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  • Hayfever – Not to be sneezed at

    Hayfever – Not to be sneezed at

    Master,
    Hayfever is a common complaint that can range from a minor annoyance to a severe illness.  It effects about 1 in 5 people and is caused by allergens in the environment.  Common allergens include dust, pollens, grasses, animal hair and mould.  Sometimes this is obvious, other times it may be tricky to identify these allergens. 
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  • Understanding Diabetes

    Understanding Diabetes

    Master,
    Diabetes is a condition where the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood is too high. A hormone called insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels. You can get diabetes if the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or if your body doesn’t use the insulin that is produced properly. Around
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  • Understanding Asthma

    Understanding Asthma

    Master,
    Elise is currently the Practice Manager at Neal Street Medical Clinic. She is also a regional asthma educator with the Asthma Foundation and also trains practice nurses with the National Asthma Council. On average, more than one Australian dies every day from asthma. Over 2 million Australians have asthma and the onset can occur at
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