Top 5 Health Articles | March

At the start of every month I’ll be posting a brief roundup of the most popular articles of the previous month. If you haven’t read them yet, please take a look. Don’t forget that comments are welcome and encouraged. If you have something to add to the article or don’t agree with what I wrote then say so in the comments.

1. How to Detect Skin Cancer

Australians are 5 times more likely to get skin cancer than Americans with around 375,000 being diagnosed each year. Early detection is the key to successfully treating skin cancer. Checking your skin regularly will help you to detect any skin cancers and improve your chances of being one of the 90% who survive skin cancer.

2. East Perth Medical Centre

Our doctors and medical staff have many years of experience in a wide range of fields. Although we focus on the administration of travel vaccinations, we also provide other health services.

3. Top 10 Travel Related Diseases

Most of us wouldn’t even think twice about the possible diseases we can contract while on holiday. Unfortunately, when we travel we find ourselves at higher risk of disease than if we had stayed at home. Check with your doctor before departing on holiday for information on travel vaccinations which can prevent a number of the common travel related diseases. However, vaccines are not always available and other methods of prevention are required.

4. Is the Atkins Diet Better Than Most?

Almost all popular diets work in the short term simply because dieters are eating fewer calories. The problem with these fad diets is that they are almost impossible to stick to in the long term so as soon as you go off the diet you’ll most likely gain the weight you lost.

5. What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is provided to a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons. People most in need of physiotherapy are the elderly, who may be suffering from conditions such as arthritis, people who have an injury which has resulted in restricted physical movement, and people suffering from certain health problems such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and headaches. Physiotherapists can also provide information on how to prevent injuries.