bowel disease also experience relief. It …

Cholesterol information – a bigger picture

by Diana Arundell With 30-50% of Australian adults having high cholesterol it’s important to understand more about this substance and it’s impact on the body. Firstly cholesterol is essential for life. The cells in our body require cholesterol to function and many of our hormones are derived from cholesterol, so it certainly isn’t something to …